MV Glen Tarsan

Like her sister ship Glen Massan, the Glen Tarsan is a lovingly converted wooden hulled former fishing boat. Under the direction of Andy Thoms the Glen Tarsan is now a comfortable small cruise ship perfect for exploring the magnificent Scottish coastline.

The interior of Glen Tarsan is influenced by a 1930s gentleman's motor yacht. The spacious deck saloon provides a comfortable vantage point for relaxing and watching the constantly changing scenery.

A very popular boat with our guests, Glen Tarsan was featured in the hit television series ‘Cruising with Jane McDonald’ on a ‘Mull her Inlets and Islands’ cruise. One of the highlights of the programme was Jane singing in Fingal's Cave on Staffa.

Glen Tarsan can take a maximum of 11 guests in six double or twin ensuite cabins. There are two cabins on the main deck with the remaining four situated below decks, all cabins have a porthole/window.

The Deck Saloon

The deck saloon is where our guests gather and relax, it is always warm and comfortable with crew on hand, discreetly attentive. The windows allow fabulous panoramic views of the Highland coastline as the vessel gently cruises through the landscape.

Informal dining

All meals are served at the communal table in the deck saloon, although canapes and drinks are often served on the outdoor aft deck, which is accessible through French doors, to catch the last of the evening light. Early risers are welcomed by a hot drink and any other sustenance required until breakfast is served. The library stocks books on local maps, history, wildlife and attractions and a range of board and other games. There is a plasma screen in the deck saloon where scenes of local history and wildlife can be viewed or a film, if everyone is in agreement.

A well stocked bar

The bar in the deck saloon is very well stocked, including an impressive choice of malt whiskies (and soft drinks if preferred!) and is available at all times.

The Outdoor Decks

The outside decks are a delightful aspect of The Majestic Line vessels. They have been carefully designed to enhance the guest experience on board, providing a perfect outdoor environment when desired. At deck saloon level on Glen Tarsan, french doors open out onto the sheltered aft deck, which has a table to allow for alfresco dining. At any time, guests can be found reading, chatting, enjoying a drink or snack, or just taking in the scenery.

Al fresco at anchor

When the boat is at anchor the aft deck is the perfect place for milling after dinner, to share stories, watch a beautiful west coast sunset, check out the stars and listen to the perfect silence broken only by the calls of birds and the gentle lapping of the water against the hull.

Take a spell at the helm!

From the deck saloon, stairs lead to the spacious upper decks and the wheelhouse. When cruising many of our guests like to spend time in the wheelhouse chatting with the skipper and crew and perhaps even taking a spell at the helm. The crew have a wealth of information about the local history of the areas visited that day and aspects of marine interest.

Soak up the sun or watch out for whales

There are two top decks, the sheltered aft sun deck with sun loungers and the fore deck which is ideal for wildlife watching. Alternatively, there is plenty of space to find a corner to settle down with a book.

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