Before venturing to either Eigg or Muck, confirm the schedule of the ferry's return. Because service isn't every day, you may find yourself staying at least 2 nights on either island. Caledonian MacBrayne (tel. 01687/462-403 in Mallaig; www.calmac.co.uk) sails from Mallaig to Eigg on Monday and Thursday at 10:30am and Saturday at 1:40pm. The round-trip ticket is £15. From Arisaig, Arisaig Marine (tel. 01687/450-224) sails to Muck on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (but departure days and times can vary). Sailings to Eigg are Friday through Wednesday. Most departures are at either 11 or 11:30am (subject to change, based on weather conditions). The round-trip fare for either is £17 to £18.
For assistance in finding accommodations on Eigg or Muck, and for general information, contact Mrs. Mairi Kirk, 7 Cleadane, Isle of Eigg (tel. 01687/482-416).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.