Our Crew

Dan (Owner)

Born and raised on the Isle Of Skye, Dan has been involved with the sea for over 40 years and has sailed much of the waters around the Island. In 1998 Dan decided to start Stardust Boat Trips and share the spectacular scenery and history of the Raasay sound with the thousands of tourists that visit the Isle Of Skye each year. It is safe to say that being a lifetime local, there is not much that Dan doesn't know about Skye.


Iain is one of the most experienced skippers on the island, having sailed all over the world including cross atlantic in an impressive career spanning over 40 years. Iain set up home on the Isle Of Skye 25 years ago and has gained a wealth of knowledge about the wildlife and history of the local area. As a keen photographer, Iain has also operated bespoke photography trips and will make sure you get the best shots out of your trip.


Andy has Skippered in various locations across the world from the deep jungle rivers of the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela, the Caribbean sea and the west and south coasts of the UK. Andy specialises in exotic and marine animals but his knowledge of the local wildlife is just as good as that of the Amazon. In winter months Andy works as an International Expedition Guide and has visited some of the most remote locations in the world.


Allan has lived in Skye for over 25 years. He also has a vast knowledge of the area and its wildlife and has a great knowledge of our local history which is a speciality of his. He has also been involved with the sea for over 40 years.

Our Vessels

Stardust Boats

We operate 3 vessels from Portree Harbour, MV Stardust, our new MV Stardust 2 and MV Skyelark.

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Stardust Wildlife

Find out more about our amazing White-tailed Eagles and the rest of the incredible wildlife we encounter.

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Our Crew

Stardust Crew

The crew on-board our fleet all are highly qualified and have many years experience. They are also very knowledgeable about local wildlife.

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Sea Eagle Stardust

Look at some the photographs taken from our boats, including shots of wildlife and the Isle of Skye.

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