Small Ship Cruises in Scotland

The Cruises

Spectacular small ship cruise on the west coast of Scotland aboard the St Hilda. Join the sturdy ex-tall ship St Hilda and cruise the world famous Kyles and Sounds that separate the many islands of the Outer and Inner Hebrides and Argyll. We travel against a majestic backdrop of white-shell sand beaches, high mountains and the wild forests of the west coast of Scotland. 

Please note that all our itineraries are example itineraries and are, of course, weather dependent. Occasionally we might choose an alternative route and night anchorage to those shown on any given itinerary. 

Each trip is a unique Scottish cruising holiday experience with your own dedicated skipper and chef. Come as a family or choose to be part of a friendly group of solos and couples or alternatively book the whole boat.

For easy access to these spectacular islands and lochs of the Inner and Outer Hebrides in 2017 we have decided to base ourselves during the high season in the Isle of Mull, in Tobermory Bay, off the picturesque village of Tobermory. St Hilda will still be sailing at the start and the end of the season in the Isles and Inlets of Argyll.

Based on our guests' feedback we have tailored our Scottish small ship cruises to offer you the very best of the Inner and Outer Hebrides and Argyll. Some of our new and exciting adventures include a St Kilda cruise, an Isle of Skye and Small Isles cruise, a Whisky cruise and a cruise through tranquil waters of the Crinan Canal. Our new Hebridean cruises include visits to the Isles of Mull, Jura, Islay, Staffa and Iona to name but a few of the many Scottish islands.  On our whisky cruise you will have the chance to visit Islay and Jura, Scottish islands that are home to some of the world famous malt whisky distilleries.

Reasons to book

  • Extraordinary wildlife
  • Ex-tall ship with skipper and chef
  • Hoist the sails
  • Great value for money
  • Cruises through the Crinan Canal
  • Maximum of 6 guests per cruise
  • Breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner
  • Organised whisky tour for free
  • Organised activities for free

The trip was definitely successful not just for the activities but due to the people I sailed along with who made everything fun.

Alison Hosker, 2016