Scottish Cruise

I can't begin to explain what St Hilda has done for me and my confidence.

Ann, June 2013

Scottish Cruises: A Unique Way To Discover Western Scotland

We take our passengers (couples, singles, groups and families) from Dunstaffnage Marina, near Oban which is the gateway to the majestic Highlands and Islands of West Scotland. The Outer and Inner Hebrides - beautiful, unspoiled coastlines of spectacular sea lochs, stunning Hebridean landscapes and incredible wildlife. In the summer months the days are long and the nights are short allowing even more time to enjoy the wonderful wildlife and scenery. 

We anchor in the most sheltered, idyllic places, in some of Scotland's world famous islands such as Skye, St Kilda, Mull, Jura, Islay, Staffa and Iona where you can observe the wildlife, fish, swim in the sea lochs, visit famous malt whisky distilleries or just go ashore and explore.

We see incredible Scottish wildlife  - soaring sea and golden eagles, basking sharks, minke and killer whales, porpoises, dolphins, myriads of seabirds and common and grey seals. We have even seen a breaching humpback whale!

Our New Small Cruise Ship 

We have added a second small cruise ship, Seahorse II, to sail alongside our ex-tall ship St Hilda. Read more about her by clicking here.

A Small Ship Cruising Holiday With A Difference

Our two small cruise ships offer you a truly unique experience.  People of all ages can learn about the sea but also find out about nature and explore the local marine environment while enjoying the exhilaration of cruising the wonderful west coast of Scotland on our classic, ex-tall ship, St Hilda and our sturdy, mini cruise ship, Seahorse II. 

Our Scottish cruises will take you through a pristine environment, spectacularly rich in wildlife and breathtaking mountain and seascapes. A cruise aboard St Hilda or Seahorse II is truly a voyage of discovery.

Our New Special Scottish Island Cruises

We have two new 10 night cruises departing in 2019, aboard Seahorse II, which visit wild islands and remote anchorages in the Inner and Outer Hebrides:

- Skye, Shiant and the Summer Isles - this cruise will have a photography tutor onboard

- The Magical Outer Hebrides and Shiant Isles

We also have some new 'quirky' cruises starting in Summer 2019 with a wildlife guide or a art or photography tutor onboard, at no extra cost to our guests.

Book Your Scottish Cruise

Our 2019 calendar is booking up fast but we still have spaces available. Click HERE to see our 2019 calendar. 

Our 2020 calendar is now available - click HERE to view it. Any un-booked cruise in the online calendar can be booked for a private charter. As soon as a cruise has just a single booking a private charter is no longer possible for that date - so early booking for a private charter is recommended.

Book The Whole Boat

All our Sea Adventures are perfect for family cruising holidays in Scotland. Families and groups of friends often charter the whole boat. The school holidays book up very quickly: if you have a special date in mind, don't delay.  We operate a system of flexible booking for small groups of friends and families who can choose the start date and length of trip, always assuming there is availability. Children especially enjoy fishing, sea kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, learning basic seamanship, hoisting the sails, rock pooling and the dinghy trips.

Solo Travellers

We host many solo travellers. We have single cabins available on Seahorse II and various cabin-sharing options in twin cabins on both small ships.

Guest Reviews

We receive fantastic feedback from our passengers who think that our Scottish cruises and our cruising areas offer something truly unique at very good value. Take a look at our latest reviews HERE. 

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The Cruises Special Offers

Reasons To Book

  • Extraordinary wildlife cruises
  • Skipper & chef included
  • Hoist the sails
  • Great value for money
  • Cruises through Scottish Canals
  • Maximum of 11 guests per cruise
  • Breakfast, snacks, lunch & dinner
  • Organised whisky tours for free
  • A perfect adventure for all ages
  • Art & photography cruises with free specialist tutors
  • Cruises with wildlife guide for free

Scottish Cruises: A Unique Way To Discover Western Scotland

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