I loved the mountains, I loved the St Hilda, and I especially loved the sound of waves on the hull and being gently rocked as I lay in my bunk at night.
We take our passengers to the majestic west coast of Scotland: the Outer and Inner Hebrides and Argyll - beautiful, unspoiled coastlines of spectacular sea lochs, stunning Highland landscapes and incredible wildlife.
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 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!
We have just added a second small cruise ship to sail alongside our ex-tall ship St Hilda. Seahorse II will be joining us on our sea adventures from May 2018. Read more about her by clicking here.
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, small cruise ship, Seahorse.
Our small ship cruises will take you through a pristine environment, spectacularly rich in wildlife and breathtaking mountain and seascapes. A Scottish cruise aboard St Hilda or Seahorse II is truly a voyage of discovery.
Since we started St Hilda Sea Adventures, we have noticed increasing interest from our guests for extending our cruising range to visit the wild islands and remote anchorages of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. For easy access to these spectacular islands and lochs in 2018 we have decided to base ourselves out of Oban (Dunstaffnage Marina), the gateway to the Isles.
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, swimming, snorkelling, learning basic seamanship, hoisting the sails, rock pooling and the dinghy trips.
We receive fantastic feedback from our passengers who think that our sea adventures and our cruising areas offer something truly unique at very good value.
Also check out the independent reviews from our guests who book through Responsible Travel.
The Guardian newspaper has chosen St Hilda Sea Adventures as one of the ten best small-scale cruises worldwide!