Scottish Family Cruising Holiday

Family Cruise Holiday

St Hilda Sea Adventures provides a unique small ship cruise on the beautiful west coast of Scotland. Cruise the Hebrides or Argyll for that unforgettable family holiday in Scotland.

The professional and knowledgeable skipper and the chef will look after you and the family as you travel the islands and lochs and dine on delicious, locally sourced food in the light and spacious saloon. Any cruise on the on-line calendar can be booked for a family cruise holiday. We can change both the cruise length and itinerary to suit your requirements. 

Activities And Wildlife

Our small cruise ships are ideal for that very special family cruising holiday in Scotland. Cruise spectacular isles and sea lochs where there are large areas of sheltered waters and remote anchorages that are  perfect for waterborne activities. Come aboard to sail; explore wild and remote sea lochs, islands and coastlines; observe the extraordinary wildlife or just relax and mess about on the water. Each day is as action packed or as relaxing as you please - perfect for recharging the batteries.

A Scottish Cruising Holiday Is Fun And Informal

The west coast of Scotland is rich in sea birds and marine life and you will never forget your sightings of otters, seals, porpoises, basking sharks, orcas and minke whales. We have even seen a humpback whale breach right in front of the boat.

On St Hilda, youngsters and adults love to haul up the main and mizzen sails, set the jib, and learn to tie sailing knots. On both vessels there is plenty of room on deck to carry your canoes, windsurfers or cycles. 

The vessel tender is at your disposal and you can go for fabulous mountain and coastal walks, visit the seaside rock pools and view the regions unique shore-side wildlife.

Perfect For A Small Group Of Friends And Family

The St Hilda or Seahorse II is a great adventure holiday in Scotland for small groups of friends and families. Teenagers in particular love life aboard our wee ships as they learn about seamanship. It's great fun for everyone to shoot lobster pots, fish for the evening meal, snorkel around the boat and jump and dive overboard. We can even examine, on some of the cruises, with a microscope the beautiful underwater world of microscopic plankton – a true microcosm of life.

April 2018 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
25th April St Hilda The Sea Lochs of Argyll & Crinan Canal 7 nights 3 spaces £8,386 Enquire
May 2018 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
19th May St Hilda Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 4 spaces £9,584 Enquire
21st May Seahorse II Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 8 spaces £12,800 Enquire
31st May Seahorse II Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
June 2018 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
6th June St Hilda Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 4 spaces £9,584 Enquire
8th June Seahorse II Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 8 spaces £12,800 Enquire
16th June St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
18th June Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
23rd June St Hilda The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 4 spaces £5,990 Enquire
25th June Seahorse II The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
July 2018 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
2nd July Seahorse II St Kilda: an Outer Hebridean Cruise 11 nights 8 spaces £17,600 Enquire
15th July Seahorse II The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
20th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £7,188 Enquire
22nd July Seahorse II Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
30th July Seahorse II St Kilda: an Outer Hebridean Cruise 11 nights 8 spaces £17,600 Enquire
August 2018 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
10th August St Hilda Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 4 spaces £7,188 Enquire
12th August Seahorse II Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
18th August St Hilda Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £7,188 Enquire
20th August Seahorse II Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
26th August St Hilda Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 6 spaces £9,584 Enquire
28th August Seahorse II Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 8 spaces £1,200 Enquire
September 2018 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
7th September Seahorse II Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 6 spaces £9,600 Enquire
13th September St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
15th September Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
20th September St Hilda The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
22nd September Seahorse II The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
27th September St Hilda Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
29th September Seahorse II Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
October 2018 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
5th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
7th October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
12th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
14th October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
19th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
21st October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
April 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
4th April St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
6th April Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
11th April St Hilda The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
13th April Seahorse II The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
18th April St Hilda Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
20th April Seahorse II Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
26th April St Hilda Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
28th April Seahorse II Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
May 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
4th May St Hilda The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 4 spaces £5,990 Enquire
6th May Seahorse II The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
11th May St Hilda Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
13th May Seahorse II Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
19th May St Hilda Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 6 spaces £9,584 Enquire
21st May Seahorse II Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 8 spaces £12,800 Enquire
29th May St Hilda Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 3 spaces £7,188 Enquire
31st May Seahorse II Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
June 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
6th June St Hilda Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 4 spaces £9,584 Enquire
8th June Seahorse II Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 8 spaces £12,800 Enquire
16th June St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
18th June Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
23rd June St Hilda The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
25th June Seahorse II The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
30th June St Hilda St Kilda: an Outer Hebridean Cruise 11 nights 4 spaces £13,178 Enquire
July 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
2nd July Seahorse II St Kilda: an Outer Hebridean Cruise 11 nights 8 spaces £17,600 Enquire
13th July St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
15th July Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
20th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
22nd July Seahorse II Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
28th July St Hilda St Kilda: an Outer Hebridean Cruise 11 nights 6 spaces £13,178 Enquire
30th July Seahorse II St Kilda: an Outer Hebridean Cruise 11 nights 8 spaces £17,600 Enquire
August 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
10th August St Hilda Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
12th August Seahorse II Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
18th August St Hilda Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
20th August Seahorse II Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
26th August St Hilda Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 6 spaces £9,584 Enquire
28th August Seahorse II Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 8 spaces £12,800 Enquire
September 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
5th September St Hilda Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
7th September Seahorse II Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
13th September St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
15th September Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
20th September St Hilda The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
22nd September Seahorse II The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
27th September St Hilda Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
29th September Seahorse II Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 8 spaces £9,600 Enquire
October 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
5th October St Hilda The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
7th October Seahorse II The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
12th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
14th October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire
19th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
21st October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 8 spaces £8,000 Enquire

The price includes all meals, fruit, coffee break, afternoon tea, pre dinner aperitif, wine with dinner and the services of your crew.

St Hilda Sea Adventures is very aware of the special nature of the environment in which it operates and makes every effort to run the boat in a way that protects the pristine places it visits. 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.


I felt that I was on a gourmet tour and it was often hard not to waddle out onto deck with how much we were given

Alison, 2016