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 Inner Hebrides, Outer 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 online calendar can be booked for a family cruise holiday. We can change both the cruise's length and itinerary to suit your requirements. 

Activities And Wildlife

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 sea lochs, islands and coastlines; observe the extraordinary Scottish 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.

The vessels' tenders are at your disposal and you can go for fabulous mountain and coastal walks, visit the seaside rock pools and view the region's unique shore-side wildlife.

On Seahorse II we have a powerful little crane for launching Seahorse II's dinghy, two sea kayaks and paddle board. Here there is also plenty of room for your windsurf and kitesurf gears, diving gear, sailing dinghies and anything else you need for a great sea adventure with your family. 

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 St Hilda you will also be able to use our own inflatable sea kayak. 

On Gemini Explorer, you will have an exciting insight in to the role she once played as a cruising lifeboat. There is a specially designed viewing deck for wildlife with teak benches for relaxing and a sea kayak for your enjoyment. 

Perfect For A Small Group Of Friends And Family

Our small ships make for 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.



Families (minimum four) booking a Scottish Cruise NOW get a 10% discount.


Amazing holiday - the very best! Fantastic crew, magnificent scenery, full of laughter and adventure.

Paula, June 2018
July 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
14th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 8 nights 3 spaces £1,320 - £2,120 p/p Enquire
15th July Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 7 nights 4 spaces £1,960 - £2,240 p/p Enquire
24th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £990 - £1,590 p/p Enquire
24th July Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £1,680 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
27th July Gemini Explorer St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 3 spaces £2,700 - £3,200 p/p Enquire
August 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st August St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 6 spaces £990 - £1,590 p/p Enquire
1st August Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £1,680 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
8th August Gemini Explorer Hebridean Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 8 nights 3 spaces £2,080 - £2,560 p/p Enquire
9th August St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 8 nights 4 spaces £1,320 - £2,120 p/p Enquire
18th August Seahorse II The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise (5 nights) OR Scotland by Land & Sea (11 nights) 5 nights 8 spaces £1,400 - £1,600 p/p Enquire
18th August Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 3 spaces £2,080 - £2,560 p/p Enquire
25th August Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 7 spaces £1,680 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
28th August Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 4 spaces £1,820 - £2,240 p/p Enquire
29th August St Hilda The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 6 nights 4 spaces £990 - £1,590 p/p Enquire
September 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
6th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,155 - £1,855 p/p Enquire
6th September Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 3 spaces £2,080 - £2,560 p/p Enquire
10th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise (west to east) 6 nights 5 spaces £1,780 - £2,020 p/p Enquire
16th September Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,820 - £2,240 p/p Enquire
18th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise (east to west) 6 nights 5 spaces £1,780 - £2,020 p/p Enquire
23rd September St Hilda The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £825 - £1,325 p/p Enquire
25th September Gemini Explorer The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 5 spaces £1,300 - £1,600 p/p Enquire
26th September Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer: Photography Tutor Onboard 7 nights 3 spaces £1,960 - £2,240 p/p Enquire
30th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,155 - £1,855 p/p Enquire
October 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
2nd October Gemini Explorer Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 8 spaces £1,560 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
5th October Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 4 spaces £1,680 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
9th October St Hilda The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £825 - £1,325 p/p Enquire
10th October Gemini Explorer The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 8 spaces £1,300 - £1,600 p/p Enquire
13th October Seahorse II The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £1,400 - £1,600 p/p Enquire
April 2021 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
9th April Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 11 spaces £1,680 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
16th April Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £2,120 - £2,560 p/p Enquire
23rd April St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 8 nights 6 spaces £1,320 - £2,120 p/p Enquire
June 2021 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
12th June St Hilda Scottish Hebridean Islands: Taster Cruise 4 nights 4 spaces £660 - £1,060 p/p Enquire
August 2021 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
3rd August St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 5 spaces £1,155 - £1,855 p/p Enquire
21st August Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer: Photography Tutor Onboard 6 nights 3 spaces £1,680 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
29th August St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 4 spaces £990 - £1,590 p/p Enquire
30th August Gemini Explorer The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 3 spaces £1,325 - £1,600 p/p Enquire
September 2021 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
6th September Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 5 spaces £2,120 - £2,560 p/p Enquire
6th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 4 spaces £1,155 - £1,855 p/p Enquire
7th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise (west to east) 6 nights 11 spaces £1,780 - £2,020 p/p Enquire
15th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise (east to west) 6 nights 9 spaces £1,780 - £2,020 p/p Enquire
15th September St Hilda The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £825 - £1,325 p/p Enquire
16th September Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 5 spaces £1,855 - £2,560 p/p Enquire
22nd September St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £990 - £1,590 p/p Enquire
23rd September Seahorse II Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 9 spaces £2,240 - £2,560 p/p Enquire
25th September Gemini Explorer Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 8 spaces £1,590 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
30th September St Hilda The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £825 - £1,325 p/p Enquire
October 2021 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
3rd October Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 11 spaces £1,680 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
3rd October Gemini Explorer The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 8 spaces £1,325 - £1,600 p/p Enquire
7th October St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £990 - £1,590 p/p Enquire
10th October Gemini Explorer Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 8 spaces £1,590 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
11th October Seahorse II The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £1,400 - £1,600 p/p Enquire
April 2022 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
16th April Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 11 spaces £1,710 - £1,950 p/p Enquire
24th April Seahorse II Guided Wildlife Island Cruising: Treshnish, Staffa, Iona & the Small Isles 8 nights 11 spaces £2,280 - £2,600 p/p Enquire
25th April St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £1,020 - £1,620 p/p Enquire
26th April Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £1,320 - £1,950 p/p Enquire
May 2022 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
3rd May St Hilda Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,360 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
4th May Seahorse II Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 11 spaces £2,280 - £2,600 p/p Enquire
4th May Gemini Explorer Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £1,760 - £2,600 p/p Enquire
13th May St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £1,020 - £1,620 p/p Enquire
14th May Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £1,760 - £2,600 p/p Enquire
21st May St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 8 nights 4 spaces £1,360 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
24th May Gemini Explorer St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 8 spaces £2,200 - £3,250 p/p Enquire
31st May St Hilda Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,360 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
June 2022 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
3rd June Seahorse II A Guided Wildlife Tour to St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides 11 nights 8 spaces £3,135 - £3,575 p/p Enquire
5th June Gemini Explorer The Magical Outer Hebrides, Skye and Shiant Isles 10 nights 8 spaces £2,200 - £3,250 p/p Enquire
10th June St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 7 nights 6 spaces £1,190 - £1,890 p/p Enquire
17th June Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £1,320 - £1,950 p/p Enquire
19th June St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 8 nights 6 spaces £1,360 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
24th June Seahorse II Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 11 spaces £2,280 - £2,600 p/p Enquire
25th June Gemini Explorer St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 6 spaces £2,200 - £3,250 p/p Enquire
29th June St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,190 - £1,890 p/p Enquire
July 2022 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
7th July Gemini Explorer St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 8 spaces £2,200 - £3,250 p/p Enquire
8th July St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £1,020 - £1,620 p/p Enquire
15th July Seahorse II St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 11 spaces £2,850 - £3,250 p/p Enquire
16th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 8 nights 6 spaces £1,360 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
19th July Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £1,320 - £1,920 p/p Enquire
26th July St Hilda Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,360 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
27th July Seahorse II The Outer Hebrides Wildlife Explorer: Lewis and Harris 10 nights 11 spaces £2,850 - £3,250 p/p Enquire
27th July Gemini Explorer St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 7 spaces £2,200 - £3,250 p/p Enquire
August 2022 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
5th August St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,190 - £1,890 p/p Enquire
8th August Seahorse II Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 11 spaces £2,280 - £2,600 p/p Enquire
8th August Gemini Explorer The Outer Hebrides Wildlife Explorer: Lewis and Harris 10 nights 7 spaces £2,200 - £3,250 p/p Enquire
14th August St Hilda The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £850 - £1,350 p/p Enquire
18th August Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer: Photography Tutor Onboard 7 nights 11 spaces £1,995 - £2,275 p/p Enquire
20th August Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £1,760 - £2,600 p/p Enquire
21st August St Hilda Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,360 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
27th August Seahorse II Isle of Skye and the Small Isles: Art Tutor Onboard 7 nights 11 spaces £1,995 - £2,275 p/p Enquire
30th August Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 8 spaces £1,760 - £2,600 p/p Enquire
31st August St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,190 - £1,890 p/p Enquire
September 2022 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
8th September Gemini Explorer Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 8 spaces £1,320 - £1,950 p/p Enquire
9th September St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £1,020 - £1,620 p/p Enquire
12th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise (west to east) 6 nights 11 spaces £1,810 - £2,050 p/p Enquire
16th September Gemini Explorer The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 8 spaces £1,100 - £1,625 p/p Enquire
17th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,190 - £1,890 p/p Enquire
20th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise (east to west) 6 nights 11 spaces £1,810 - £2,050 p/p Enquire
23rd September Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £1,320 - £1,950 p/p Enquire
26th September St Hilda The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £850 - £1,350 p/p Enquire
28th September Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 11 spaces £1,710 - £1,950 p/p Enquire
October 2022 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st October Gemini Explorer The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 8 spaces £1,100 - £1,625 p/p Enquire
3rd October St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £1,020 - £1,620 p/p Enquire
6th October Seahorse II The Inner Hebrides Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £1,425 - £1,625 p/p 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 your voyage is weather dependent.  Weather doesn't just mean good or bad weather. There are many considerations such as tidal gates, wind direction and strength, the strength and direction of currents, overfalls, and fetch.