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's two dinghies, 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. 

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 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
10th April Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 Enquire
18th April Seahorse II A Guided Wildlife Tour to the Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 9 spaces £21,880 Enquire
19th April St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £6,450 Enquire
26th April St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £7,740 Enquire
28th April Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Art Tutor Onboard 6 nights 9 spaces £16,410 Enquire
May 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
4th May St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 4 spaces £6,450 Enquire
6th May Seahorse II Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 6 spaces £16,410 Enquire
14th May Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 7 spaces £16,410 Enquire
19th May St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £7,740 Enquire
22nd May Seahorse II Malt Whisky and Scottish Wildlife Cruise 8 nights 6 spaces £21,880 Enquire
27th May St Hilda Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £10,320 Enquire
June 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
1st June Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 8 spaces £13,675 Enquire
6th June St Hilda Malt Whisky and Scottish Wildlife Cruise 8 nights 3 spaces £10,320 Enquire
16th June St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £9,030 Enquire
16th June Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 7 spaces £16,410 Enquire
25th June St Hilda Scottish Hebridean Islands: Taster Cruise 3 nights 6 spaces £3,870 Enquire
July 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
2nd July Seahorse II St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise In The Outer Hebrides 11 nights 4 spaces £30,085 Enquire
13th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £7,740 Enquire
15th July Seahorse II A Guided Wildlife Tour to St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 10 spaces £27,350 Enquire
21st July St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £6,450 Enquire
27th July Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £16,410 Enquire
August 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
4th August Seahorse II St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise In The Outer Hebrides 11 nights 7 spaces £30,085 Enquire
10th August St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £7,740 Enquire
17th August Seahorse II Skye, Shiant and the Summer Isles 10 nights 11 spaces £27,350 Enquire
18th August St Hilda Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £10,320 Enquire
28th August St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £7,740 Enquire
29th August Seahorse II Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 4 spaces £21,880 Enquire
September 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
5th September St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £7,740 Enquire
8th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 Enquire
13th September St Hilda Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £10,320 Enquire
16th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise 6 nights 9 spaces £16,410 Enquire
23rd September St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £6,450 Enquire
24th September Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £13,675 Enquire
30th September St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £7,740 Enquire
October 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
1st October Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 Enquire
8th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £6,450 Enquire
9th October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £13,675 Enquire
15th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £6,450 Enquire
16th October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £13,675 Enquire
April 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
11th April Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £13,675 Enquire
12th April St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £6,450 Enquire
18th April Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 Enquire
19th April St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £7,740 Enquire
26th April Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 Enquire
27th April St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £7,740 Enquire
May 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
4th May Seahorse II Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 11 spaces £21,880 Enquire
5th May St Hilda Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £10,320 Enquire
14th May Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 Enquire
15th May St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £7,740 Enquire
22nd May Seahorse II Skye, Shiant and the Summer Isles 10 nights 11 spaces £27,350 Enquire
23rd May St Hilda Malt Whisky and Scottish Wildlife Cruise 10 nights 6 spaces £12,900 Enquire
June 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
3rd June Seahorse II St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise In The Outer Hebrides 11 nights 11 spaces £30,085 Enquire
4th June St Hilda Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £10,320 Enquire
14th June St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £9,030 Enquire
16th June Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 Enquire
24th June St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £7,740 Enquire
24th June Seahorse II St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise In The Outer Hebrides 11 nights 11 spaces £30,085 Enquire
July 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
2nd July St Hilda Malt Whisky and Scottish Wildlife Cruise 10 nights 6 spaces £12,900 Enquire
7th July Seahorse II St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise In The Outer Hebrides 11 nights 11 spaces £30,085 Enquire
14th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 8 nights 6 spaces £10,320 Enquire
20th July Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 11 spaces £13,675 Enquire
24th July St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £7,740 Enquire
27th July Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 9 spaces £16,410 Enquire
August 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
1st August St Hilda Malt Whisky and Scottish Wildlife Cruise 8 nights 6 spaces £10,320 Enquire
4th August Seahorse II St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise In The Outer Hebrides 11 nights 11 spaces £30,085 Enquire
11th August St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £9,030 Enquire
17th August Seahorse II The Magical Outer Hebrides and Shiant Isles 10 nights 11 spaces £27,350 Enquire
20th August St Hilda Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £10,320 Enquire
29th August Seahorse II Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 11 spaces £21,880 Enquire
30th August St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £6,450 Enquire
September 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
6th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £9,030 Enquire
8th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 Enquire
15th September St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £7,740 Enquire
16th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 Enquire
23rd September St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £6,450 Enquire
24th September Seahorse II Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 11 spaces £21,880 Enquire
30th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £9,030 Enquire
October 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces Price
4th October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £13,675 Enquire
9th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £6,450 Enquire
11th October Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 11 spaces £16,410 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.



Families (minimum four) booking on St Hilda get a 5% discount or a 10% discount on Seahorse II


A truly transformative and wonderful journey. Being on a ship and moving according to the elements is regenerative.

Amanda, September 2017