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.



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

Paula, June 2018
October 2022 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
3rd October St Hilda Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 4 spaces £1,140 - £1,800 p/p Enquire
5th October Seahorse II The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 7 spaces £1,550 - £1,750 p/p Enquire
April 2023 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
13th April Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 7 spaces £1,860 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
14th April Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 7 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
22nd April Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
22nd April St Hilda Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 6 spaces £1,140 - £1,800 p/p Enquire
30th April Gemini Explorer Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 7 spaces £1,920 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
May 2023 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
10th May Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 5 spaces £1,920 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
June 2023 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st June Gemini Explorer The Magical Outer Hebrides, Skye and Shiant Isles 10 nights 3 spaces £2,400 - £3,500 p/p Enquire
6th June St Hilda The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 4 spaces £950 - £1,500 p/p Enquire
13th June Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
July 2023 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
18th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 8 nights 3 spaces £1,520 - £2,400 p/p Enquire
28th July St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 8 nights 4 spaces £1,520 - £2,400 p/p Enquire
30th July Seahorse II Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 4 spaces £2,480 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
August 2023 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
7th August St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
16th August Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 7 spaces £1,920 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
19th August Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer: Photography Tutor Onboard 7 nights 10 spaces £2,170 - £2,450 p/p Enquire
23rd August St Hilda Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,520 - £2,400 p/p Enquire
26th August Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 8 spaces £1,680 - £2,450 p/p Enquire
28th August Seahorse II Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 11 spaces £1,860 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
September 2023 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
2nd September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
4th September Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,920 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
5th September Seahorse II Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 7 spaces £2,480 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
11th September St Hilda Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 4 spaces £1,140 - £1,800 p/p Enquire
14th September Gemini Explorer Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
15th September Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 11 spaces £1,860 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
19th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
22nd September Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
23rd September Seahorse II The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £1,550 - £1,750 p/p Enquire
28th September St Hilda The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £950 - £1,500 p/p Enquire
30th September Seahorse II Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 11 spaces £1,860 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
30th September Gemini Explorer The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 8 spaces £1,200 - £1,750 p/p Enquire
October 2023 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
7th October Gemini Explorer Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
8th October Seahorse II The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £1,550 - £1,750 p/p Enquire
April 2024 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
8th April Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
16th April Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £1,920 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
22nd April St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
26th April Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
May 2024 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st May St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
4th May Gemini Explorer Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £1,920 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
10th May St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
14th May Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £1,920 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
19th May St Hilda Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,520 - £2,400 p/p Enquire
20th May Seahorse II St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 10 spaces £3,100 - £3,500 p/p Enquire
24th May Gemini Explorer St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 6 spaces £2,400 - £3,500 p/p Enquire
29th May St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 8 nights 6 spaces £1,520 - £2,400 p/p Enquire
June 2024 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
5th June Gemini Explorer The Magical Outer Hebrides, Skye and Shiant Isles 10 nights 7 spaces £2,400 - £3,500 p/p Enquire
17th June Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
17th June St Hilda Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,520 - £2,400 p/p Enquire
25th June Gemini Explorer St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 5 spaces £2,400 - £3,500 p/p Enquire
27th June St Hilda Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
July 2024 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
6th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 8 nights 6 spaces £1,520 - £2,400 p/p Enquire
7th July Gemini Explorer St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 6 spaces £2,400 - £3,500 p/p Enquire
16th July St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
19th July Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
25th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
27th July Gemini Explorer St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 8 spaces £2,400 - £3,500 p/p Enquire
August 2024 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
3rd August St Hilda Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,520 - £2,400 p/p Enquire
8th August Gemini Explorer The Outer Hebrides Wildlife Explorer: Lewis and Harris 10 nights 8 spaces £2,400 - £3,500 p/p Enquire
13th August St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
20th August Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £1,920 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
22nd August St Hilda Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,520 - £2,400 p/p Enquire
30th August Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
September 2024 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st September St Hilda Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
7th September Gemini Explorer Scottish Island Mini Cruise: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £1,920 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
10th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
17th September Gemini Explorer Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
19th September St Hilda Southern Hebridean Islands: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 7 nights 6 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
25th September Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £1,440 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
28th September St Hilda The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £950 - £1,500 p/p Enquire
October 2024 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
3rd October Gemini Explorer The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 8 spaces £1,200 - £1,750 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.