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

The St Hilda is 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 On Board The St Hilda 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.

Youngsters and adults love to haul up the main and mizzen sails, set the jib, and learn to tie sailing knots. There is plenty of room on deck to carry your canoes, windsurfers or cycles. 

The yacht 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 is a great adventure holiday in Scotland for small groups of friends and families. Teenagers in particular love life aboard our ex-tall ship as they learn about sailing and 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 the St Hilda's microscope, the beautiful underwater world of microscopic plankton – a true microcosm of life.

August 2017 Cruise Nights Spaces Price
Mon 28th August St Hilda for Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 3 spaces £6,360 Enquire
September 2017 Cruise Nights Spaces Price
Sat 9th September The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 4 spaces £5,300 Enquire
April 2018 Cruise Nights Spaces Price
Wed 25th April The Sea Lochs of Argyll & Crinan Canal 7 nights 4 spaces £8,386 Enquire
May 2018 Cruise Nights Spaces Price
Fri 11th May St Hilda for Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 4 spaces £7,188 Enquire
Sat 19th May Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 4 spaces £9,584 Enquire
Tue 29th May Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £7,188 Enquire
June 2018 Cruise Nights Spaces Price
Wed 6th June Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 6 spaces £9,584 Enquire
Sat 16th June Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
Sat 23rd June The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
July 2018 Cruise Nights Spaces Price
Fri 13th July The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
Fri 20th July Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
August 2018 Cruise Nights Spaces Price
Fri 10th August St Hilda for Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 4 spaces £7,188 Enquire
Sat 18th August Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £7,188 Enquire
Sun 26th August Malt Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 6 spaces £9,584 Enquire
September 2018 Cruise Nights Spaces Price
Thu 13th September Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
Thu 20th September The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
Thu 27th September St Hilda for Skye and the Small Isles 6 nights 6 spaces £7,188 Enquire
October 2018 Cruise Nights Spaces Price
Fri 5th October Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
Fri 12th October Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 Enquire
Fri 19th October Scottish Castles and Sheltered Sea Lochs 5 nights 6 spaces £5,990 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 can't begin to explain what St Hilda has done for me and my confidence.

Ann Redburn, June 2013