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.


A wonderful, memorable week.

June, May 2018
August 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
29th August Seahorse II Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 4 spaces £1,800 - £2,320 p/p Enquire
September 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
5th September St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £960 - £1,560 p/p Enquire
8th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal: Art Tutor Onboard (west to east) 6 nights 7 spaces £1,450 - £1,840 p/p Enquire
16th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise (east to west) 6 nights 7 spaces £1,450 - £1,840 p/p Enquire
24th September Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise: Photography Tutor Onboard 5 nights 5 spaces £1,125 - £1,450 p/p Enquire
30th September St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 3 spaces £960 - £1,560 p/p Enquire
October 2019 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st October Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 3 spaces £1,350 - £1,740 p/p Enquire
8th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £800 - £1,300 p/p Enquire
9th October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £1,125 - £1,450 p/p Enquire
April 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
18th April Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Photography Tutor Onboard 6 nights 10 spaces £1,500 - £1,740 p/p Enquire
21st April Gemini Explorer Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 7 spaces £1,250 - £1,400 p/p Enquire
26th April Seahorse II Scottish Island Golfing: Whisky and Wildlife 8 nights 10 spaces £2,100 - £2,420 p/p Enquire
27th April St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £960 - £1,560 p/p Enquire
28th April Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 7 spaces £1,500 - £1,680 p/p Enquire
May 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
5th May St Hilda Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 4 spaces £1,280 - £2,080 p/p Enquire
6th May Seahorse II Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 7 spaces £2,000 - £2,320 p/p Enquire
6th May Gemini Explorer Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 7 spaces £2,000 - £2,240 p/p Enquire
16th May Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 7 spaces £1,500 - £1,680 p/p Enquire
23rd May St Hilda Inner Hebrides Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 10 nights 4 spaces £1,600 - £2,600 p/p Enquire
24th May Gemini Explorer Skye, Shiant and the Summer Isles 10 nights 7 spaces £2,500 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
June 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
4th June St Hilda Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 4 spaces £1,280 - £2,080 p/p Enquire
5th June Gemini Explorer St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise In The Outer Hebrides 11 nights 6 spaces £2,750 - £3,080 p/p Enquire
14th June St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,120 - £1,820 p/p Enquire
18th June Gemini Explorer Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 7 spaces £1,250 - £1,400 p/p Enquire
24th June St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 8 nights 6 spaces £1,280 - £2,080 p/p Enquire
25th June Gemini Explorer Outer Hebrides Explorer: St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 6 spaces £2,500 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
July 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
4th July St Hilda Inner Hebrides Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 8 nights 6 spaces £1,280 - £2,080 p/p Enquire
7th July Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 7 spaces £1,500 - £1,680 p/p Enquire
14th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 8 nights 4 spaces £1,280 - £2,080 p/p Enquire
15th July Gemini Explorer The Magical Outer Hebrides, Skye and Shiant Isles 10 nights 7 spaces £2,500 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
24th July St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £960 - £1,560 p/p Enquire
24th July Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 9 spaces £1,500 - £1,740 p/p Enquire
27th July Gemini Explorer Outer Hebrides Explorer: St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 6 spaces £2,500 - £2,800 p/p Enquire
August 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
8th August Gemini Explorer Inner Hebrides Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 8 nights 7 spaces £2,000 - £2,240 p/p Enquire
9th August St Hilda Inner Hebrides Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 8 nights 6 spaces £1,280 - £2,080 p/p Enquire
9th August Seahorse II Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 7 nights 11 spaces £1,750 - £2,030 p/p Enquire
13th August Seahorse II Discover Scotland by Land and Sea 11 nights 11 spaces £3,600 - £3,800 p/p Enquire
18th August Gemini Explorer Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 5 spaces £2,000 - £2,240 p/p Enquire
19th August St Hilda Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,280 - £2,080 p/p Enquire
25th August Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 11 spaces £1,500 - £1,740 p/p Enquire
28th August Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 7 spaces £1,750 - £1,960 p/p Enquire
29th August St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 6 nights 6 spaces £960 - £1,560 p/p Enquire
September 2020 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
2nd September Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer: Art Tutor Onboard 6 nights 10 spaces £1,500 - £1,740 p/p Enquire
6th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 4 spaces £1,120 - £1,820 p/p Enquire
6th September Gemini Explorer Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £2,000 - £2,240 p/p Enquire
10th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise (west to east) 6 nights 10 spaces £1,600 - £1,840 p/p Enquire
15th September St Hilda Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 6 spaces £960 - £1,560 p/p Enquire
16th September Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 7 spaces £1,750 - £1,960 p/p Enquire
18th September Seahorse II Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Cruise (east to west) 6 nights 11 spaces £1,600 - £1,840 p/p Enquire
23rd September St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £800 - £1,300 p/p Enquire
25th September Gemini Explorer Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 7 spaces £1,250 - £1,400 p/p Enquire
26th September Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 11 spaces £1,750 - £2,030 p/p Enquire
30th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,120 - £1,820 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 7 spaces £1,500 - £1,680 p/p Enquire
5th October Seahorse II Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura 6 nights 11 spaces £1,500 - £1,740 p/p Enquire
9th October St Hilda Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £800 - £1,300 p/p Enquire
10th October Gemini Explorer Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 7 spaces £1,250 - £1,400 p/p Enquire
13th October Seahorse II Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise 5 nights 11 spaces £1,250 - £1,450 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.