St Hilda Sea Adventures News


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Julie, one of the members of the family run company, was...

19/03/2021 10:47

Julie, one of the members of the family run company, was interviewed on the radio. Click on the link to hear all about Scottish small ship cruising on the west coast!


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2023 Scottish Small Ship Cruises Our 2023 Scottish cruise...

17/03/2021 15:35



2023 Scottish Small Ship Cruises

Our 2023 Scottish cruise calendar is now online! Any un-booked cruise can be booked for a private charter. As soon as a cruise has just a single booking a private charter is no longer possible for that date - so early booking for a private charter is essential. Please do get in touch with us to talk through your requirements - we are flexible and very happy to help. 

E-mail:  info@sthildaseaadventures.co.uk 

Phone: 01776 810 802 or 07745550988



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St Hilda, winter 2021Our small cruise ship St Hilda with a...

12/03/2021 10:14

St Hilda, winter 2021

Our small cruise ship St Hilda with a freshly painted hull and ready for her annual survey.


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A hud pod of dolphins, winter 2021 St Hilda, on her way to...

12/03/2021 10:12

A hud pod of dolphins, winter 2021

St Hilda, on her way to Mallaig for her annual survey, was joined today by a huge pod of dolphins…make sure to watch the video to the end! 


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Oban, Winter 2021 Fantastic weather this week in Oban! Pictures...

09/01/2021 11:38



Oban, Winter 2021

Fantastic weather this week in Oban! Pictures taken at Dunstaffnage Marina where our three wee ships are berthed.


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Happy New Year and we are all looking forward to going back to...

04/01/2021 17:25

Happy New Year and we are all looking forward to going back to sea again in the spring!


This new year arrived with a special guest. We found it fishing off the rocks just near Oban where our wee ships are sitting out the winter. What a beautiful sight to see such a wild animal. 


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A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ST HILDA SEA ADVENTURESWe wish you...

14/12/2020 20:21

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ST HILDA SEA ADVENTURES

We wish you a great festive season and and we look forward to meeting you soon aboard one of our wee ships. 

***10% CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFFER***

We are now offering a 10% discount for any cruise booking made before 31st January 2021! Please contact Colette for availability or take a look at our online calendar.


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Scottish Wildlife - A Snakelock AnemoneA hidden marvel on the...

29/11/2020 13:14

Scottish Wildlife - A Snakelock Anemone

A hidden marvel on the shore of the Inner Hebrides (a local beach just next to Oban).


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Autumn in the Inner HebridesPictures taken on the very pretty...

26/11/2020 16:08



Autumn in the Inner Hebrides

Pictures taken on the very pretty slate island of Easdale.


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Private Charter Cruises 2021 and 2022***10% Autumn Special...

22/11/2020 20:00



Private Charter Cruises 2021 and 2022

***10% Autumn Special Offer***

We are now offering a 10% discount for any private charter (2021 or 2022) booking made before 20th Dec 2020!

Please contact us for availability. We have 2021 private charter dates available in April and October and also departing on the 12th August and the 30th September. 

Pease note, as soon as a cruise has just a single booking a private charter is no longer possible for that date - so early booking for a private charter is essential.


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Gemini Explorer, ObanGemini Explorer, our ex-cruising lifeboat,...

14/10/2020 10:49

Gemini Explorer, Oban

Gemini Explorer, our ex-cruising lifeboat, looking splendid and shining in the autumn sun. 


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This week would have been the end of our 2020 cruising season....

07/10/2020 10:56



This week would have been the end of our 2020 cruising season. Our guests would have had beautiful weather to enjoy the wonderful Hebrides!


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Summer 2020Our little fleet, berthed at Dunstaffnage marina, all...

19/08/2020 13:03



Summer 2020

Our little fleet, berthed at Dunstaffnage marina, all ready to go. 

What beautiful summer weather we are currently having!


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Another successful trip to St Kilda in July 2019 aboard...

16/07/2020 18:18



Another successful trip to St Kilda in July 2019 aboard Seahorse II with one of our wildlife guides aboard. He says ‘that nothing can prepare you for a close-up view of the gannet stacks there (St Kilda) – surely one of Scotland’s foremost wildlife spectacles. And it’s hard to beat seeing dolphins riding the bow-wave just below you!’

Here are a few pictures taken by guests Yvette Weckhuysen and Peter Hopkins during their voyage with us aboard our ex-Norwegian ferry, Seahorse II.


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St Kilda and the Outer HebridesThis time last year St Hilda was...

30/06/2020 17:04



St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides

This time last year St Hilda was setting off on an 11 night cruise to explore the Outer Hebrides and the archipelago of St Kilda. Here are some wonderful pictures taken by guests Andrew Bridges and Lesley Corina during their Scottish adventure aboard ex-tall ship St Hilda.


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Seaweed QuizHere are the answers you have all been waiting...

16/06/2020 18:34


Dried Pelvetia Canaliculata (Channel wrack) - pic 1
Plocamium lyngbyanum (Lyngbye's cock's comb) - pic 2
Fucus Serratus (Serrated wrack) - pic 3
Semi-dried Fucus Spiralis (Spiraled wrack) - pic 4
Saccharina Latissima (Sugar Kelp) - pic 5

Seaweed Quiz

Here are the answers you have all been waiting for!


Dried Pelvetia Canaliculata (Channel wrack) - pic 1
Plocamium lyngbyanum (Lyngbye’s cock’s comb) - pic 2
Fucus Serratus (Serrated wrack) - pic 3
Semi-dried Fucus Spiralis (Spiraled wrack) - pic 4
Saccharina Latissima (Sugar Kelp) - pic 5We are not sure about the ‘plocamium lyngbyanum’ (the red seaweed)…. Feel free to correct us if we are wrong!


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Seaweed Quiz!Spring continues to bring sunshine and warm gentle...

09/06/2020 11:33



Seaweed Quiz!

Spring continues to bring sunshine and warm gentle winds on the west coast of Scotland. It is a pity we are not at sea enjoying this wonderful weather. To idle away some lockdown time, here is a little quiz for our St Hilda Sea Adventures followers: can you name and identify the five, following, common seaweeds found on our local beach. Extra marks for the scientific names! Answers will be forthcoming in a few days time.


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Scottish WildlifeA wonderful small but impressive wildlife...

27/05/2020 13:45

Scottish Wildlife

A wonderful small but impressive wildlife encounter on our local beach: a hermit crab moving home! 


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Scottish Cruises - Spring 2019This time last year we were well...

19/05/2020 12:23



Scottish Cruises - Spring 2019

This time last year we were well in the 2019 cruising season and were really enjoying exploring the Inner Hebrides (Skye, the Small Isles and Mull).

Here are some pictures taken by guests Euan and Ruth Fraser, Barbara Fierek and Marie Drumgoole. Wonderful memories of their voyages around the Scottish islands aboard our small ships St Hilda and Seahorse II!


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