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SECOND ART CRUISE - NO EXTRA COST We hope you have all had a...

29/12/2018 16:43



SECOND ART CRUISE - NO EXTRA COST

We hope you have all had a ‘relaxing’ Christmas! Due to a high demand for our spring art tutor cruise, we have decided to introduce a 2nd art cruise through the Caledonian Canal with art tutor Anthea Gage, RSW. Anthea has over 30 years’ experience teaching artists of all ages and of all abilities. 

Link to cruise: https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruise/loch-ness-and-the-caledonian-canal-art-tutor-onboard


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Photograph and Cruise the Scottish IslandsOur 10 night ‘'Skye,...

12/12/2018 21:51



Photograph and Cruise the Scottish Islands

Our 10 night ‘'Skye, Shiant and the Summer Isles’ cruise will now have a photography tutor onboard, at no additional cost to our passengers! You don’t have to take advantage of the tutoring but if you wish to do so please let us know when you book your cruise.

Cruise departs 17th August 2019 from Dunstaffnage marina, Oban.

Link to cruise itinerary:

https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruise/skye-shiant-and-the-summer-isles-photography-tutor-onboard


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20% DISCOUNT UNTIL 15th JAN 201920% discount for families...

08/12/2018 15:15



20% DISCOUNT UNTIL 15th JAN 2019

20% discount for families (minimum four) and for whole boat charters on all our 2019 cruises aboard St Hilda and Seahorse II. Simply book before the 15th of January 2019 with code “Noël”. 

Departure dates available for whole boat charter (max 6 passengers) aboard ex-tallship St Hilda: April 19th and 26th, June 16th and 25th, July 21st, August 18th and 28th, September 13th and 23rd, October 8th and 15th. 

St Hilda is the perfect holiday for a family - children and adults love learning to hoist the sails and using our inflatable sea kayak! Take a look at all the ‘things to do’ from our small ships: https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/your-holiday/things-to-do


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Winter Conversion 2018 - Seahorse II - Double/twin En-suitesThe...

05/12/2018 21:59



Winter Conversion 2018 - Seahorse II - Double/twin En-suites

The winter conversion has started!

Seahorse II has arrived at Mallaig boatyard and the team already got cracking on the double/twin en-suite conversion! What a lovely trip north (a wee bit chilly!), in between storms. 


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NEW Cruises With Wildlife SpecialistWe now how two extra special...

02/12/2018 22:31



NEW Cruises With Wildlife Specialist

We now how two extra special cruises onboard Seahorse II with a wildlife specialist at no extra cost to our guests:

- A Guided Wildlife Tour to the Isle of Skye and the Small Isles, departs 18th April 2019, 8 nights
- A Guided Wildlife Tour to St Kilda and the Shiants, departs 15th July 2019, 10 nights

For available spaces, take a look at our 2019 calendar:https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruises/calendar/2019

Book soon to ensure you will be exploring the remote Scottish islands and lochs next summer onboard our small ships.


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NEW Art Tutor CruiseThere are still spaces available onboard our...

19/11/2018 21:58



NEW Art Tutor Cruise

There are still spaces available onboard our new ‘Mull Odyssey’ cruise departing on the 28th April with art tutor Anthea Gage (with no extra cost!).

You don’t have to take advantage of Anthea’s tutoring but if you wish to do so, you will explore a wide variety of materials and techniques, from drawing with traditional media like pencils and oil pastels, to liquid watercolour painting, mixed media work and collage…all while cruising the Scottish islands!

The focus will be on developing individual skills and enjoying learning about new approaches to drawing and painting, using the sketch books to later produce a more finished and detailed work indoors.

Everyone is welcome to take part whether you are a beginner or a more experienced artist.


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NEW CRUISE - MULL ODYSSEY: ART TUTOR ONBOARDDeparts 28th April...

14/11/2018 11:52

NEW CRUISE - MULL ODYSSEY: ART TUTOR ONBOARD

Departs 28th April 2019 aboard small ship Seahorse II.

This special six night Mull Odyssey cruise goes to all the usual wonderful places (Staffa, Iona, Treshnish Isles, Coll, Ross of Mull, Tobermory, etc) and, in addition, we have onboard, for your enjoyment, a very experienced art tutor Anthea Gage, RSW.

You don’t have to take advantage of Anthea’s tutoring but, if you wish, we will supply all the art materials free of charge.

See link for more details: https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruise/mull-odyssey-cruise-art-tutor-onboard


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Autumn ColoursA few pictures from the last cruise of the season...

05/11/2018 00:14



Autumn Colours

A few pictures from the last cruise of the season aboard small ship St Hilda. Lovely Autumn colours and charming smiles! Thank you Rusty & Tess for sharing the pictures.


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NEW CRUISE TO ST KILDA & THE SHIANT ISLES WITH WILDLIFE...

23/10/2018 23:25

NEW CRUISE TO ST KILDA & THE SHIANT ISLES WITH WILDLIFE SPECIALIST ABOARD

This new 10 night Scottish cruise departs on the 15th July 2019 aboard small ship Seahorse II. A wildlife specialist will be onboard without any extra cost to our passengers! Here is the link to this Scottish islands cruise on our website:
https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruise/a-guided-wildlife-tour-to-st-kilda-and-the-shiants


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Our two wee ships are home for the winter!Time to give our wee...

18/10/2018 17:33

Our two wee ships are home for the winter!

Time to give our wee ships some ‘tender loving care’ after a busy and adventurous season exploring the Inner and Outer Hebrides. 


Over the winter we are fitting Seahorse II with two new double/twin en-suites cabins as well as a new dining area. These conversions will make the voyage aboard Seahorse II an even more enjoyable experience!


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Last 2018 Cruise - Seahorse IIA few pictures from our last...

12/10/2018 22:49



Last 2018 Cruise - Seahorse II

A few pictures from our last Scottish Island cruise this season aboard Seahorse II. What a wonderful first year for our new small ship Seahorse II and a BIG thank you to all our guests who took the time to share pictures with us and to write reviews.

Many thanks to our guest Susan for sharing these lovely pictures.


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THE 10% DISCOUNT FOR 2019 CRUISESThis is a reminder that all...

08/10/2018 16:02

THE 10% DISCOUNT FOR 2019 CRUISES

This is a reminder that all guests who book a 2019 Scottish cruise between 17th July and 20th October 2018 will receive a 10% discount.

Simply quote SC10 when booking.

We also have two new 10 night cruises discovering the remote Outer Hebrides and the North West Coast of Scotland departing in 2019. There is only one departure date for each cruise (on board Seahorse II) so book soon to guarantee your place.

Click HERE to view our 2019 ‘Scottish Island Cruising’ calendar.


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Five Night Hebridean Cruise - Guest Pictures A few pictures...

06/10/2018 15:27



Five Night Hebridean Cruise - Guest Pictures

A few pictures from the recent 5 night Hebridean Cruise aboard ex-tallship St Hilda. Many thanks to guest Daniel Carter for taking the time to share these pictures.


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Castle Stalker, near Port AppinGuests enjoyed an easy walk to...

02/10/2018 21:31

Castle Stalker, near Port Appin

Guests enjoyed an easy walk to Castle Stalker today. 

A calm autumn evening after a windy day! Thank you skipper Christophe Linsale for sending the picture.


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White-Tailed Eagle Guided Visit, Isle of MullDuring the 5 night...

30/09/2018 21:30



White-Tailed Eagle Guided Visit, Isle of Mull

During the 5 night ‘Scottish Castles & Sea Lochs’ cruise guests thoroughly enjoyed a guided visit on the Isle of Mull to view Britain’s largest and most impressive bird of prey, the white-tailed eagle. Thank you to the Mull Eagle Watch for the interesting visit.


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Highland & Islands Tourism Awards 2018We have today been...

28/09/2018 14:07



Highland & Islands Tourism Awards 2018

We have today been shortlisted for the best outdoor/adventure category by the Highland & Islands Tourism Awards! We are awaiting with impatience for the winner to be declared on the 2nd Nov 2018 but we are delighted to already have gone so far in the competition. The best of luck to all those who have entered!


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Scottish Castles & Sea Lochs PicturesWhat a lovely...

27/09/2018 23:30



Scottish Castles & Sea Lochs Pictures

What a lovely compilation of pictures from our passenger Janis Tranik. It was difficult to choose which ones to share! Pictures taken last week during the five night ‘Scottish Castles & Sea Lochs’ mini cruise aboard ex-tallship St Hilda.


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Wildlife encounters of the day!Three white tailed eagles were...

24/09/2018 23:46



Wildlife encounters of the day!

Three white tailed eagles were soaring above St Hilda - one of them just above our heads. Pictures captured by St Hilda’s skipper. 


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Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye & the Small Isles...

19/09/2018 15:33



Mini Cruise Around Scotland: Isle of Skye & the Small Isles - Guest Pictures

What a grey and windy Wednesday here in Oban! Many thanks to guest Laura Jamieson for sharing these beautiful pictures of calmer days. Pictures taken in September during the ‘Isle of Skye and the Small Isles’ mini cruise around Scotland.


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Guest Pictures - Whisky & Scottish Wildlife Cruise 2018This...

16/09/2018 22:47



Guest Pictures - Whisky & Scottish Wildlife Cruise 2018

This season our guests have been sharing some wonderful pictures of their Scottish cruises with us. Many thanks to Robin & Jim Newton for sending us pictures from their September 8 night Whisky & Scottish Wildlife cruise!


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