Spring is in the air!
We are almost ready to start our 2020 season and the feeling of spring is in the air. Gemini Explorer, our ex-cruising lifeboat, is joining us for her first season to explore the remote Scottish islands of the Hebrides. We have been working hard preparing our three small ships and the conversion on Gemini Explorer is looking splendid.
We are looking forward to meeting all of our guests this coming season. If you have not yet booked a cruise with us, we still have some availability for the 2020 season.
Visit www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk or contact us via phone on 01776810802 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
First cruise for Gemini Explorer - April 2020
Our first Mull Odyssey cruise of the season aboard our NEW ex-cruising lifeboat Gemini Explorer departs on the 28th April 2020. We are look forward to showing our guests the new cabins.
During the six night cruise, which makes a circumnavigation of the Isle of Mull, we visit the famous islands of Staffa (Fingal’s cave) and Iona and also the puffin colony on Lunga where guests really enjoy watching the puffins from close up.
Winter in Scotland
A chilly but beautiful journey from Oban to Mallaig boatyard for St Hilda’s hull to be painted afresh. She will be beautiful for the start of the season in April!
St Hilda’s First Cruise of 2020
Our first cruise of the season aboard our traditional wooden ketch St Hilda departs on the 27th April 2020. The six night Hebridean Cruise explores the Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura.
St Hilda is a classic wooden ketch. On St Hilda guests can help work the sails and have fun with our inflatable sea kayak that she carries. Of course, guests can choose to just relax and watch the wonderful world of the Scottish islands and highlands go sailing by.
Have a look at the below pictures to see what awaits you!
Scottish Cruises 2020!
We are looking forward to the start of the season! First cruise ‘Mull Odyssey: Staffa, Iona & the Ross of Mull’ departs on the 18th April 2020 aboard small ship Seahorse II. On this cruise we will have a photogoraphy tutor on board at no extra cost to our guests. See below pictures for a glimpse of what you will see during this wonderful six night cruise.
NEW 10 night cruise: ‘The Outer Hebrides Wildlife Explorer: Lewis and Harris’
First departure date 24th May 2020 aobard our NEW ex-cruising lifeboat Gemini Explorer.
This Scottish cruise wanders through the Northern Outer Hebrides on the outer edge of the Atlantic Ocean. We visit the remote and stunning isles of Lewis and Harris which, despite being usually referred to as two separate islands, are in fact connected.
See below link to take a look at the itinerary: https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruise/the-outer-hebrides-wildlife-explorer-lewis-and-harris?fbclid=IwAR0CPjVLaIJVON-h4YPdYDoSV-lfEM-mTrELbNvNykmv2_EitrOB8gQWC2E
Merry Christmas from the St Hilda Sea Adventures team: Christophe, Colette, Julie and Michael. We wish you all a great festive season!
NEW LAND & SEA CRUISE - 13th August 2020:
Visiting Scotland by both land and sea allows the visitor to truly appreciate the multi-faceted depth of this wonderful country. FIRST departure date 13th August 2020 for 11 nights. 6 nights on land and 5 nights aboard our wee ship Seahorse II.
See below link for more details of the itinerary: https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruise/discover-scotland-by-land-and-sea/seahorse-ii/13-aug-20
2020 Specialist Scottish Cruises
Our SPECIALIST cruises with photography tutors, art tutors and wildlife guides were a great sucess this year so we will be repeating these in 2020 all at NO extra cost to our guests.
Departure dates can be found on our 2020 calendar: https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruises/calendar/2020
Marine Conservation Society
We are pleased to announce we are now a Gold Company Member of the Marine Conservation Society. This will mean we won’t be serving any fish which are ‘red rated’ on the MCS Good Fish Guide list. For more information take a look at the below link: https://www.mcsuk.org/goodfishguide/search
Beautiful autumn colours, October 2019
A few pictures from the last cruise of the season during the ‘Hebridean Cruise: The Sounds of Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura’ aboard our wee ship St Hilda. Many thanks to guest Julia for sharing.
Ammonites (fossils) from the lower Jurassic period 180 millions years ago, found on the east coast of England. Beautifully prepared and a wonderufl gift from two of our guests.
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
We are please to announce we are now a corporate member of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust!
As a corporate member of HWDTwe fully engage with their mission and like them work to safe guard the future of Scottish seas and cetaceans.
Our holidays operate on a strict ‘leave only a wake’ policy. Our aim is to respect the sea and the local marine and shore-based environment. To leave everything as we find it is our motto, respecting the delicate eco-system balance of sky, sea and shore.
Our crew next season will be WiSe qualified. The WiSe training is the UK’s national training scheme for minimising disturbance to marine wildlife
Wonderful Scottish wildlife encounters, August 2019.
Many thanks to Seahorse II photography tutor, Gary Barber.
Green Tourism - Sustainable Travel
After our recent assessment with Green Tourism we are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded with a SILVER certificate. Our next challenge is to achieve the gold award!
Autumn light, Sept 2019.
Many thanks to guest Fabienne for sharing. Pictures taken during the 5 night ‘Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs’ cruise with Seahorse II photography tutor Jose.
St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides - July 2019
Many thanks to guest Denise for her fantastic pictures from the 11 night cruise aboard Seahorse II exploring the Inner and Outer Hebrides. It was difficult to choose which ones to share!
Another Wonderful Season
We have arrived at the end of another wonderful season with exceptional wildlife sightings and successful guided wildlife, kayaking, art and photography cruises.
A special thanks to everyone for making it such a wonderful season. We hope to see you all next year.
Caledonian Canal cruise aboard small ship Seahorse II, Sept 2019.
Many thanks to guest Ian for sharing a few of his pictures from the six night cruise aboard Seahorse II. Unforunately no pictures of the Loch Ness Monster!
Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs, Inner Hebrides, September 2019
A few pictures from the recent Scottish Castles and Sea Lochs Cruise with photography tutor onboard. Many thanks to guest Kim for sharing these great pictures!