Picnic ashore, St Hilda and Seahorse II, St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Summer 2019.
Many thanks to guests Lesley and Andrew for sharing.
Scottish Wildlife, Outer Hebrides
Many thanks to guests Peter and John for sharing some great seabird pictures. Taken last week while exploring the Outer Hebrides aboard St Hilda.
A St Kilda Wren, Outer Hebrides
A delightul picture of a St Kilda wren (a sub-species of the mainland wren and only lives on St Kilda) taken last week by our guest Peter aboard ex-tall ship St Hilda.
St Kilda Cruise - July 2019
Minke whales galore during the Outer Hebrides cruise to St Kilda! Many minke whales sighted and one even swam alongside St Hilda.
Outer Hebrides Cruise to St KIlda
Meeting of the clans: our two small ships, St Hilda and Seahorse II, meet at Village bay, St Kilda on the 7th July! Many thanks to bosun Leo for the pictures.
Inner Hebrides - Mull Odyssey Criuse
Many thanks to guest Barbara for sharing with us her colourful pictures taken during the six night Mull Odyssey cruise.
Scottish Wildlife - Lunga, Treshish Island, near Isle of Mull
Some great pictures from Lunga (one of the Treshnish islands). Huge seabird colony (mostly puffins, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes) can be found on this island. Many thanks to bosun Leo for sharing!
Puffins & Fingal’s Cave, Mull Odyssey Scottish Cruise
This afternoon was spent exploring Fingal’s Cave (Staffa). Many thanks to Bosun Leo for the pictures.
Another warm sunny day on the west coast of Scotland!
Blues skies, stunning sunsets and clear seas. Manks thanks to Bosun Leo for sharing. Pictures taken during the Scottish cruise on the West coast of the Isle of Mull.
Dolphins and Wild Swimming in Scotland
Scottish small ship cruise
Many thanks to guest Samantha for sharing a few of her pictures from her 8 night cruise aboard small ship Seahorse II. Always a treat to see dolphins joining us for part of the voyage!
Scottish Whisky and Wildlife Cruise - June 2019
NEW Small Ship - an ex-Cruising Lifeboat
We have just added a third vessel, Gemini Explorer, to our unique little fleet of vessels!
Our new mini cruise ship is a historic, converted cruising lifeboat that went to sea for days in the Western Approaches. After extensive re-fits and modifications (including a new galley, high bulwarks, viewing top deck for wildlife and relaxing, en-suite accommodation and a well lit saloon), she has been converted to a small cruise ship and today sails as the Gemini Explorer. However, there are parts of the insides of the vessel that have been kept in their original state to give an exciting insight in to role she once played as a cruising lifeboat.
As a mini cruise ship she has voyaged as far away as Greenland and, for the last 10 years, sailed as a charter vessel on the east coast of Scotland. In 2020 after a further refit and upgrade she will be sailing the beautiful islands and sea lochs of Scotland’s west coast as part of St Hilda Sea Adventures little fleet.
Click on the below link to read more about our new small ship: https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/our-vessels/gemini-explorer/an-ex-cruising-lifeboat
Cancellation - NEW Cabin Available - Seahorse II
Due to a cancellation, there is now a double/twin en-suite cabin available aboard Seahorse II on the ‘Guided Widlife Cruise to St Kilda and the Shiants.’ Departs on the 15th July for 10 nights.
Here is the link to the cruise itinerary: https://www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk/scottish-cruise/a-guided-wildlife-tour-to-st-kilda-and-the-shiants/15-jul-19
Call or drop us us an e-mail for more information (07745550988 / email@example.com).
Basking Sharks Galore!
A few more pictures from the kayaking cruise with Sea Kayak Plockton. Guests have been exploring around Sandray (near Barra in Outer Hebrides) today. Basking sharks were very close by and over 30 were spotted yesterday!
Kayaking Cruise - June 2019
Guests aboard Seahorse II are currently on a kayaking cruise exploring the Outer Hebrides with our crew and Sea Kayak Plockton. They had a great first day kayaking and saw a lot of wildlife too. Bosun Leo said he spotted about 30 basking sharks, dolphins, minke whale, an eagle, lots and lots of puffins and even a breaching humpback whale…can’t wait to see more pictures!
Whisky Cruise aboard St Hilda
Our guests aboard St Hilda are currently on an 8 night whisky cruise. They’re heading towards Islay for a guided whisky tour and today they stopped off at Eileach An Naoimch (one of the many uninhabited islands in the Hebrides) for a very pretty walk. On arrival they were lucky to see an otter swimming in the bay!
Our shiny new tender aboard Seahorse II and beautiful blue skies again!