Family onboard St Hilda at sea.
Family onboard St Hilda at sea.

Cruise the Scottish Islands with St Hilda Sea Adventures

Cruise the breath-taking Hebridean islands, including St Kilda, aboard the traditional wooden ketch St Hilda (takes up to six guests), the powerful little cruise ship Seahorse II (takes up to 11 guests) or the ex-Cruising lifeboat Gemini Explorer. All three are ideal for those special family holidays – every day is a new adventure as you set sail through the stunning Islands and Highlands of the majestic west coast of Scotland.

There are a great range of activities to be had both ashore and afloat. On St Hilda you can even haul up the sails and learn basic seamanship. In quiet, secluded anchorages you can shoot lobster pots, fish for the evening meal, snorkel, swim and dive overboard. There are kayaks and paddle boards for exploring sea caves or just paddling around. On some cruises there are wildlife, art and photographic specialist tutors aboard. 

Ashore there are great hikes into the mountains and along the seashore and visits to ancient Scottish castles and breeding sea bird colonies - especially the iconic puffins and sea eagles. The West Coast is rich in wildlife and families never forget their sightings of rafts of seabirds, golden and sea eagles, puffins, otters, seals, porpoises, basking sharks, orcas and minke whales.

All ships can be privately chartered, if required, which is a memorable way to enjoy that extra special holiday or celebrate those very special events such as birthdays and anniversaries.

Read our feature on a family cruise in the Hebrides with St Hilda Sea Adventures.

Exclusive Offer (Take the Family visitors only):

Simply quote TTFSH5 when booking to claim your exclusive 5% discount (applies to families with minimum four people). If you wish to private charter St Hilda or Seahorse II then you will receive a 10% discount. 
Find out more and book, visit: www.sthildaseaadventures.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)7745 550988 or +44 (0) 1776 810802
E-mail: [email protected]

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When

Cruises operate from April to October. The cruises vary between three nights up to 11-nights.

An orca - one of many species of wildlife you might spot with St. Hilda Sea Adventures.

An orca - one of many species of wildlife you might spot with St. Hilda Sea Adventures.

Stay

You can book either boat on a per cabin basis or charter each boat for your private use.

St Hilda takes up to six guests:
Double en-suite.
Twin Cabin with en-suite (toilet and washbasin).
Twin cabin with wash basin.

Seahorse II takes up to 11 guests:
Two double/twin en-suites.
Two twin cabins.
Two single cabins
One smaller double/single cabin.

Gemini Explorer takes up to 7 guests:
Double en-suite.
Twin en-suite
Single en-suite.
Double cabin with access to general bathroom.

Kayaking to Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa.

Kayaking to Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa.

Offer of the week

Exclusive Offer - 10% off with Forest Holidays. Book and stay before 31 Dec 2020.

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Price

The price depends on the cabins booked. Minimum £160 per person per night. Maximum £290 per person per night. 

Price includes all meals, fruit on demand, coffee breaks, afternoon teas, pre-dinner aperitif, wine with dinner and the services of your crew. On some cruises there are art, photography and wildlife specialists onboard at no extra cost to passengers.

The freshest of seafood - lobster potting.

The freshest of seafood - lobster potting.

Itinerary

There are 14 cruises to choose from and they can all be viewed in detail on their website. The cruises explore the Inner and Outer Hebrides and go as far as St Kilda. Find out more about all the itineraries available.