Cuba Travel Services vs St Hilda Sea Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4
Value — 4.0
Guide — 4.0
Activities — 4.0
Lodging — 4.0
Transportation — 4.0
Meals — 4.0
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

All aspects of our tour were fantastic.

5.0 November 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Brilliant tour, couldn’t have asked for more!
We have just completed a week tour and feel compelled to write to you. Firstly your company operations are excellent - from the first enquiry to the final taking of the tour all communication was clear, on time and followed through. All aspects of our tour were fantastic. We were fortunate to have every arrangement happen without incident. However and most importantly we had the services of Felix - our guide our organizer our helper and our friend. Felix is outstanding and we want to give this feedback to you direct. He is well organized, very approachable, sensitive our needs, has an excellent rapport with the hosts and the locals and made our tour informative, social and fun. He is very proud of Cubaoutings and carries out his duties with perfection and sincerity. He has an excellent knowledge of the history of Cuba and its heritage and really engaged us with the culture. Before the trip I didn't really know what to expect from the casas, but staying in them was a fantastic way to get to know the Cuban people. Everywhere we stayed was charming and the owners were so friendly and hospitable. For me, the highlights included snorkelling in the Caribbean, exploring the beautiful wildlife around Trinidad, and going to a nightclub in a cave! Food was so much better than I was expecting! So much fresh fish, vegetables and fruit, not forgetting the wonderful pork! The feast we had at the Organic Farm in Vinales was one of the best meals I've ever had! We leave Cuba with a greater understanding of its history, an appreciation for its music and dance culture but most of all a respect and admiration for its people who live a suppressed and totally different lifestyle to any we have experienced and still smile, are friendly and helpful and accepting of their lot. We loved the engagement with local people and the freedom to explore each place. Thank you to you and your excellent company for providing us with the opportunity to visit this beautiful country and leave it safely and completely humbled.
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my experience was incredible

5.0 May 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I booked my trip to Cuba through Cubatravelservices, and my experience was incredible. Everything form the hotel, to the rental car and the restaurants I dined at exceeded my expectations. I will definitely use their services again soon!!
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Exceptional service from beginning to end

5.0 August 2015
MA
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Exceptional service from beginning to end! I'm from L.A. and for the longest time, have always dreamt about traveling to Cuba.

However, when originally researching how to get there from the U.S. (despite the progress between the two countries), I was met with many conflicting and confusing "resources" that did not provide any solutions. But that all changed when I found Cuba Travel Services.

Last month, I was finally able to travel to Cuba and experience it before the floodgates open up. It was the most spectacular trip thus far (Coincidently, I was even there for the U.S. Embassy reopening!)

Andrea Calderon from CTS, provided and setup everything I'd need to go. This included informative and up-to-date knowledge of travel to Cuba (she answered all my 28628100 questions), necessary documents, my visa, and the round trip chartered flight from Miami to La Habana, Holguin to Miami (they have multiple departing locations in Cuba.)

Cuba Travel Services is awesome and it could not have been a more seamless process.

Gracias por todo!
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Fabulous trip and company enough!

5.0 August 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got back from our Mull Odyssey cruise. An amazing, truly special holiday. So many highlights to pick from but the amazing columnar basalt rock formations on Staffa; Lochbuie Standing Stone Circle; dolphins bow riding; huge jellyfish; 'helping' crew the ship; Tobermory; sunsets & rainbows; Iona and the fabulous scenery are a good start. Special thanks to Christophe and Amy for going above and beyond being the crew. I cannot recommend this fabulous trip and company enough!
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Tour St Hilda Sea Adventures Company Reviews

Excellent crew

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
St Hilda - a little gem of a sailboat - great holiday. Excellent crew - thanks to skipper Christophe and cook Kerry . Arnamurchan distillery - fascinating tour - a real find. Loved the island of Egg - hike to Kildonan followed by fresh mussels and chips at the pub in the sun - bliss! And then she sped, bonnie boat, over the sea to Skye.
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Tour St Hilda Sea Adventures Company Reviews

Wonderful, memorable cruise

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Wonderful, memorable cruise of the Inner Hebrides. The staff was far above any expectations I may have had. Great communication and assistance with the office prior to the trip. The crew on board took wonderful care of us, and were always responsive to our needs and preferences. Seamanship was clearly superior. Food was outstanding!! The ship is small enough that you really get a sense of being on the water and in the islands. It is also large enough to have resources and comforts. I am happy to recommend it.
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Tour St Hilda Sea Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 0 Trip 9 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 0 $ 219
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Europe
Known For
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Adventure
  • Sailing
Headquarters Cypress, California, USA Oban, Scotland
Year Established 2012 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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        About St Hilda Sea Adventures

        St. Hilda Sea Adventures provide the unique experience to see Scotland from the sea. They offer many activities and private excursions - a perfect travel experience for families, older travellers, and small multi-gen groups.

        What Makes Them Stand Out?

        Taking only up to 11 guests (6 on St Hilda and 11 on Seahorse II), their tours are incredibly unique, as you cruise aboard a classic ex-tall ship (St Hilda) or a proper small ship (Seahorse II). Activities include sailing, swimming, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, rock pooling, and lobster potting. Or, you can simply choose to just relax and watch the spectacular wildlife and scenery float by.

        Who Travels With Them?

        All ages and all types enjoy traveling with St. Hilda Sea Adventures. Families, couples, and solo passengers are all welcome. Passengers can choose to do as much or as little as they like. This is a great trip for young kids to enjoy as well, for the thrill of hoisting the sails like a true sailor.

        Where Do They Operate?

        The West Coast of Scotland is where they specialize, the Outer and Inner Hebrides specifically. Such a niche focus is a huge positive for those interested in getting a unique view of this part of the world.

        Why Travel With Them?

        Their Scottish cruises give you the opportunity to see extraordinary wildlife and to cruise aboard a small ship with skipper and chef and a small group of passengers. All food is included, and there are many opportunities for interesting excursions. Some excursions are included in the price however, you can also arrange excursions based on your interests. These are not included but allow for a wonderful amount of personalization to your travel experience with St. Hilda Sea Adventures.

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