Equitours vs St Hilda Sea Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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

Absolutely incredible trip!

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
We just completed the Wine and Beaches of Bordeaux tour and Michel and Beatrice provided us with the most amazing experiences- the horses, the chateaus, the food, the wine...every day was better than the one before and we were truly heartbroken to have to leave. What a wonderful experience and we are already looking into doing the tour of the Dourgne next year. Absolutely incredible trip!
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Tour Equitours Company Reviews

wonderful

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A great place to help plan a wonderful trip!

Tour Equitours Company Reviews

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC

5.0 September 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Dunfanaghy trip (Donegal from the Saddle) was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC - AGAIN!!! This was my second time on the trip and I will be going again. Thank you Biggi for you help, and thank you Helen, Mel and Chris for an amazing week of riding and beautiful scenery.
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Tour Equitours Company Reviews

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 7 Trips 9 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 397 $ 219
Operator Type None Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Europe
Known For
  • Safari
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Adventure
  • Sailing
Headquarters Dubois, Wyoming, United States Oban, Scotland
Year Established 1971 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Equitours

       

      With over 170 horses on their Wyoming ranch, Equitours has been organizing riding trips since 1971. The company specializes in catering trips according to skill level and personal tastes, and operates internationally as well as in the U.S.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      They offer unique vacations, all centered on horseback riding, but also offering a wide range of cultural activities. Whether you dream of crossing a deep river in Africa as water buffalos look on or riding through beautiful vineyards in France and enjoying a luxurious winery lunch - they have every experience imaginable available. 

      Who Travels With Them?

      Tours with Equitours are ideal for semi experienced to advanced riders. Group sizes are 6 - 12 people, and solo travelers are welcome. Typically the age range is between 30-60 years old.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Tours are offered all around the world, with the majority in North America and Europe. You can search by theme (such as Dressage or Beach Riding) and each theme has a few different countries associated. For example, Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting tours are available in Oregon, Italy, France, and Portugal.

      How Does it Work?

      Most of their tours are English style riding, which is quite different than Western style. If you’re unfamiliar with English riding, they advise taking a few lessons to get used to the saddle and rein commands (these are the exact opposite to Western rein commands - a tough habit to break!). Rides are a full day, which can be a shock to your body when it’s not used to sitting in that position regularly. Another reason to do some riding before you leave for your Equitours trip.

      Why Travel With Them?

      If seeing the world by horseback is on your bucket list, this is the perfect company for you to travel with. They have tours suitable to multiple riding levels, and all tours incorporate other sightseeing elements.  

      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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