SouthAmerica.travel vs St Hilda Sea Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.8
Guide — 4.8
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.8
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.8
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

The itinerary was excellent, and some of the places we stayed at were truly amazing

5.0 May 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We did a two-week tour of arranged by SouthAmerica.travel in mainland Ecuador in April 2019. Everything went a smooth as clockwork. Our guide/driver was great - and indispensable, as we speak no Spanish! The itinerary was excellent, and some of the places we stayed at were truly amazing - we could have spent days at San Agustin de Callo, rather than just an overnight stay. If we visit South America again, we'll certainly do it with SouthAmerica.travel.
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Overall we loved our entire trip

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
Hotel Quadrifolio was excellent. Such helpful, nice, and welcoming people that work there. A beautiful hotel and a awesome location in the Old City. The mint lemonade welcome drink they had was my wife’s favorite. The room was so relaxing and beautiful. Breakfast was great. We had some delicious arepas con huevos there.

All the transfers were also excellent! Always on time, helpful, and professional. The old city tour was a great way to see the city and get acquainted.

Hotel Punta Faro was remarkable. Such a beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing stay. The staff there was genuine, helpful, and fun. The boat ride out was a bit long and bumpy but that just comes with traveling via boat. The food was delicious! Plenty of options but the quality of each item never suffered. We loved our time on the island. The room with that view was beautiful. The open air shower was a neat surprise too.

Overall we loved our entire trip and can’t wait to travel back to Colombia!
It was the perfect honeymoon. Also Marty, our travel consultant, was awesome to work with during the whole process. We can't recommend him and enough. We are so thankful for all of his help planning the trip!
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Absolutely brilliant experience with SouthAmerica.travel

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
Absolutely brilliant experience with SouthAmerica.travel. The trip planning assistance was first class and on the trip itself, the entire 25 days ran like clockwork from flights, accommodation, guides, etc and we could not fault any of it. It made for a wonderful, life changing vacation and we could not recommend SouthAmerica.travel highly enough. If you're going to South America, use these guys and you will not be disappointed.
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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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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 13 Trips 9 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 301 $ 219
Operator Type Custom/Private Tour Operator Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • Eco Travel
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Photography
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Adventure
  • Sailing
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, USA Oban, Scotland
Year Established 1999 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages English 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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