Ultimate Kilimanjaro 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

I had the best experience using Ultimate Kilimanjaro

5.0 January 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had the best experience using Ultimate Kilimanjaro. Their whole team was extremely knowledgable and a blast to be around. The food they prepared was amazing, the equipment they provided was top off the line, and all accommodations far exceeded my highest expectations. I would not look any further then Ultimate Kilimanjaro if you're going to Tanzania to climb the mountain or go on a safari.
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Tour Ultimate Kilimanjaro Company Reviews

my trip was amazing!

5.0 February 2017
L
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got back from Tanzania, spent 2 weeks hiking Kilimanjaro, Lemosho route and 4 day safari and my trip was amazing! Guides/porters/safari driver were all absolute professionals who take their job very seriously. They answer all questions, make sure you are doing good and stay healthy and help you out during the climb/safari game drive. The climb was physically and mentally challenging, but they made it easier for us, pushing us forward, serving hot tea and encourage us to continue. The food served on our trek was super delicious! We always had all information and the guides made sure we are properly acclimatized. Our group was a lot of fun and all of us were very happy with the services. Hotels during safari were excellent! Our driver made sure we would spent as much time as we could out watching animals every day and made this experience even more enjoyable for us. Thank you Team Ultimate!!
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Tour Ultimate Kilimanjaro Company Reviews

Overall, I am very happy!

5.0 January 2017
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a great time on our Kilimanjaro climb. Everything went smoothly. Our guides, Freddy and Eli, were very competent, knowledgeable, and friendly. They really helped encourage and reassure us, especially at the toughest and most miserable parts of the climb. The rest of the team was excellent as well, and the food was great. Absolutely nothing bad to say about any of it.
The Stella Maris Lodge was wonderful, and the staff were amazing.
The one-day Safari we did in Arusha NP was a bit underwhelming. Our guide, John, was an awkward (albeit nice) guy. He knew a good amount about the plants and animals in the park, but the language barrier made communicating with him a bit difficult. I was pretty bored about half way through the day, but this might say more about me than it does about the safari service. I am still glad we did the safari, as seeing some of these animals in the wild is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but I am glad we only did it for one day.
The Milimani Lodge was fancy looking, but the utilities (electricity and water) were quite spotty, and there was a rooster who didn't let me sleep past 4 am. Although I understand that these issues are mostly out of the hotel's control.
Overall, I am very happy with my trip. I am glad we went with Ultimate Kilimanjaro, and I will definitely recommend your company to any friends interested in climbing Kili in the future.
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Tour Ultimate Kilimanjaro Company Reviews

Fabulous trip and company enough!

5.0 August 2019
M
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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 1 Trip 9 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 344 $ 219
Operator Type None Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line
Size None Local Specialist
Trip Types
    • Private Guided Trips
    • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
    • Custom Itineraries
    Service Level N/A Standard
    Regions
      • Rivers & Seas
      • Europe
      Known For
        • 50+
        • 18 - 35
        • Solo & Singles Travel
        • Eco Travel
        • Adventure
        • Sailing
        Headquarters N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL Oban, Scotland
        Year Established N/A N/A
        Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
        Tour Languages N/A N/A
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            About Ultimate Kilimanjaro

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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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