Wildland Adventures 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 — 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 South Africa trip was life changing for many reasons

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
I’ve had two great adventures with this company. Both journeys offered a combo of moderate off the beaten path and times for luxury. Guides are highly knowledgeable and they offered us opportunity to go deep into history. I really appreciated some rugged moments. The South Africa trip was life changing for many reasons. They are great communicators and want to make sure you get answers and interests met. Both trips had very good hotels and food. Please try them if you travel to learn and participate in new cultures.
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Tour Wildland Adventures Company Reviews

Jordan + Egypt = Such an AMAZING Adventure!

5.0 May 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
I am super impressed with how Wildland Adventures handled my trip to Jordan & Egypt, the most amazing part might be that they were able to put everything together less than a month before I left. They organized a 6-day trekking trip from Dana to Petra along the Jordan Trail and finished with exploring Petra for two days. The guides, trail, and camps were all incredible! I also can't say enough good things about the Jordanians, they are so welcoming to travelers.

After Jordan, we flew to Cairo and spent 7 days exploring Egypt. I need to start with our guide in Egypt was out of this world, she's been guiding for 35 years and is one of the most knowledgeable guides I have ever met. On top of that, she has such a wonderful personality and is so excited about sharing Egypt with travelers. Our trip started with the Egyptian and then we flew south to Aswan to get on a luxury cruise boat to spend the next three days cruising up the Nile towards Luxor. Each day we did day tours through a new city, I loved traveling like this and we got to see so much. After the cruise, we flew back to Cairo from Luxor and spent the next three days exploring the Cairo area and the Great Pyramids. We saw probably double if not triple what I think most people saw because we had such an amazing guide and the planning of the trip was done so well.

Can't wait for my next adventure!

Cheers,

Jonathan
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Our vacation to Belize with Wildland Adventures was incredible!

5.0 April 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our vacation to Belize with Wildland Adventures was incredible! My boyfriend and I wanted a trip to the tropics and to explore Maya ruins and they really delivered on both. Our guides picked us up at the airport, and took us to San Ignacio. We stayed at Rumors, which was a nice, affordable resort. Our guides were all local and it felt like we were guests instead of tourist. They were amazing and got us to the ATM caves early so we didn't have to wait in line and were very knowledgeable and fun to be around. They dropped us off for our boat transfer to Pelican Beach Resort which was the perfect island paradise to relax for the rest of the trip. The islands cost a bit more than coastal resorts but it was totally worth it! Our cottage was close to the water (it's a small island so everything is close) and the food was great. The staff were really nice and we loved the laid back feel to everything. There was amazing snorkeling right off of the beach and they also took us to explore other parts of the reef. We saw tons of marine life! The resort arranged our flights back to the airport so all it all it was really a really stress free vacation.
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Tour Wildland Adventures 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 $ 452 $ 219
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • River Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Europe
Known For
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Scuba Diving
  • Photography
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Adventure
  • Sailing
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, USA Oban, Scotland
Year Established 1986 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages N/A
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      About Wildland Adventures

      A pioneer in eco-tourism since 1986, Wildland Adventures specializes in putting together customized small-group tours around the world for travelers who are seeking authentic, eco-friendly experiences without sacrificing safety and comfort.  

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      They put an emphasis on fostering cross-cultural interaction and building bonds with local people as well as using in-country guides and outfitters. Accommodations and dining experiences are also selected to reflect local cultures and styles.

      Who Travels With Them?

      All ages, including Individuals, multi-generational families, honeymooners, and small private groups seeking customized, in-depth first-class tours of adventurous destinations.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Wildland tours range from East Asia to southern, eastern and North Africa; from New Zealand to South America; from Central America and the Caribbean to Alaska. Small-ship voyages include luxury yachts in the Galapagos Islands, Alaska's Inside Passage and Glacier Bay, the Egyptian Nile, and Turkey’s Turquoise Coast.

      How Does It Work?

      After you contact Wildland Adventures, they will work with you to choose a destination and put together an itinerary best suited to your needs and wants.

      Why Travel With Them?

      If you’re looking for challenges that include, as they put it, “intellectual and spiritual adventures” as well as physical, Wildland Adventures is an award-winning advocate of that type of travel.

      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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