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Recent Reviews

Life-changing and enjoyable!

5.0 October 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This is a holiday gave me a chance to slow down, and take the time to feel part of the natural world: the sun, to notice the hook-beaked oyster catchers and families of rare seals, to enjoy the wonderful food, the sunshine, scudding clouds, waves lapping and the feeling of being held safely by the St Hilda whilst being at the mercy of winds, tides and waves. It was fun to share tasks with fellow passengers and to laugh. I haven't laughed so much for years. And I loved seeing beautiful coastal parts of Scotland for the first time from the sea, gaining the chance to wonder at the histories and cultures that have flourished, been lost and yet live on in the remote, unusual places where we moored. I discovered my sea-legs, but I found much more - the pleasure of a little bit of distance from land, the new perspectives it gives and sheer joy of experiencing the sea, and its role in revealing new dreams and uncovering old ones. All this was in the company of knowledgeable crew - sea-farers who made the whole cruise delightful from start to finish and easy-peasy for a land-lubber like myself.
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A Delight

5.0 October 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was a fantastic holiday - there is something magical about being in a ship, relying on wind and waves, seeing beautiful scenery, eating lovely food, helping sail the ship and enjoying the experience with a group of witty, friendly, knowledgeable people.
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It's fascinating to be on a slow journey

5.0 October 2017
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This holiday was like no other: it was stepping into another world where the wind, sun and sea mattered because our lives were held by the ship and these big elemental forces. It was a realm of sea faring lore, laughter and fun, where the elements - water, wind and tides - mattered and shaped and influenced our journey. It's easy to laugh on a ship because you are sharing the camaraderie of crew and ocean and somehow the sea is lighter than the land. Instead you have the myths and stories of sea and mysteries of the deep - Moby Dick, Jonah, Noah's Ark and Ring of Bright Water! It's fascinating to be on a slow journey with time to reflect and to be looking at the strange, populated and then depopulated, fought over Scottish coastal landscape from a new perspectives. It's fun to work with the charming, witty, friendly skippers and fellow crew hauling anchors and sails. But, most of all, it's a joy to be on, and in, and feeling the elemental ocean. I felt safe and found my sea-legs, but I also stumbled into a new world, one that enriches and ignites dreams.
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Tour St Hilda Sea Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 4 Trips 8 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 359 $ 166
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Europe
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Photography
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Adventure
  • Sailing
Headquarters North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Oban, Scotland
Year Established 1979 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About Adventure World

      Specializing in custom private tours all around the world, Adventure World is perfect for independently minded travelers seeking an immersive, comfortable, cultural experience.

      What Makes Adventure World Stand Out?

      Their travel experts provide great attention to detail and personal touches to ensure your travel experience is exactly how you want. They cover all logistics, including flight planning, and all you have to do is pack your bags for the hassle free and stress free adventure of a lifetime.

      Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Adventure World?

      They are best suited to travelers who have are independently minded and seeking to be involved with the creation of an itinerary for a private travel experience. Their tours are about making sure you have ease and comfort during your journey. Prices vary widely for this kind of travel, but theirs stay middle to high end of the budget.

      If a “well rounded travel experience” means to you, the chance to be active and out in nature, discovering new cultures, good meals, and also taking time to rest and relax, then the trips designed by Adventure World are a great place to start.

      The age range with Adventure World is quite varied, and because they tailor make each trip they can design activities specific to you and your traveling companions.

      Top Destinations

      They are able to craft trips all around the world, including the polar regions.

      Adventure World Travel Style

      The word “adventure” in their name is certainly a hint to the kinds of experiences that are available to you. You can search by the “experience” you’re after to find the best theme and physical level for your travel style These experiences include: Winter, Walking & Cycling, Photography, Culture & Heritage, Wildlife & Safari, Cruise Expeditions, Culinary, and Celebration Travel.

      Winter - Adventure World winter trips are mostly in Canada. They are suitable to skiers and snowboarders eager to test their mettle in Whistler - a host for the winter Olympics in 2010, or those more interested in a calmer lodge stay where you can view the Northern Lights and take excursions to observe polar bears.

      Walking & Cycling - With a combination of luxury walking tours all the way to hard core mountain biking, it’s easy to find an active walking or cycling tour suitable to your physical level. Walking and cycling tours with Adventure World can be found all over the world, from Cuba to Cape Town.

      Photography - Explore some of the most picturesque national parks and cities around the globe, with itineraries specifically designed to inspire your photographic instincts!

      Culture & Heritage - For travelers interested in unique cultural discoveries and learnings these tours focus specifically on “going beyond the tourist facade” to use their own words. If you love meeting new people and exploring how history informs culture, these tours will strike the right balance.

      Wildlife & Safari - These adventures cover a wide range of destinations, not just Africa, as you might expect. If you’ve considered exploring the biodiversity of the Amazon, or spotting grizzlys in North America - these tours are the perfect choice.

      Cruise Expeditions - Cruises with Adventure World visit many exotic locations, particularly Asia, Egypt, and Antarctica. They promise 5 star comfort and exciting shore excursions where you can explore beyond the banks.

      Culinary - Foodies who love an adventure will discover delectable new tastes. These tours are available all over the world (primarily Asia and Europe), and focus on unique culinary and cultural explorations into regional food and wine.

      Celebration Travel - Custom made experiences around a specific event, such as a birthday, anniversary, or honeymoon, are made truly spectacular through travel through exotic and classic lands.

      Why Choose a Tour With Adventure World?

      If you know where you want to go and what you want to do, they are a great place to go for crafting your perfect independant itinerary. They focus on personalizing your journey, as well as taking care of all logistics. Adventure World tours are perfect for the traveler who wants an unforgettable journey with touches of adventure as well as touches of luxury.

      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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