Adventure Women 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

magical experiences

5.0 July 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I always wanted to meet orangutans in the wild. Going with AW to Indonesia was the way to do it. We had great local guides, delicious food, and magical experiences. Everything was taken care of. The diverse group of women made the time even more enriching. I started as a solo traveler, but within a day I had 14 new friends. I can totally see traveling with AW again.
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the most gorgeous places

5.0 July 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Riding horses in Iceland was the trip of the lifetime. Our guide, Meike Witt, was a dream -- fun, warm, easy-going, supportive, and super-competent. The whole trip was so carefully thought out to build our abilities and show us some of the most gorgeous places in addition to the riding. And AdventureWomen was so helpful organizing the trip and a second week of traveling with my husband. Even when our daughter decided to join us at the last minute, they accommodated us. Everything was perfect! I would definitely travel with them again.
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The trip was fabulous. The scenery outstanding.

5.0 July 2018
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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 hiking the Highlands of Scotland. The trip was fabulous. The scenery outstanding. Guillian, our fearless leader, was outstanding with her knowledge of the area. The side trips were fun-foraging in the forests for food and visiting the Island of Eigg. Our hikes were up to 10 miles a day. Weather was perfect.
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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

We had a wonderful experience

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
Thanks to Skipper Christophe, excellent chef Anna and the other guests, we had a wonderful experience aboard the St Hilda last week. The whole trip met and exceeded our expectations. We were fortunate to have good weather and were able to explore the small islands of Rum, Eigg, Canna and Mull on foot as well as to visit a cove on Skye. Christophe was an excellent host as well as also keeping the boat in good order and making us all feel safe. When the wind was suitable he hoisted the three sails which was uplifting. It stabilised the boat he said. Anna made exceptional mostly-Scottish cuisine from a small galley with great flavours and variety and also snacks and drinks appeared just when we began to feel they’d be welcome. The dishes were all beautifully presented and the portions were generous. We saw Red Deer at close range whilst walking, seals basking and in the sea and dolphins who accompanied the boat for some distance. It was a memorable trip. Thank you to the whole team - both at base and onboard.

Barbara and John - May 2019
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Tour St Hilda Sea Adventures Company Reviews

A great experience

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
A great experience. Captain Peter kept us in calm waters, Bosun Leo worked hard keeping the boat ship shape and ferrying us all around and Chef Andrea kept us all very well fed. Nothing was too much trouble for this wonderful crew. Seahorse II is a lovely wee cruise boat, and the new en-suite cabins are really very spacious for such a vessel. Top that all with sunny weather and wonderful company from all on board and we had a fabulous time. Little phone signal around the edge of Skye and the small isles, and no internet, so no-one could bother you is an added bonus!
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Tour St Hilda Sea Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 12 Trips 7 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 312 $ 166
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruises
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Budget Standard
Regions
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Adventure
  • Sailing
Headquarters Bozeman, MT, USA Oban, Scotland
Year Established 1995 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A Good for singles
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About Adventure Women

      Founded in 1982, Adventure Women is all about encouraging women to travel adventurously.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Founded on the mantra that women in all cultures “relish the freedom to experience new things away from limiting, societal expectations”, Adventure Women strives to create exciting tours for women looking to step beyond their comfort zone. They promote a healthy lifestyle, and guests leave their trips feeling more confident, fit, and adventurous than before. Their trips are about seeing the world in a culturally immersive way, staying active, and getting involved with local communities.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Trips are women-only, and generally geared toward travels from 35-65. Most are solo, however groups of friends or mothers and daughters/nieces often enjoy their trips as well. Trips have various levels of physical fitness required from Easy to High Energy. Every trip has an element of active travel - such as hiking or river rafting.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Their unique and authentic tours go all over the world, from bear watching in Alaska to the remote Baffin Island in the Arctic. It changes year by year where their trips will be focused, but every year the adventure component and focus on local cultural activities remains the same.

      Why Travel With Them?

      Adventure Women operates not simply as a tour company, but also as a support group encouraging women to leave the pressures of everyday life behind. It’s a place to find kindred spirits, to relax and enjoy other women’s company, to explore new places and step out of your comfort zone - trying new things with a supportive community around you. They emphasize the necessity of challenging yourself when you travel, being flexible and living in the moment. If you’re looking for a supportive, fun, immersive and active travel experience with a small group of other adventurous women living life on their own terms...this is the travel company for you.

      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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