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St Hilda Sea Adventures

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Local Specialist
Headquarters
  • Oban, Scotland
Trips
  • 11

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St Hilda Sea Adventures Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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Tour Reviews

J

Recommends

A memorable holiday August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Have just spent a fabulous week on board the St. Hilda vessel sailing around the small Hebridean Islands. This is a stunningly beautiful & spectacular part of the world that needs to be experienced in person to be fully appreciated.
Many thanks must go to Christophe for his sailing expertise and extensive knowledge of the Islands & surrounding waters & lochs. Thanks to Kerry for her delicious meals which appeared like magic from below deck and for looking after our every need during our cruise. Loved the birthday cake and Champagne!!
Although the weather and the seas were not always kind to us it did not dampen our spirits and only added to the “Scottish” experience. This was truly a memorable holiday made more so by the warm hospitality of all staff in this family run business from Christophe and Kerry to Collette and Julie.
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M

Recommends

Fabulous trip and company enough! August 2019

5.0
  • 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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A

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I had a memorable and enjoyable time August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had a memorable and enjoyable time on Seahorse II. This included seeing a minke whale breaching many times, a huge pod of dolphins, including a baby one, diving and jumping out the water and porpoises. The crew were very helpful, kind and skillful, we had delicious food and good laughs. The islands we visited were wild and wonderful. Recommended.
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M

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What a fantastic adventure! August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What a fantastic adventure! So well looked after by Donald, Andrea and Leo in every way. Food was fabulous, generous portions and different for every meal. A wonderful time on the High Seas!

A&D

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Wonderful memories! August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thank you for a great trip, Christophe and Kerry! Thanks for all your thoughtfulness and work to give us such a safe and enjoyable week. A pleasure to get to know you both. Wonderful memories!

F

Recommends

I had a simply marvellous and memorable experience July 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had a simply marvellous and memorable experience aboard St Hilda with the Mull Odyssey cruise. Christophe and Kerry were fantastic, helpful , lovely people. Everybody was great company! The land and seascapes were quite amazing, the light and shade effects wonderful. I know and love the West Coast of Scotland, and this is a wonderful way of seeing it. Highlights were the peace of Iona, the puffins within a couple of feet on Lunga, the fantastic mountains of Mull reflected in the water.... I could go on for ever!
Quite the best holiday of my life!
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Stride Review

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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From St Hilda Sea Adventures

We provide small ship cruising and wildlife holidays on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. Our cruises, among the breathtakingly beautiful islands, sea lochs and mountains of the Inner and Outer Hebrides, are truly unforgettable adventures for all ages. 

We anchor in the most sheltered, idyllic, safe havens where passengers can visit world famous malt whisky distilleries and remote Scottish islands such as St Kilda, Mull, Skye, Jura, Islay, Staffa and Iona. The magical Scottish seas are full of wildlife both above and below the waves. You can fish, swim, dive, set lobster pots and sail the sea and its lochs and marvel at the dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, otters, sea eagles, myriads of sea birds and the occasional whale. Each day is as action packed or as relaxing as you please.

A cruising holiday on board our small ships is fun and informal.  The roomy deck saloons are where everyone dines and socialises and the outdoor decks are perfect for spotting wildlife, relaxing and eating al fresco and, throughout the cruise, you will have the services of your own skipper and cook. There is plenty of room on the decks to carry canoes, windsurfers or cycles.  The small ships’ tenders can also take you ashore for some wonderful, serious coastal and cliff walks or you could just wander along the shore beachcombing and examining the pretty seaside rock pools.

Our two, small cruise ships are St Hilda and Seahorse IISt Hilda is a traditional, wooden 54ft ketch. She is an ex-tall ship and sail training vessel and on St Hilda, youngsters and adults love to help work the sails.

Seahorse II (82 feet long) was built to the highest standard for the Norwegian fjords and life in the high northern latitudes and is powerful enough to cruise the many spectacular islands, stacks and lochs of Scotland’s West Coast yet small enough to anchor in remote and hauntingly beautiful places that larger passenger ships are unable to visit. On the spacious aft deck, we have a powerful little crane for launching tenders and sea kayaks. Seahorse II is a sturdy, go-anywhere, yet comfortable adventurer and follows the same itineraries as St Hilda but, on request, can be chartered for longer and even more adventurous passages.

Trips & Specials

Family Discount

Families (minimum four) booking on St Hilda get a 5% discount or a 10% discount on Seahorse II

Highlights

  • Visit Staffa and Fingal's cave
  • Explore Ardtornish castle
  • Watch whales, seabirds, seals, dolphins and porpoises
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6 days
Small Ship Cruise
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 965

Highlights

  • Opportunity to cruise and explores some of the fabulous long, sheltered sea lochs in Argyll
  • Experience the stars as you never have before, with no light pollution at our anchorages at night
  • Climb to see the mysterious "Maids of Bute" painted stones
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Highlights

  • Visit the Oban distillery and play the 18 hole Glencruitten Golf Club which is a wild-life rich
  • Sail the Sound of Luing to West Loch Tarbet on the Mull of Kintyre Peninsular
  • Famous “whisky island” of Islay (eight distilleries) and here you can play one of Scotland’s oldest courses
  • Visit the Oban distillery and play the 18 hole Glencruitten Golf Club which is a wild-life rich, picturesque
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11 days
Small Ship Cruise
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 4,726

Highlights

  • Scotland by Sea: This five night Scottish cruise takes you along the majestic Sound of Mull, famous for its wildlife and bordered by the Isle of Mull and the Morvern Peninsula, and along historic Loch Linnhe. Our voyage will give you the full flavour of Scotland from the sea: its sheltered sea lochs, tranquil anchorages, picturesque harbours, ancient castles and even a whisky distillery. The mini cruise is a wonderful introduction to the breath-taking Hebrides and Islands.
  • Scotland by Land: You will travel by land through those must see-parts of Scotland. Each trips comes with a driver-guide who knows the scenic views, Scotland's romantic and violent history and those special, tucked away places.  The land tour includes all accommodation (with breakfast) and entry to key sites. Our partner Clans and Castles will be organising the land part of the voyage .
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