Scottish Wildlife Cruises

Cruise Loch Linnhe, the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness in 2020 aboard Emma Jane. View the stunning film of this one-way 6-night cruise by Skipper James Fairbairns and read our news page of the highlights in 2019 by our onboard Wildlife Expert, ecologist Will Smith. With only 6 cabins remaining on two dates in September, book now.

Our 2020 cruises are booking up fast but there is still time to witness the rare wildlife and stunning scenery of the north west coast of Scotland, the Hebrides and  the Caledonian Canal aboard our specialist wildlife cruises, with expert Crew and luxury vessels. Read our Facebook page for updates on life aboard our cruises. 

A new 8-night "Cruise around Skye: secret coastlines" for 2020

In response to requests from our guests, Skipper Rob Barlow has designed this new 8-night cruise to circumnavigate the Isle of Skye with a wildlife expert on board. The cruise visits some of the most scenic, remote coastlines and offshore islands, rich in wildlife and history, while also taking in some of the known iconic destinations. This cruise provides a competely different experience when arriving from the sea, avoiding busy tourist areas  Read more>

"Far-flung islands" series of 10-night cruises 

Our “Far-flung Islands” series of 10-night cruises access the most remote, evocative and idyllic islands of the Outer Hebrides and the far North West of Scotland. There are now only 2 cabins available on these popular cruises for 2020 therefore we are now taking bookings for 2021 Find out more>

Request our 2020 brochure

Our 2020 cruises are booking up very quickly but there is still a choice of 4-night, 6-night, 8-night, and 10-night cruise itineraries. Many of the cruises have only one cabin remaining , so book now to secure your cruise and date. View our 2020 cruise calendar

A qualified Wildlife Expert on every cruise

We are passionate about the wildlife of the west coast of Scotland and of giving our guests amazing sightings and experiences such as a surfacing minke whale, bow riding dolphins or an otter playing in the seaweed. Wildlife will often appear on its own, but to give our guests the best opportunities we have a qualified Wildlife Expert on board every cruise. They know the best habitats, can easily identify species and have lots of knowledge at their fingertips about species seen, which they happily pass to interested guests. The Wildlife Expert is always available to accompany guests on shore.

View our gallery of wildlife photos from our 2019 season 

Having the opportunity to see a wide range of rare wildlife is clearly a wonderful experience for our guests and our 2019 season had a fantastic number and variety of sightings. View just some of the wildlife photos taken by our crew and guests on our Wildlife Gallery 2019

Get a taste of the fabulous food served on board our cruises

The meals served onboard our vessels by our onboard Chefs are legendary. All food is prepared from fresh, local ingredients, creating delicious dishes that get rave reviews from our guests.  A speciality of Hebrides Cruises is hand-dived scallops, often provided by the Skipper on board actually doing the dive! View our Fabulous Food Gallery>

Read our guest reviews

Trip Advisor don't review cruises, so we have our own review system on our website where guests can leave a review in their own words, unedited. We are delighted at the high number of positive reviews we have received for our 2019 season. Read our guest reviews>