There are no words that can adequately describe the sensory overload of the amazing spectacle of the seabird colonies of the Hebrides. 

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Our Wildife Expert Lynsey Bland has just completed a refresher course in the WiSe scheme for responsible wildlife watching, delivered by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

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The return of the puffins

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Puffin by our cruise guest Hiley

During the spate of recent storms, spare a thought for the puffins spending the winter at sea on the Atlantic Ocean - but in around 6 weeks time, many thousands of puffins will be heading to the Scottish west coast islands to breed.

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The sea is in the blood of Rob Barlow, owner and Skipper of Hebrides Cruises, this year he will celebrate his 250th trip to St Kilda

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Cruise all around the Isle of Skye

Saturday, 4 January 2020

The Isle of Skye is a busy tourism hot spot, but there is one way to avoid the crowds and see the fabulous scenery, visit iconic destinations and spot rare wildlife in peaceful seclusion.

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What we do in the winter

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Although it may seem from our cruising calendar that we only work seven months of the year, the winter months are very busy indeed!

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Minke whale and calf 2019 Sam Udale Smith

We waited, holding position and hoping this minke whale would approach a little closer… Then it surfaced around 50 metres from the boat, and just as it was slipping back beneath the waves, we saw it, this whale had a calf with it!

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Read the cruise highlights from our Wildlife Guide Will Smith on board Emma Jane for our Oban - Inverness cruise this September

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September is a magical month to cruise

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Message in a bottle beside Loch Urquart on Loch Ness Cruise

We had a great selection of cruises in September as well as Private Charters. Many thanks to our guests who posted reviews and sent in their photos, we really enjoy getting them and are delighted all have been so positive.

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Whale watching in the Northern Minch

Sunday, 22 September 2019

We have another exciting new wildlife cruise itinerary for 2020! Our new 10-night cruise “Whale watching in the Northern Minch” departs from Oban on August 15th 2020 aboard Elizabeth G

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Our June 2019 cruises were either Private Cruise Charters or "St Kilda and the Isle of the Outer Hebrides" 10-night cruises. Read what our guests thought of their cruise and view a gallery of images from our June cruises from our guests and crew.

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Our 2019 cruises are fully booked apart from one cabin on our Loch Linnhe, Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness 6-night cruise. This is a relaxing, sheltered water cruise which journeys through the very heart of Scotland, through outstanding scenery. The cruise is a luxurious experience aboard Emma Jane, with ensuite cabins, spacious saloons and decks, a gourmet menu, accompanied onshore excursions, lots of wildlife and even a hot tub! 

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Our cruising season has got off to a great start in the best possible way, with lots of happy guests! Many of them have very kindly let us know what they thought of their cruise in April & May and also sent in their amazing photos.

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We landed on a white shell sand beach on a tiny uninhabited island - the rocky headlands were carpeted with bluebells, sea pinks and primroses. Getting to these special places is what makes a holiday with Hebrides Cruises unique.

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Every so often, one of our guests is inspired so much by their cruise that they produce poetry. We love this poem by Margaret Knowles who has cruised  with her group of friends aboard Elizabeth G for several seasons. We are delighted they approve of Elizabeth G's refit and that they have already booked again for 2020.

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