There is only one cabins left on our first cruise of the season on April 27th and this is the only date left for our "Idyllic Islands: Mull Iona Staffa and the Treshnish Isles" 6-night cruise for 2019. Be among the first guests to come aboard to enjoy the brand new luxury accommodation of Elizabeth G!
Watch our video from last season, below, for a flavour of what this cruise offers - from close encounters with puffins and other seabirds on the Treshnish Isles; the unique geology of the Isle of Staffa and Fingals Cave to the white sands and turquoise seas of the Isle of Iona with its population of rare corncrakes and historic Abbey, There are many other delightful small islands and coastlines to explore with the added excitement when wildlife puts in an appearance - the area is a haven for dolphins, porpoises, otters, eagles, minke whales and basking sharks. The success of our cruises is due in very large part to our well-qualified crews who have sailed with us for years and are passionate about providing the holiday of a lifetime for our guests. The crew on the first cruise of the season are as follows:
Skipper Chris Ireland has a Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence and is also a commercial diver, qualified engineer and first aider. Chris manages his vessel safely while ensuring guests enjoy the full cruising adventure that the west coast has to offer. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the wildlife and natural surroundings of the Hebrides is very apparent, revelling in the fact that every cruise is different.
Wildlife Guide Alexa Kershaw has a Masters degree in Ecological Management and has worked as a researcher, guide, campaigner and consultant on a wide variety of marine mammal research projects, She is a keen wildlife photographer, passionate about conservation, and combines cetacean research with her love of guiding and sharing knowledge of the marine environment. Alexa will provide information and help find wildlife for guests while onboard and loves to accompany guests while ashore.
Bosun Craig Robinson has an indepth knowledge of the west coast of Scotland, is an experienced mountain guide, has a degree in physical Geography and Geology and is STCW qualified. We are delighted to have Craig on board Elizabeth G, he is always eager to please our guests with no request ever any trouble.
Chef Morag Slesser has dual passions - cooking and sailing - so she is perfect for Hebrides Cruises! Morag knows all the best local producers in the Hebrides, from island fishermen to cheesemakers and vegetable farmers. She has learned that to keep a good supply of chocolate cake and tasty tray bakes handy is not only great for keeping guests happy, but is something that fishermen will gladly swap their catch for!