Ourr first St Kilda trip for the season was a great success thanks to both fantastic guests and crew who both were eager to reach the magical archipelago despite occasional rough seas. And for the millions of birds and fantastic history the islands have to offer it is always worth it in the end with all guests hailing it as a trip of a lifetime

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As usual, we welcomed our guests onboard with sparkling wine, canapés and grandma Mary’s scones. Once everyone was settled into their cabins and had been given a safety briefing by Skipper Rob and Bosun Sarah we set off up across the Firth of Lorn and up into the Sound of Mull headed for our first anchor of the night...

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We welcomed our first guests for the season with sparkling wine, canapés and grandma Mary’s famous scones. Once everyone was settled into their cabins and had been given a safety briefing by Skipper Rob and Bosun Sarah we set off up across the Firth of Lorn and up into the Sound of Mull.

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Cruise and cycle the Caledonian Canal

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Caledonian Canal Explorer 6-night cruise is a one-way journey through the very heart of Scotland from the east coast to the west coast, along the magnificent Caledonian Canal.  The scenery from the boat is outstanding but we have had enquiries from guests who wish to bring their bikes on board.

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Hebrides Cruises contributes to science

Friday, 6 November 2015

For the 2015 season Hebrides Cruises teamed up with the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust to become the first cruise company in Scotland to record sightings during their cruises, using the same software as a marine scientist. The Hebrides is one of the best places in Europe for spotting marine megafauna

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Highlights of our 2015 season

Monday, 2 November 2015

There were so many highlights of our 2015 season that we couldn’t possibly list them all!  In particular there were many rare wildlife and nature sightings which were almost a daily occurrence.

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My last cruise of the season was an autumnal delight, with another colourful landscape behind every corner and wonderful sunny days on Staffa and Iona. We had a double dolphin visit in the Sound of Iona and rounded it all off with the

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Private Charter September 2015

Monday, 28 September 2015

Our private charter was a great example of a tailor-made, perfect Hebridean adventure holiday. Hebrides Cruises can provide everything from delicious taste experiences through fresh self-caught seafood, hand-dived scallops and local single-malt tastings and fantastic hiking around scenic mountain lakes to close-up wildlife encounters..

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Far Flung Islands 10-night cruise report

Friday, 18 September 2015

Our 10-night Far Flung Islands: Mingulay to the Shiants Cruise, departing September 5th 2015 was a great success, where our guests enjoyed seals, whales, basking sharks, dolphins and plenty of eagles and other wildlife en route and at our destinations.

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Last cruise to St Kilda for 2015

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Our final scenic cruise to St Kilda for 2015 was a great success. It was particularly evocative because it co-incided with the 85th anniversary of the evacuation of St Kilda when the 36 islanders who remained on the St Kilda Archipelago were evacuated to the mainland at their own request.

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St Kilda private cruise charter

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

We greeted our guests on board our 10-night St Kilda private cruise charter with sparkling wine, Mary’s famous scones and Cara, the Chef’s canapés. As we steamed up the Sound of Mull the guests took in the views of Duart Castle, Lismore Lighthouse and the dramatic Morvern Peninsula.

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New Caledonian Canal Cruise

Monday, 27 July 2015

We are offering a late addition to our 2015 calendar with two dates in October for a new cruise. Our Caledonian Canal Explorer is a one-way 6-night cruise departing in October with two dates. 

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We were delighted that the cruise made it to St Kilda with lots of warm sunny weather, which just goes to show it can happen, even in a summer when the UK weather has not been the best. This was also the first cruise of the season for our Chef, Martin, with some great comments on his menus.

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It was set up to be a great last full day on our “Skye and the Small Isles Explorer” 6-night cruise. Calm seas lay in front of us on our route to Tobermory from our anchorage at the Isle of Eigg. This patch of sea is famous for its abundance of wildlife.

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Basking sharks, dolphins and whales in abundance! We set off on our only 10-night cruise to St Kilda this season with high hopes of seeing lots of rare wildlife and we did! We reached our first anchorage at Loch na Drumbuie on Ardnamurchan on an idyllic evening and a flat calm sea and were rewarded with our first sightings of a white-tailed eagle, then terns, harbour porpoise and a red throated diver.

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