The perfect combination of adventure and luxury
Our two mini-cruise ships have previous histories as ocean-going naval vessels, which were then converted to luxury motor vessels. With their high prow, deep draft and twin engines they are built for reliability and horsepower. They will cope with any sea condition and their powerful engines will get you to your destination fast, with stabilisers to provide a comfortable ride. A unique feature of our vessels is that we take our boat tenders on board while cruising which allows a much faster, safer journey. With a high level of comfort and hospitality on board, our vessels are the perfect combination of adventure and luxury to take you to the most far-flung islands of the Hebrides and the remote sea lochs of the west coast of Scotland.
We started our cruising business in 2004 with “Elizabeth G”, originally a Norwegian Sea Rescue Vessel which we converted as a mini-cruise ship. Elizabeth G has taken our guests on adventurous wildlife cruises to the Hebrides and other parts of the west coast of Scotland with a perfect record of safety and guest satisfaction. With Elizabeth G booked out, we introduced a second vessel to the company for the 2017 season. Our second vessel will be named "Emma Jane" on April 22nd at a ceremony in Oban. She was built as an ocean going trawler and contracted by the British Royal Navy as a survey vessel. She was then converted as a luxury mini-cruise vessel and completed a very successful first season with Hebrides Cruises in 2017.
Accommodation on board is very comfortable with dining saloon, outside observation decks and cosy, well-fitted cabins with shared facilities. Currently Elizabeth G carries 10 guests or 12 for private cruise charter. During the winter of 2018 Elizabeth G will have a complete upgrade throughout, including ensuite cabins. For the 2019 season she will carry 8 guests in 4 twin or double cabins or 10 for private charter. View the current photo gallery here>
Emma Jane is a luxury mini-cruise ship. She is very spacious, with indoor dining and saloon areas and roomy external decks on two levels. Her fittings and finishes are of the highest quality and there is even a hot tub. Emma Jane carries 8 guests in double or twin cabins and 2 guests in a master cabin suite. View the photo gallery here>
Both vessels are served by four expert, highly qualified crew, namely Skipper, Chef, Bosun and Wildlife Guide.