Cruising the West Coast of Scotland since 1995

Hebrides Cruises is a family-run business based in Oban in Argyll offering cruises to the Islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides, offering the chance to see the huge diversity of wildlife, birds and scenery in some of the remotest parts of Scotland’s west coast.  We specialise in trips to St.Kilda, the “Islands on the Edge of the World” as well as to the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Our two vessels, offer comfortable and modern accommodation and the food served on board by our professional Chefs is of the highest quality. Find out more about the Skipper & Crew

The business is owned and run by Rob Barlow who has spent all his working life at sea and is one of the Skippers on board. He has been diving for over 20 years and will happily dive for scallops to serve up on board the cruises!  Rob has over 16 years experience of running boat cruises and charters around some of the wildest areas off the West Coast of Scotland. A qualified engineer, and a member of Tobermory Coastguard team, Rob is one of the safest pair of hands you could find to steer you on your adventure. Rob’s daughter, Emma is responsible for sales,  administration and customer care.

In the past Elizabeth G Charters has been chartered for environmental research projects, the National Trust for Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust and various film projects including BBC’s Coast,  Landward and also Norway’s ‘Tore pa sporet’,  taking a film crew to St.Kilda.

Our new vessel, Proud Seahorse was privately owned and is a boat offering exceptional comfort for our guests, while undertaking an adventure to the western isles.  She will be operating in our 2017 season for the first time.