This cruise itinerary is a hotspot for cetaceans such as minke whales and dolphins; white-tailed eagles and an array of other wildlife.The "Small Isles" of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna, each has their own very distinct beauty and character. Island hopping around them from the sea is breath-taking, with always another stunning vista on the horizon, just waiting to be explored. Shorter cruise times between anchorages allow for lots of excellent guided onshore walks and wildlife watching. 

While cruising the Small Isles, the dramatic backdrop of the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye is ever present. Approaching Loch Scavaig from the sea is amongst one of the most captivating scenes on the west coast of Scotland  A shore walk to Loch Coruisk, one of the remotest Lochs on Skye is a popular choice.


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Cruise Dates 2022

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
30 April 202260---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
28 May 202264£2,320.00Emma JaneBook Now
10 September 202260---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
10 September 202260---Emma JaneFully Booked

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Cruise Dates 2023

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
29 April 202362£2,080.00Elizabeth-GBook Now
27 May 202360---Emma JaneFully Booked
19 August 202362£2,080.00Elizabeth-GBook Now
9 September 202364£2,320.00Emma JaneBook Now
9 September 202362£2,080.00Elizabeth-GBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

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11 September 2021

Thank you for another brilliant cruise. We visited some lovely small islands during this trip and saw a lot of wildlife including minke whales, loads of dolphins including 3 separate groups bow riding with us and harbour porpoises plus otters, sea eagles and golden eagles. Our guide Conor was brilliant spotting wildlife and his plant knowledge matched any encyclopedia as he gave us an overview on them all along with the geology of the region. Craig, our Bosun, was really attentive with looking after us all, Sian's meals were always a treat whilst keeping within the several dietary requirements onboard and Chris, our Skipper, took us to some wonderful places and always found a beautiful anchorage for us each night. Onshore Emma sorted out all of the administration and arrangements quickly and kept us up to date with the trip details. Nothing was too much for her as she also helped out with a car transfer suggestion when the usual travel plans were difficult due to flight changes. Another perfect trip thank you to you all....

Melanie Rogers

11 September 2021

Dear Emma - We had a lovely holiday with great people, we all got on well.  The skipper and his crew were first class and made us all feel welcome and comfortable.  The chef was excellent, lovely grub and plenty of it! Thank you! 

Brian & Liz Horner

11 September 2021

Thank you to Chris, Craig, Conor and Sian for an amazing cruise. Such a beautiful place and each island so different. All the crew were so friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. The guide, Conor, was so knowledgeable and made everything so interesting, from fungi to Sea Eagles. We saw all the wildlife we had hoped to as well so all in all a brilliant week.

Barbara Jane Thackray

28 July 2021

Dear Emma Mike & I would like to thank the Skipper James and the crew for a fantastic and informative 6 night cruise, The enthusiasm of the crew inspired the guests. The daily menus were inspirational & also the delicious cakes for afternoon tea. We enjoyed the visits to the islands, the scenery, wildlife and walks with good company. All beyond our expectations. Looking forward to our next cruise Chris & Mike Lewis

Chris & Mike Lewis

28 July 2021

Emma, just a note to say thank you to James and his crew, for an excellent trip, we are experienced cruisers, and this trip rates up there as one of the best.A fabulous experience, not only for the scenery, but for the excellence of the crew and Skipper, and the way we were looked after.  Thank you! Ray and Janie Black

Ray Black

28 July 2021

Dear Emma - Just to say a big thank you to everyone for such a lovely week on Emma Jane last week. I needed to have a week with no responsibilities and that was how it turned out. And you all do your roles so well. Everyone was a pleasure to be with. I hope we can get back again before too long. The Canal trip would be lovely.  Best wishes, Barbara Wright

Barbara Wright

28 July 2021

Gary and I would love to leave a review - not only for this particular cruise destination - Skye and Small Isles - which was far more interesting and entertaining to reach their shores by ship! However, to explain the whole experience of six nights of first class safe quality sailing, a dance of the taste buds at every meal, the knowledgeable guidance to witness our Scottish wildlife (for which I can assure you there are no polar bears! What happened on my iPad stays on my iPad! and the attention to small details for which only a true hidden artist can achieve - this MUST be experienced first hand! I am sure all seven of our friendly fellow guests will agree - we had the wonderful weather, the wine and the willingness to return again! No doubt - readers of this review - go whilst your legs can still carry you! With grateful thanks to all concerned Love Lesley

Lesley Stephen

28 July 2021

What a wonderful cruise ! Skipper James and his crew took us around the enchanting Small Isles plus the impressive Loch Skavaig on Skye in whichever order the weather dictated in order to give us the best opportunity to make successful landings and of course, a peaceful nights sleep. All the Islands had their own character, making them all memorable in their own way, difficult to pick a favourite, but I did feel Canna was a special place ! My fellow guests were lovely company, sharing many a story, and many a laugh, and I know they all enjoyed themselves just as I did. It never ceases to amaze me how the team at Hebrides Cruises deliver such fabulously enjoyable cruises. Everything is done to the highest standard, and yet the crew make it look so easy, something akin to the swan sailing serenely along the surface, whilst behind the scenes the legs are paddling like crazy ! James is the perfect skipper, Emma and Helen, chef and steward, just made every minute of our time on the Emma Jane an absolute pleasure with wonderful food and immaculately clean cabins, the most amazing dinner tables, and our every whim catered for, Zoe was our ever vigilant Guide, I don’t think even she could believe all the cetaceans almost queuing up to perform for us on the sail back from Eigg ! And finally, pulling all of this together, looking after us as we booked and queried and pondered, making sure everything was at hand and on the ship, we have to say a big thankyou to Emma onshore. Thankyou all, you’re an amazing team !! I will, of course, be back !!

Steve Lloyd

29 May 2021

Unbelievable. We had perfect weather ...wonderful crew and captain ...meals were exemplary nothing was too much trouble ..We felt like royalty .The attention to detail was extraordinary ie fresh flowers on the table ...little touches like shells and pine Cones artistically displayed .Home baked bread and cakes were a real treat . The briefings after supper were very informative and our Guide was so knowledgeable and approachable ...always on the look out for whales etc We even managed to see a golden Eagle ! Thank you for the most memorable trip! 

Josephine Warry

14 September 2019

Do it!  If your a townie then you will be so amazed by it all and even if you live with wildlife on your doorstep you will still be amazed.  As a vegetarian I was particurlary impressed by the standard of meals.  Special praise to the crew in particulary, Ruth and Helen, they both went above and beyond to make the trip a really comfortable well-fed and friendly experience.  Can't wait to return!

Ann Thurlow

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