The Small Isles, the Isle of Skye and the Shiants provide an enthralling and contrasting island experience.  The “Small Isles” of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna, each have their own distinct beauty and character.  Cruise times between islands are short, with always another lovely island vista on the horizon, with the invitation to go ashore to explore. The next stop is the Isle of Skye, with the dramatic approach from the sea to Loch Scavaig, which sits under the towering Cuillin mountains; some of the most dramatic scenery on the West Coast of Scotland. There will be a chance to go ashore and walk to Loch Coruisk, one of the remotest lochs on Skye. Heading up the sheltered Inner Sound of Skye past the Isle of Raasay,  the magnificent Scottish mainland sea lochs of Torridon and Carron are potential stopovers. Then onwards out into the sea of the Hebrides to take in the remote Shiant Isles, often described as a mini St Kilda, a nesting site for thousands of sea birds. The Shiants were given to Adam Nicolson on his 21st birthday and his book “Sea Room” tells the story of these islands. Our guests  were delighted to be given a guided tour of the islands by Adam in 2017 and meet his friend Jonathan Dimbleby, both in the photo with Skipper James.

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Cruise Dates 2022

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
7 May 202280---Emma JaneFully Booked

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Cruise Dates 2023

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
6 May 202380---Emma JaneFully Booked
13 May 202388£2,710.00Elizabeth-GBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

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Reviews

19 August 2021

This was a fantastic cruise which met and often exceeded our expectations. The scenery and anchorages were wonderful. Our skipper James and Will, our wildlife expert, were constantly on the lookout for wildlife and didn’t disappoint with numerous sightings of cetaceans. Despite being the quiet season for birds we were also blessed with good sightings of some pelagic species. Special thanks also to Emma and Zara for the superb meals and housekeeping. We’ll be back!

Brian Fairbrother

19 August 2021

Emma is always available to assist with any questions and keeps in touch if problems arise.  Breath taking views, lovely moorings and Rob always new where to moor for the night in the best locations.  Knowledge of all things wildlife, by Lynsey was exceptional.  My cruise was extra special, nothing could have improved it.  Go ahead, don't delay.  Choose where you want to go and book! 

W Jefferson

19 August 2021

A wonderful time aboard the Emma Jane. The crew were great and the food was super. Having a wildlife guide was brilliant and we saw so much! Definitely coming back for another cruise.

Sue Hands

9 August 2021

I can honestly say that we had the most amazing time on our trip. With challenging weather reports, Rob’s knowledge and skill ensured we got to go everywhere on the itinerary, and we had the privilege to see some amazing wildlife along the way.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and one we hope to repeat in the future.  Thank you again and please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all the crew on the Elizabeth G - they truly made it a memory to treasure! 

Jo Lond

9 August 2021

crew and facilities were excellent. the food was excellent although some meals were not to my taste but the chef did offer to make me alternatives. plenty to see on our trip, the wildlife and the scenery was beautiful. overall a great trip.

Alan Benson

27 May 2019

Quality and variety of beautifully presented food could not be surpassed and the bread and cakes were fab! Table decorations wonderful and imaginative.  Our guide worked very hard to always be on the look out for wildlife, despite weather conditions sometimes.  The skipper was hard working and very conscientious, always aware of safety and comfort.  The whole crew never stopped working, they were all wonderful and cheeful!  Thank you

Brigitte Hyde

25 May 2019

The staff were so very caring, wanting us to have the best experience ever. The boat and food were also excellent. I would recommend Hebrides Cruises to anyone wanting to see the islands.

Beverly Weissenburger

25 May 2019

We had a wonderful trip, the highlight of our month in Scotland!  Thank you for all your help Emma.  All staff, Captain Chris, Bosun Craig always helpful and accommodating. Amazing chef, wonderful diversity of meals, always cheerful even under some difficult conditions.  Cathy, one of the most enthusiastic and good guides we have ever encountered.  Book now, don’t delay!

John & Denise Lombard

21 July 2018

We had an idyllic cruise on the Emma Jane. We have enjoyed several cruises on the Elizabeth G and this trip has fully lived up to our expectations in terms of the wildlife and itinerary plus the extra space and comforts offered by the Emma Jane. Puffins on the Shiants were breathtaking and a couple of minke whales gave us a wonderful performance. James, Lynsey, Alex, Cathy and Kevin did a great job in getting us to the right places at the right time and looking after us so well. The food, as always, was exceptional. We will definitely be booking another cruise before too long.

Jenny & John Bartram

28 May 2018

Thank you all sooo much for everything you did to make our cruise on Emma Jane so wonderful.  The ship, the seas, the islands, the widlife, the company and even the weather were all amazing! We loved it and appreciate everything you all did for us.

Stephen & Hazel Connor

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