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 2021

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
9 August 202180---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
19 August 202180---Emma JaneFully Booked

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

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 202386 £2,910.00Emma JaneBook Now
13 May 202388£2,590.00Elizabeth-GBook Now
29 July 202388£2,590.00Elizabeth-GBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

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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

24 July 2017

The captain and crew were exceptional.  Kind, thoughtful and enthusiastic.  The quality of food astonishingly high.  A real sense of a happy ship and a happy crew. 

Grant Hutchison & Marion McMurdo

29 May 2017

The staff couldn’t have been more pleasant and efficient.  Maddy’s smile lit up the day, Lindsay’s encyclopaedic knowledge of cetaceans and birds was amazing, Ross’s food first class and Rob’s unflappability and skills in scallop hunting were awe inspiring!  Emma was also helpful and efficent.  Just do it!

Catherine Trimby

29 May 2017

Rob, I felt that we must write to thank you whole-heartedly for the memorable 8 day cruise around the Hebrides on Proud Seahorse, which you organised and skippered so successfully last week. We much admired your calm control in even changing weather (and forecasts), your knowledge and personable company and your patience in dealing with an eldery group of passengers. 


29 May 2017

Anchorages were excellent, onshore trips interesting and varied. Lindsay and Rob had fantastic knowledge of the area, the history and the fauna.  Maddy was excellent with cleanliness, tiding, and all other aspects of hosting. Ross supplied a wonderful variety of sublime dishes and the smell of fresh baking a wonderful welcoming when we returned from excursions.  Rob and Lindsay were very careful with all the boat maneuvers plus our disembarking and boarding.

Judi & Bryan Whichelo

29 May 2017

Overall the cruise was a great date for me. It was very easy to book and I rate Emma the best contact person ever.  I appreciated not having to go through an agent who would take a very large deposit.  Emma also made joining the cruise very easy especially as I had to arrive late and in the rain...her picking me up was very gracious and hospitable.  Disembarking was a breeze..

Barbara Engdahl

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