This invigorating sea journey travels through the isles of the Inner Hebrides to reach the rarely-visited remote and beautiful island landscape of the Outer Hebrides. A 10-day itinerary provides the best possible chance of a suitable weather window to allow a visit to the far-flung Archipelago of islands and stacs that make up St Kilda. There is always excitement and anticipation as St Kilda comes into view, anchoring in Village Bay before going ashore on Hirta to explore the poignant history of the abandoned village. Dolphins, Minke whales and basking sharks often accompany the vessel enroute to St Kilda and in Village Bay itself. Cruising close to the stacs for incredible views of thousands of sea birds is an unforgettable experience; St Kilda is home to over 200 bird species

St Kilda is very remote and we do our very best to get our guests to the Archipelago and have a very good record of achieving a stopover. However the safety of guests is always paramount and if it was felt this would be compromised, setting out to St Kilda is at the Skippers discretion and the final decision rests with him. The choice of Outer Hebrides island stopovers on this cruise is equally awe-inspiring and may include Mingulay, Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, the Uists, the Shiants, Harris and others, depending on wind, tide and the wishes of the guests on board.  The waters of the Outer Hebrides are the best for sightings of cetaceans and our vessels are ideal for navigating close to remote island cliffs where many rare species of birds nest. With the unique wild flower machair in bloom, and stunning shell-sand beaches to walk along, shore trips are magical. There is a good chance of seeing corncrake and many other rare birds on the coastline, as well as otters and the spectacle of hundreds of seals hauled out on the beaches. This cruise books up eaerly but can also be booked as a private cruise charter, providing suitable dates are available

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Cruise Dates 2019

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
3 June 2019100---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
24 June 2019100---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
1 July 2019100---Emma JaneFully Booked
15 July 2019100---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
29 July 2019100---Emma JaneFully Booked
3 August 2019100---Elizabeth-GFully Booked

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Cruise Dates 2020

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
4 June 2020108£2,995.00Elizabeth-GBook Now
6 June 2020108 £3,550.00Emma JaneBook Now
6 July 2020104£3,550.00Emma JaneBook Now
13 July 2020108£2,995.00Elizabeth-GBook Now
27 July 2020106£3,550.00Emma JaneBook Now
3 August 2020108£2,995.00Elizabeth-GBook Now

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Reviews

18 August 2018

I would like to thank you all for our amazing time on the Elizabeth G trip to the Outer Hebrides.  From boarding to leaving, all the crew went over and above to make our experience so memorable. Chris made sure that every day he took us to places we never thought possible. His knowledge of the islands is superb.  Craig worked extremely hard to make sure that he was always at hand so that everything went like clockwork. He was always very supportive of Trish and I.  What can I say about Stevies food... better than a 5 star hotel!! Every meal without exception was superb. Nigel, our wildlife expert, taught Trish and I so much. We were so lucky to have seen an orca , seals , dolphins!!  We hiked higher, walked further and laughed till we cried. Memories of an adventure that will last forever and friends we have made for life.  Thank you Emma for all your help and expertise which made this a trip to remember. Hope to see you all again Raydene x 

Raydene Thomas

18 August 2018

One of the best holidays we've ever had! The remote overnight anchorages were stunning and our visit to the Shiants was unforgettable!  It was a great privilege to visit the bothy and read the visitor's book! We visited amazing, beautiful, wild  places that not accessible except by boat!  The crew were all fantastic and couldn't do enough for us! Thankyou - we will be back.  Jane and John

John & Jane Woodbridge-Smith

6 August 2018

What a holiday! It was everything the reviewers said and more, fantastic views,amazing wildlife,excellent food,comfortable boat and great company.Thanks to the Skipper Rob, guide Alexa,Chef Stevie and Bosun Kevin,who couldn't do enough for us.Including catering for my awkward requirements.They made our 50th wedding anniversary a very special event.We actually landed in St,Kilda on the day itself under Blue skies and sunshine. Later,champagne,cake and a delicious meal completed a perfect day.This is a holiday we will never forget. Judith and Chris Cable.

Christopher Cable

6 August 2018

Magnificent scenery, encounters with dolphins and soaring eagles, accompanied by delicious food, thoughtful planning, varied island excursions and excellent care from the crew throughout, a wonderful experience, thank you.

Alison

6 August 2018

What a wonderful experience! From the first day to the last there were plenty of opportunities to see iconic Scottish wildlife – from White Tailed Eagles to Dolphins and Minke Whales. Interesting and varied trips ashore highlighted how different the islands are. All this made possible by the crew of Elizabeth G who did everything they could to make sure we all had a fabulous time – Rob, Alexa, Stevie and Kevin – thank you!

Kathy Balmanno

30 July 2018

Our cruise on the Emma Jane was wonderful., thanks to the crew, Chris, Emma, Laura and Ian. With the careful planning of the captain, Chris, we were able to see everything we had expected. It was all good, and we would recommend the cruise to anyone. We were very comfortable, and enjoyed the company of the crew and the other guests. Thank you!

Christine & Barry Miller

16 July 2018

A wonderful trip in every way. The Elizabeth G was an attractive ship, and all the crew were superb; knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. We visited a range of very different islands- all unique and beautiful. The wildlife was amazing, and the food delicious. I can't wait to go again in the future.

francis josephs

9 July 2018

FAN-TAST-IC. EXCELLENT 10 days, really lucky with the weather on Kilda and Shiants and even luckier with the crew - James Skipper, Yvonne Chef, Emma Bosun and last but not least Linsey as guide. The operation of the Emma G was excellent, food yummy, enthusiastic guide and very hard working bosun. The guests were all quite different but the environment and sheer fun of certain members of crew, no names, but in particular Emma and Yvonne, created a relaxing atmosphere that led to everybody getting on very well. We covered a large distance but visited some wonderful places, the only downside was that long distances had to be covered which meant lesser time ashore. However it was very worthwhile and the communication and daily briefings kept all of us fully informed Can’t wait for next years brochure!

Peter Hackin

9 July 2018

The whole cruise from start to finish was amazing. The crew were attentive, fun, professional, fun, good sports, fun. I could go on. We were very lucky to get two days of sunshine for St Kilda and the Shiants and our timing was impeccable. Thanks James. He remained professional and was great company at dinner.  The nightly briefings showed how much thought went into planning where we were to be the next day. Lindsay was great, there was not a minute of the day when she didn't have her eye out for whales, dolphins and birds. We were richly rewarded by having two minky whales swim under our boat. What a sight. We were all a little emotional. Emma our bosun. She was an absolute delight. Hard working and lots of fun. Nothing was too much trouble for her. What a treasure. Lastly but certainly not least. Yvonne, our chef. My husband is still talking about your salmon pie! The food that was produced in your small, rocking kitchen was stunning. I wouldn't have changed a thing. I think everyone on our cruise felt the same. Cheers! Lyndy and Clyde Ronan

Lyndy Ronan

9 June 2018

What a fabulous holiday ! My second cruise with Hebrides Cruises, and they just get better and better … Rob, Emma, Lynsey and Ian were an amazing crew, each and every one of them couldn’t do enough for us it seemed, we were thoroughly spoilt ! The Emma Jane is a lovely vessel, so comfortable, plenty of room, though can’t comment on the Hot Tub as the gents didn’t manage to sample it’s delights (the Ladies rather enjoyed themselves though !). The standard of food was really exceptional, and plenty of it - I defy anyone not to be impressed ! We were lucky enough to get to St Kilda this time, it truly is a magical place, but then again all the islands have their own magic, we enjoyed them all. So, a lovely boat, great food, wonderful scenery, then add an amazing crew and what do you have – a Hebrides Cruises holiday of course ! Try one, you’ll not be disappointed…

Steve Lloyd

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