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

Cruise Map

Cruise Dates

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
1010---Fully Booked

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

Cruise Dates 2019

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
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 2020100---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
6 June 2020100---Emma JaneFully Booked
6 July 2020100---Emma JaneFully Booked
13 July 2020100---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
27 July 2020100---Emma JaneFully Booked
3 August 2020100---Elizabeth-GFully Booked

Master cabin available (Emma Jane Only).

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Reviews

1 July 2019

Outstanding! James and the crew always showed great consideration for the guests’ preferences and whilst at all times maintaining great diligence to ensure everyone’s safety, even adapted daily plans to fit in with the guests’ preferences. Each anchorage was well chosen and sheltered and he also made sure that whenever possible, meals were served at anchor.  The crew were both willing to share their knowledge and benefit from that of the guests. They were also inclusive and accommodating. Onshore trips were magical, even when subjected to the vagaries of the weather!  The food was of Michelin Star quality throughout the cruise and Caroline took so much care to provide alternatives for guests who required gluten and cow-free diets - she rose to this challenge wonderfully every day. Pauline’s table decorations and attention to detail were fabulous and down-to-earth common-sense approach ensured that everything ran smoothly.  . Lynsey was lovely and very conscientious in pointing out wildlife as she spotted it, also acting promptly on the sightings of others.  Just do it - but do it now or you’ll miss out because they’ll be fully booked!  

Dave & Gill Glemens

24 June 2019

We’re just back from a superb 10-night cruise aboard Elizabeth G. It’s our latest trip with Rob and his crew. With en-suite cabins now it’s even more of a luxury trip. Not that we spent much time in the cabin - instead we were generally found on the top observation deck, watching shearwaters dance across the waves, fulmars shoot past effortlessly, gannets flying in squadron-formation and panicky puffins duck beneath our wake. We’re enticed down for two reasons: bow-riding dolphins, when we hang over the bow sharing the excitement and energy of this spectacle with our fellow guests, and food: Mags was our cook preparing fabulous meals with local ingredients, including scallops hand-dived by our skipper, Rob. It was at dinner each evening that Rob would discuss the next day’s itinerary, balancing our wishes with the weather and his incredible knowledge of the most picturesque anchorages. Each day saw us exploring a new island with the help of Nigel our wildlife guide, taken ashore by Rob and Bosun Craig in the tender. And we even got to St Kilda. St Kilda is a unique place with a magical atmosphere; an atmosphere that lingers in part because of its remoteness. Rob found the weather window to allow a 2-night stay and it was here, on our trip round the stacs, that guests and crew came together on the front deck to gaze in awe at the thousands of seabirds around us. As we disembarked, a little sadly, in Oban on our last day I couldn’t help wonder how soon we’ll get the urge to return...

 

Catrin Lester

24 June 2019

Rob, Craig, Mags & Nigel - We strongly appreciate your skills, your knowledge and your attentive care throughout this beautiful trip!  This trip far surpassed our high expectations! Thank you!

Mr & Mrs McKim

24 June 2019

To Rob, Craig, Mags & Nigel - Thank you for a wonderful trip, taking us to new places as well as old favourites.  Thank you for guiding us through a plethera of wildlife and keeping us out of trouble on land.  Thank you for wonderful food from start to finish - we look forward to googling your website for some of the receipes.  Thank you for being our bathroom fairy, 'showering us' with attention and a rather special bar service.  Our very best wishes - We had a great time :)

Alan Lester

3 June 2019

Very efficient booking & administration with excellent service & hospitality. All the crew were very friendly & willing to help at any time. The food was excellent, top-class cuisine. Alexa- our wildlife guide- was brilliant & very friendly & knowledgeable.

Amanda Dauncey

3 June 2019

We had a wonderful time in every way. Everything was excellent The crew were all a super mix of professionals and friends We hope to come again

Jane Dauncey

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

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