One of the reasons that we can provide such a high standard of cruise experience for our guests is that our excellent Skippers, Wildlife Experts, Chefs and Bosuns return to us year after year. Our Crews must be given huge credit for making our 2019 season such an outstanding success and also thanks to our amazing guests who were such fun on board. We are so grateful to over 40 of our 2019 season guests who took the trouble to write a review online, which explains so well in their own words why our cruises are indeed a holiday of a lifetime.  Read our reviews >

Expert and highly qualified Crew

Each of our vessels has four experienced and qualified crew members, namely the Skipper, Chef, Wildlife Expert and Bosun -  the highest crew to guest ratio in small-ship cruising in Scotland for 8 - 10 guests on board. All our Crews are passionate about the wildlife, history and culture of the Hebrides and we are WiSE accredited to ensure our activities do not have a negative effect on the natural habitat of the places we visit or the animals we encounter.

Emma Jane Skipper and Crew 2021

James Fairbairns returns as Skipper for Emma Jane, sharing the season with Skipper Ritchie who is new to Hebrides Cruises, however, has worked for many years at sea with Rob & James. Also returning are Wildlife Experts, ecologist Will Smith and geologist Lynsey Bland and returning bosun Helen Fox. Caitriona Macleod will serve as bosun on both vessels. Find out more about the Crew for Emma Jane 2021 >

Elizabeth-G Skipper and Crew 2021

Chris Ireland returns as Skipper for 2021 supported by owner & Skipper Rob Barlow. Also returning is Wildlife Expert, photographer and ecologist Alexa Kershaw and we are pleased to welcome marine biologist Zoe Stevenson to the team. Bosun, Craig Robinson also returns and Caitriona Macleod will serve as bosun on both vessels. We also have our new chef for this season, Sian Connell.   Find out more about the  Crew for Elizabeth G 2021>

Sales and Shore Manager

A vital member of the Hebrides Cruises team is Sales and Shore Manager Emma Fairbarins,  who deals with bookings, guest communications and shore management. Emma ensures the seamless of care of our guests from the first contact and their time on board to disembarking their cruise and their onward journey. 


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