Rosie Litchfield review 1 Sep 2018
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The beautiful Scottish scenery - it was everything that I hoped for (when the sun came out!)
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Don't forget to pack your waterproofs!
The food on the boat is excellent and plentiful - just forget the diet.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Much of the (excellent) food and supplies were sourced from local providers, and our purchases from shops on small islands must help the local tourism industry, which is a key source of income for many parts of the Hebrides.
I don't really think that the trip could claim to reduce environmental impact or support conservation.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Scenery, accommodation and food excellent. Weather - average!
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you for your lovely review and honest comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your cruise. We would just like to clarify our environmental credentials and highlight the support that we give to local conservation organisations, something that we should perhaps make more of when guests are onboard.
Two of our small cruise ships are converted fishing boats, they were both due to be scrapped and were saved and re-purposed by us using local craftsmen, ensuring local employment and reuse of the boats that would otherwise have been scrapped. We are continually striving to reduce our environmental impact where ever possible.
As an operator we work very closely with the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust – the leading organisation for the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the waters off the west coast of Scotland. We were approached by HWDT to be their first corporate partner in recognition of our long association with the organisation. All our crews have undergone WiSe training to ensure that we minimise the impact of our presence on the wildlife we are lucky enough to see.