St Kilda, Outer Hebrides Cruise, Scotland

“A 12 day cruise, on board a traditional ketch boat, with a fabulous skipper who knows everything there is to know about the Outer Hebrides, its wildlife and wild spots.”

Highlights

Tobermory, Isle of Mull| Isle of Oronsay | Rum Island National Nature Reserve | Loch Scresort | Canna | Sanday | Barra | Berneray | Barra Head lighthouse | St Kilda archipelago and Hirta | Monach Island | Lochboisdale on South Uist | Loch Skipport | Eigg | Muck | Soay | Boreay

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28 Jul 2018
£ 1650
excluding flights
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30 Jul 2018
£ 2200
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30 Jun 2019
£ 1760
excluding flights
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02 Jul 2019
£ 2475
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Vacation type

This vacation is designed for families, small group and solo travelers

The accommodation is a traditional roomy 54 ft ketch with accommodation for six, consisting of 1 double cabin with en-suite and one shared cabin (4 berths) with shared bathroom. It is especially suited to families, solos or groups of friends. Children from 7 years old to the most demanding teenager love the experience. Included in the price are all meals and your onboard skipper and chef who will provide an unforgettable vacation for everyone on board. This vacation is operated by a company based in the vacation destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. If possible they will tailor-make your vacation to suit your requirements including length and start date of trip.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: St Kilda, Outer Hebrides Cruise, Scotland

Environment

Sailing can be a sustainable mode of travel and our vacations operate on a “leave only a wake” policy. You are free to bring on board cycles on this trip to help ensure no negative environmental impact as you explore onshore too. Our cruising area is among the most unique and unspoiled in Europe and we have a responsibility to ensure it remains so. We are committed to excellence in offering vacations to people who have an appreciation of the sea and its wildlife, both below and above the waves. We value the marine and shore-based environment in which we operate and leave everything as we find it, respecting the delicate eco-system balance of sky, sea and shore.

Your skipper is an experienced sailor who knows the marine environment and local ecology. He will happily educate on all aspects of sea and shore to be found on this trip. When operating the vessel, great care is taken to have negligible impact on the local wildlife including the breeding seal and bird colonies in this cruising area.

Our hope is that people who experience the sheer beauty of the landscape and wildlife on our cruises will return home invigorated and with a greater understanding of the unique environment of the South West Coast of Scotland. All waste generated on board is brought ashore for recycling and we use locally produced ingredients for out meals wherever possible; including eating your own catch of crab, lobster or mackerel!

Community

We only employ the services of the local marina, shops, services, restaurants and guides. These suppliers all employ local staff.

We encourage our guests to visit locally important heritage sites, visit local Botanical Gardens, craft shops, restaurants and participate in cultural events.

Tourism is increasingly a vital part of the income for the local residents of this somewhat remote, isolated but beautiful region of the Cowal peninsular and many of the more remote islands in Western Scotland. Thus we use all local products and local services with the intention of helping to support local businesses, create employment and contribute to the overall sustainable development of not only our starting point of our voyage the Sandbank/Dunoon region but also in the islands and communities of the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

We aim to create a good relationship with tourism and the local communities and at all times are aware and try to bring awareness to the fragile marine ecosystems through which we sail.

2 Reviews of St Kilda, Outer Hebrides Cruise, Scotland

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Reviewed on 12 Jul 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


We loved sailing on the little ship St.Hilda. The captains Christophe and Chris kept the sailing trouble free all the way to St.Kilda and we even did some under
sail only. It was beautiful. We saw seals, dolphins, a minke whale and all sorts of sea birds. There were plenty of books to reference what we saw. Morag our
cook was brilliant serving up tasty meals and even making bread for my husband who is gluten intolerant. We sailed all around St.Kilda too, to look at the bird
colonies on the sea stacks. It was amazing with the weather being kind to us too. We also stopped off at Barra, Vatersay, Canna, Tobermory and Loch Aline.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


We were all good sailors but sea sickness pills are needed if you are susceptible.


3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not many people get out to St.Kilda which is supervised by the national trust for Scotland. We were encouraged to take nothing on to the island and leave
nothing behind. At our stopping off points we all used the local shops for souvenirs and coffees etc.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


We enjoyed every moment of the vacation. We were with like minded travelers who were good company. The crew looked after us so well.

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Reaching the ultimate destination StKilda in fine weather

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be prepared for some long hours at sea - and take sea sickness tablets , even in fine weather the North Atlantic swell is significant

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


This trip was a fantastic opportunity to observe birds and sea animals in pristine environments, no rubbish was left behind and a contribution was made to the local economy with purchases from the crew and passengers for each stop en route.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I rate this vacation as one of the best I’ve had. Everything worked to perfection. The crew were helpful, friendly and skilful. It was a very happy band of travelers who were privileged to visit a seldom visited, beautiful part of the world.

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