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St Hilda Sea Adventures unique small ships are also available for self-catering near Oban – see Special Offer box below for details or the St Hilda Sea Adventures website for further information.
Scottish Small Ship Cruises
St Hilda Sea Adventures provides small ship cruising and wildlife holidays on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. Our cruises, among the breathtakingly beautiful islands, sea lochs and mountains of the Inner and Outer Hebrides, are truly unforgettable adventures for all ages. The British national newspaper The Guardian is in accord when, in September 2017, it chose St Hilda Sea Adventures as one of the ten best small ship cruises in the world!
We anchor in the most sheltered, idyllic, safe havens where passengers can visit world famous malt whisky distilleries and remote Scottish islands such as St Kilda, Mull, Skye, Jura, Islay, Staffa and Iona. The magical Scottish seas are full of wildlife both above and below the waves. You can fish, swim, dive, set lobster pots and sail the sea and its lochs and marvel at the dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, otters, sea eagles, myriads of sea birds and the occasional whale. Each day is as action packed or as relaxing as you please.
A cruising holiday on board our small ships is fun and informal. The roomy deck saloons are where everyone dines and socialises and the outdoor decks are perfect for spotting wildlife, relaxing and eating al fresco and, throughout the cruise, you will have the services of your own skipper and cook. The small ships’ tenders can also take you ashore for some wonderful, serious coastal and cliff walks or you could just wander along the shore beachcombing and examining the pretty seaside rock pools. On some cruises we now have art tutors, photography tutors or wildlife guides onboard, at no extra cost to our passengers.
Our three, small cruise ships are St Hilda (maximum 6 passengers), Seahorse II (maximum 11 passengers) and Gemini Explorer (maximum 7 passengers). St Hilda is a traditional, wooden ex-Tall Ship. Seahorse II is an ex-Norwegian Ferry. Gemini Explorer is an ex-Cruising Lifeboat. All three ships have been converted to cruise the western islands of Scotland in comfort and style.
Self Catering options in Oban
Alternatively, how about holidaying on board without setting sail? St Hilda, Seahorse II and Gemini Explorer are each available for self-catering stays of 3 nights or more from just £204 per night per vessel – perfect for social bubbles. The vessels are berthed in Dunstaffnage Marina, an idyllic location just three miles north of Oban.
The Marina is perfectly located in beautiful surroundings with easy access to Scotland’s west coast. Nearby Oban is a bustling little ferry port and the gateway to the Hebridean isles. You can visit local islands, take wildlife tours, sample the local whisky, explore beautiful sandy beaches, admire ancient castles, fly-fish for trout on the local lochs and play picturesque and challenging golf courses. And the Northern Lights sometimes make an appearance too!
Visit our website to see details of our itineraries and to check our calendar for availability.
Read Features and Reviews about St Hilda Sea Adventures
- Lochs and isles of Western Scotland by Alan Fairfax
Silver Travel Podcast
Small ship cruising and self-catering on the Scottish coast near Oban, Julie Dubois Marshall talks wildlife and tranquil scenery.
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Quirky self-catering stays in the Inner Hebrides
From £204 per night per vessel
The unique 6-11 berth small ships of St Hilda are also available for self-catering stays of 3 nights or more, berthed in Dunstaffnage Marina, a superb marina in an idyllic location, just three miles north of Oban.
The Marina is perfectly located in beautiful surroundings with easy access to Scotland’s west coast. Nearby Oban is a bustling little ferry port and is the gateway to the Hebridean isles. You can visit local islands, take wildlife tours, sample the local whisky, explore beautiful sandy beaches, admire ancient castles, fly-fish for trout on the local lochs and play picturesque and challenging golf courses.
Call 07745 550988 or 01776 810802 or visit website for more details.