Scottish Wildlife Cruises

Witness the rare wildlife and stunning scenery of the west coast of Scotland, the Hebrides and St Kilda aboard our specialist wildife cruises. With a Wildlife Guide, expert Crew and the perfect vessel, you are guaranteed a unique, personal, cruise experience. There is luxury too, with ensuite cabins, delicious food and the best of Scottish hospitality.

Request our 2019 brochure: With a choice of 11 Scottish cruise itineraries, request our 2019 brochure  or book online>

Choose your Puffin Cruise 2019: Five of our 2019 Scottish cruise itineraries visit puffin colonies - the best time to see puffins (and many other nesting seabirds) is late April to early August. Find out more>

Some highlights of our 2018 season

Our 2018 season is now at an end, with lots of amazing memories. Most of all, we would like to thanks our wonderful guests who made the season such fun - read some of their highlights here>. We are delighted that many guests are returning to cruise with us in 2019 and look forward to more great adventures!

RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards Finalist 2018

Hebrides Cruises was delighted to be shortlisted in the award category "Nature Tourism" on September 12th 2018. Find out more>

A Wildlife Guide on every cruise, with escorted shore trips: The amazing wildlife on land, sea and air in the Hebrides is not always accommodating enough to pop up when we want it to! Our Skippers and Wildlife Guides are expert at reading the sea and landscape, backed by years of experience and knowledge in finding and identifying wildlife. We are the only Scottish small-ship cruise company that offers accompanied on-shore guided trips, with a specialist Wildlife Guide on board every cruise. Many of our guests comment that experiencing close encounters with wildlife while onboard inspires them to learn more about the natural environment of the Hebrides and get involved in conserving the habitats for the wonderful wildlife that lives there.

Our 2018 season has been a huge success for wildlife encounters 

Having the opportunity to see a wide range of rare wildlife is clearly a wonderful experience for our guests and our 2018 season has had a fantastic number and variety of sightings so far. View just some of the wildlife photos taken by our crew and guests during our 2018 cruising season - and its not over yet!.Apart from the wildlife, there is lots more to experience and discover on our cruises; from local history and culture and spectacular scenery to fabulous food, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy life onboard.

Read our guest reviews

If you've ever wondered if a small ship wildlife cruise in the Hebrides is for you, why not read our guest reviews which are posted directly by our guests in their own words, to help you decide. 

The best of Scottish food and hospitality afloat

Have a look at some of the delicious food produced by our team of amazing Chefs this season so far, served in the dining deck saloon and alfresco on deck.  View the Fabulous Food Gallery here