We are delighted that all of our 2018 Skippers and most of our crew members are returning to cruise with us for our 2019 season. Our Crews must be given huge credit for making our 2018 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 2018 season guests who took the trouble to write a review online, which explains so well in their words why are cruises are so popular. Read our reviews >
Expert and highly qualified Crew
Each of our vessels has four experienced and qualified crew members, namely the Skipper, Chef, Wildlife Guide and Bosun - the highest crew to guest ratio in small-ship cruising in Scotland for 8 - 10 guests on board. In addition all our Crews are passionate about the wildlife, history and culture of the Hebrides. We are WiSE accredtied.
Emma Jane Skipper and Crew 2019
Several of the outstanding team from the 2018 season on Emma Jane have already committed for 2019. James Fairbairns returns as Skipper along with owner and Skipper Rob Barlow, Wildlife Guide Lynsey Bland & Chef Caroline Chilton-Bates. Many thanks to our Emma Jane crew from 2018 who did a magnificent job for our guests Crew for Emma Jane 2018 >
Elizabeth-G Skipper and Crew 2019
The 2018 Elizabeth G Crew return for 2019! Hebrides Cruises owner Rob Barlow is Skipper for Elizabeth G, alongside Chris Ireland who has been Skipper of Elizabeth G for many seasons. We are delighted to have Chef Stevie Hughes cruise with us again. Our 2 Wildlife Guides are Nigel Spencer and Alexa Kershaw and Bosuns Craig Robinson and Kevin Johnston. Many thanks to the 2018 Elizabeth G Crew who got rave reviews from our guests Crew for Elizabeth G 2018>
The wider team
Apart from our regular Crews, we have a team of colleagues who can take a turn as crew or step in if needed. In particular we are grateful to Chef Pip Pedley and Bosun Phil Carr who have helped us over several seasons, providing a great service and we will be seeing them on board again in 2019. For 2018 many thanks also to Chefs Ross Harris and Iain Jeromson and Wildlife Guide Sam Udale-Smith. A vital member of the Hebrides Cruises team is Sales and Shore Manager Emma Barlow, who deals with all bookings, guest communications and shore management. Emma ensuries the seamless of care of our guests from the first contact and their time on board to disembarking their cruise and their onward journey.