We are delighted that all of our 2018 Skippers and many 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 own 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 accredited to ensure none of our activities has a negative effect on the natural habitat of the places we visit or the animals we encounter.
Emma Jane Skipper and Crew 2019
James Fairbairns returns as Skipper for Emma Jane, supported by owner and Skipper Rob Barlow, Wildlife Guide Lynsey Bland & Chefs Caroline Chilton-Bates and Peter Ingram. We are very pleased to welcome a new Wildlife Guide, Will Smith and a new Bosun, Pauline Wright this year, both with a great track records. Find out more about the Crew for Emma Jane 2019 >
Elizabeth-G Skipper and Crew 2019
Chris Ireland who has been Skipper of Elizabeth G for many seasons, returns for 2019 supported by Hebrides Cruises owner & Skipper Rob Barlow. Wildlife Guides Nigel Spencer and Alexa Kershaw also return, and we are pleased to welcome a new face to the Wildlife Guide team, Cathy Harlow and our new Chef Morag Slesser . Our excellent Bosun, Craig Robinson, is back with us for the 2019 season and joined by new Bosun Amy Gallacher. Find out more about the Crew for Elizabeth G 2019>
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. A vital member of the Hebrides Cruises team is Sales and Shore Manager Emma Barlow, who deals with bookings, guest communications and shore management. Emma ensures the seamless of care of our guests from the first contact and their time on board to disembarking their cruise and their onward journey.