This invigorating sea journey travels through the isles of the Inner Hebrides to reach the rarely-visited remote and beautiful island landscape of the Outer Hebrides. A 10-day itinerary provides the best possible chance of a suitable weather window to allow a visit to the far-flung Archipelago of islands and stacs that make up St Kilda. There is always excitement and anticipation as St Kilda comes into view, anchoring in Village Bay before going ashore on Hirta to explore the poignant history of the abandoned village. Dolphins, Minke whales and basking sharks often accompany the vessel enroute to St Kilda and in Village Bay itself. Cruising close to the stacs for incredible views of thousands of sea birds is an unforgettable experience; St Kilda is home to over 200 bird species

St Kilda is very remote and we do our very best to get our guests to the Archipelago and have a good record of achieving a stopover. However the safety of guests is always paramount and if it was felt this would be compromised, setting out to St Kilda is at the Skippers discretion and the final decision rests with him. The choice of Outer Hebrides island stopovers on this cruise is equally awe-inspiring and may include Mingulay, Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, the Uists, the Shiants, Harris and others, depending on wind, tide and the wishes of the guests on board.  The waters of the Outer Hebrides are the best for sightings of cetaceans and our vessels are ideal for navigating close to remote island cliffs where many rare species of birds nest. With the unique wild flower machair in bloom, and stunning shell-sand beaches to walk along, shore trips are magical. There is a good chance of seeing corncrake and many other rare birds on the coastline, as well as otters and the spectacle of hundreds of seals hauled out on the beaches.

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Cruise Dates 2018

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
9 June 2018100---Proud SeahorseFully Booked
9 July 2018100---Proud SeahorseFully Booked
16 July 2018100---Elizabeth GFully Booked
30 July 2018100---Proud SeahorseFully Booked
6 August 2018100---Elizabeth GFully Booked
18 August 2018100---Elizabeth GFully Booked

Indicates single cabins available (Elizabeth G Only).
Master cabins available (Proud Seahorse Only).

Cruise Dates 2019

DateNightsSpacesPrice p/p VesselBook Online
3 June 2019102£2,995.00Elizabeth-GBook Now
1 July 2019104 £3,550.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
15 July 2019100---Elizabeth-GFully Booked
29 July 20191010 £3,550.00Proud SeahorseBook Now
3 August 2019106£2,995.00Elizabeth-GBook Now

Indicates single cabins available (Elizabeth G Only).
Master cabins available (Proud Seahorse Only).

Reviews

4 September 2017

There is not a way to say enough about our enjoyment of the cruise.  Emma was very good about responding quickly to our inquiries and providing all the details that we needed for booking. The crew was professional, knowledgeable, interesting and fun. We have never done a boat cruise and didn’t know what to expect but the expectations bar has been set high after our experience over these 10 days.  Response is not what would have made cruise extra special – but what did make cruise extra special. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with this cruise. Chef Ross made a cake and decorated it with “50” made of candies and presented it to us at tea time one afternoon! Another special experience was the opportunity to meet Skipper James’ parents; I read his mother’s book while on the vessel and asked James many questions about his family. When we were in Tobermory, James’ mother and father visited us. This was a lovely “extra” that we will remember throughout our lives.  We have recommended the trip to several friends already.

David & Angela Hiley

4 September 2017

We did enjoy ourselves very much with your excellent team.  Being met on return from any expedition with a glass of bubbly (and – when relevant – a pre-warmed hot tub/Jacuzzi) added to the general joy – we loved it! We had a superb crew, who were great fun, interesting and very enthusiastic.  This is a highly recommended cruise and great sea safari

Lynn & Randle Cowcher

5 August 2017

All very impressive - especially pleased to get to St Kilda and how close Rob managed to get the stacs and Boreray!  Also the Shiants.  We throughly enjoyed it all.

Dennis & Carole Leadbeater

5 August 2017

We had an excellent trip!  Very easy to book. All information required provided quickly.  Magical visit to St Kilda in glorious sunshine. Skipper James was very competent and professional but also very friendly. Maddy and Ross did a stunning job making us all feel very much at home. Enjoyed some hill and ridge walking with Ben on Islands I didn’t realise had hills!

David & Kathryn Cobb

10 July 2017

The quality of customer care was superb without exception. Special mention must be made about the attention to detail and genuine interest in the comfort, welfare and safety of guests.  The quality of the meals was excellent; particularly from the perspective of a non meat eater who enjoyed a wide variety of meals each one of which was well cooked and presented.  The cleanliness of the boat was exemplary – cannot say anything else!

Derek & Linda Kidd

10 July 2017

A dream come true - St Kilda!  A super professional cruise laced with kindness consideration and care!  It was sad leaving people who had become my friends. 

Vera Brown

10 July 2017

Dear Chris, Maddy, Lynsey & Ross - It has been a MAGNIFICENT trip.  Far exceeded our expectations.  You are the fabulous four and have made the whole experience so wondeful! It was the most magical trip - I can't speak more highly of every aspect of the cruise. We were so lucky to bond so well with the other guests. The best part of it all were the crew. They were the most caring, attentive and professional four people I have met. Maddy especially couldn't do more for people, anticipating our every want and Ross was such an amazing chef, so calm and warm.  Many thanks for a wonderful experience

 

Fleur Brett

10 July 2017

Once again fabulous time on Elizabeth G and great to have Chris on board seeing all those things we could have missed, his knowledge seemed endless.  Crew fantastic as usual and so lucky with the weather letting us reach St Kilda.

Rozanne MacKie

10 July 2017

Getting to St Kilda was the realisation of a very long held ambition. So beautiful and so melancholy. It was an important journey for me and I learnt a lot from everyone there. The staff were amazing and Chris Gomershall particularly brilliant. How lucky we were to have him. We saw 5 cetaceans - and saw them very well!

Hoonie Feltham

10 July 2017

What a wonderful wonderful time we had on the Proud Seahorse. The whole crew were simply fantastic, helpful, cheerful, worked as a team and made our time very special. We were also fortunate to like minded travel companions and we all had lots of fun and laughs.  Your chef Ross was a gem and every meal was an event that we loved sitting down to - food was plentiful and varied and delicious. Skipper Chris was extremely conscientious and dedicated. Lynsey the guide / naturalist was a very eagle eyed lookout and without her I would have seen very little - her dedication to spotting and cataloguing the many animals was always evident. Maddie was always a smiling presence no matter what she was doing and was indispensable to all of us.  We will be highly recommending your tours on the Proud Seahorse to any and all who ask. Thanks again for a very special experience.

James & Catherine Whitmore

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