Explore remote Hebridean islands

Adventures in Search of the Past Cruise

Join author Marc Calhoun on this in-depth adventure cruise exploring the history of some of the Hebridean islands with plenty of walks to visit locations.

A ten-day adventure in the Hebrides guided by Marc Calhoun, author of the two-volume Exploring the Isles of the West series, published by the Islands Book Trust in 2012, and Beehive Dwellings of the Hebrides, published by Acair in 2021. His next book, Thirty Years of Adventures in Search of the Past: The Outer Hebrides, is due to be published by the Islands Book Trust in the spring of 2024.

Marc has been exploring the Hebrides for over thirty years and has guided cruises on Hjalmar Bjorge since 2016. He will be leading walks to historic sites on some of his favourite islands. As always, the weather and sea condition will determine where we can go. The following is a sample of the possible adventures in store.

A two-night anchorage at Rum: This will give us a full day to make the 12-mile roundtrip walk from Kinloch Castle to the Bullough’s Greek-Temple Mausoleum on Rum’s remote west coast.

Ensay, Shillay & Pabbay in the Sound of Harris: Ensay is home to two extreme examples of medieval chapels. It was on Shillay that Robert Atkinson, author of the classic Island Going, camped to study seals. "Such a view you have not seen, nor ever will see, save you have the luck ever to stand on the tip of Pabbay on a golden summer day."

Ceann Ear of the Monach Isles: Also known as Heisker nan Cailleach, the skerry of the nuns.

From £2970 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

September — September

Contact details

Hebridean Adventures

Tullielarach House

Tour information


  • Oban


10+ Days


  • Boat


  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Island Hopping
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £2970 Per Adult

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Hebridean Adventures

Tour company information

Hebridean Adventures

Join our small ship the MV Hjalmar Bjørge from Oban for island-hopping plus whale, dolphin and wildlife watching cruises around Scotland's Hebridean islands and the Highlands' west coast, with itineraries including Mull, Skye and St Kilda! Our adventure cruises and charters range from six to 10 nights and are all-inclusive, with shore excursions. We often have a wildlife guide on board who will point out the whales, dolphins, eagles, puffins, and other wildlife that call this area home, while keeping a safe and respectful distance. Please ask about our private charters for group bookings.

Opening times

We work standard UK office hours - Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.

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