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St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland © Richard Crossen

Focus on St Kilda Cruise

From £1794 per adult

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May — May

Our St Kilda expeditions offer an adventurous itinerary aiming to enable guests to spend a few whole days walking and exploring on Hirta, the main island of St Kilda (with packed lunch provided) plus a visit to at least one other remote island.

Dates: 26th July to 1st August 2023
Back by popular demand, our St Kilda expeditions offer an adventurous itinerary aiming to enable guests to spend a few whole days walking on Hirta, the main island of St Kilda (with packed lunch provided). Visit to at least one other remote island. Huge numbers of seabirds plus cetaceans.
All our St Kilda cruises uniquely offer a comprehensive cruise not just to the Stacs and Boreray but also around Hirta and Soay (weather dependent).

Details  Guests arrive at Oban for around 1530 with vessel Hjalmar Bjorge departing in the late afternoon of the first day of your cruise for Tobermory or Canna.

An early start the next day should, weather permitting, ensure arrival at the remote archipelago of St Kilda by the second day. In exceptional circumstances an overnight crossing may be made directly from our home port.

Again, weather permitting up to three days or so will be spent here, exploring the main island of Hirta (with picnic lunches provided for all day walks) and viewing the other islands and stacks in the group – Dun, Soay, Stac Lee, Boreray and Stac an Armin. The journey back will be less intense with time ashore at perhaps Mingulay and Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. We arrive back in Oban for your departure after breakfast on the last morning. 

Sightings and findings from previous similar cruises: Arctic skua – basking shark – black guillemot – bottlenose dolphins – buzzard – common dolphins – cormorant – fulmars – gannets – golden eagle – great northern diver – great skuas – guillemots – hairy caterpillar – humpback whale (uncertain) – kittiwakes – Leach’s petrels – long-tailed skua – Manx shearwaters – minke whales – otters – oystercatchers – peregrine – pomarine skua – porpoise – puffins – razorbills – red-throated divers – Risso’s dolphins – sea eagle – seals – Soay sheep – St Kilda mouse – St Kilda wren – storm petrels – stunning sunsets – sunfish – terns – whale vertebrae found on beach – white-beaked dolphins

Contact details

Northern Light Cruising Company
14 Francis Street
IV40 8DT
Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Archaeology History Island Hopping Landscapes Outdoor Activities Photography Walking Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Outside seating

Tour prices


  • £1794 Per Adult


Tour company information

Northern Light Cruising Company

The Northern Light Cruising Company is based in Oban and offers scenic and wildlife-watching adventures cruises around Scotland's Highlands and Islands, primarily the Inner and Outer Hebrides including the favourites of St Kilda, Mull and the Isle Skye. Enjoy a small-boat (11 guests max), slow-travel experience as you island-hop some of Scotland's most beautiful, historic and remote locations. Meanwhile enjoy the whales, dolphins, seals, otters, eagles and seabirds like puffins and gannets, and explore quiet locations on shore excursions each day. Private charter is available - please ask.

Opening times

Our Scottish cruising season is from April to October.
Booking office open year-round for enquiries.
We are part of the Hebridean Adventures family.

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