View of Village Bay, St Kilda
St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland © Paul Sharman - Hebridean Adventures

St Kilda and the Shiants Cruise

From £1475 per adult

Departure days

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July — July

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Two great Scottish island destinations in one cruise. St Kilda and the Shiants, both wonderful destinations in their own right, and stuffed full of seabirds and surrounded by seas filled with whales and dolphins. A super wildlife watching experience.

DATES: Mon 17th July to Sat 22nd July 2023

St Kilda - one of the UK's true 'Bucket List' destinations. This scattering of islands 40 miles out in the Atlantic beyond the Outer Hebrides was home to an historic settlement that lived life quite differently than their mainland cousins. Living on the seabirds, eggs and fish to be found locally, plus whatever rations could be shipped out from the mainland now and then, it was a harsh existence and one truly worth reading about.

Now St Kilda is managed by the National Trust for Scotland, and as well as the historic village and stone storage cleats, it remains home to thousands of seabirds, including significant breeding populations of puffins and gannets in particular. It even has its own endemic species of wren and mouse, found nowhere else.

Once you have visited St Kilda, you will then also stop off at the Shiant Isles in the Minch, another lovely but smaller set of islands but no less interesting with their own history and more breeding seabirds. The waters we will sail in are some of the very best in Europe for watching cetaceans too, with whales, dolphins and porpoise to spot and enjoy.

COVID-19 information

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Hebridean Adventures
22 North Beach
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Scotland
HS1 2XQ
Starting
Stornoway
Length
6
Days
Transport
Boat
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure History Island Hopping Landscapes Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking possible
  • Outside seating
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Tour prices

From

  • £1475 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Hebridean Adventures

Whale & wildlife watching + activity cruises around Scotland's Hebridean islands and the Highlands' west coast, with itineraries including Skye and St Kilda! Cruises range from two to six nights and are all-inclusive, with shore excursions. Certain cruises offer activities like sea kayaking, hiking, snorkelling and photography led by an expert. Our guides will point out the whales, dolphins, eagles, puffins and other sealife that call this area home while keeping a safe and respectful distance. Two raised observation decks give you great views! Departures from Mallaig, Stornoway and Ullapool.

Opening times

Our shop near Stornoway Harbour is often open when we are in port during the daytime from around 10-4. Otherwise please call or email our office.

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