Scottish Family Cruising Holiday

Family Cruise Holiday

St Hilda Sea Adventures provides a unique small ship cruise on the beautiful west coast of Scotland. Cruise the Inner Hebrides, Outer Hebrides or Argyll for that unforgettable family holiday in Scotland.

The professional and knowledgeable skipper and the chef will look after you and the family as you travel the islands and lochs and dine on delicious, locally sourced food in the light and spacious saloon. Any cruise on the online calendar can be booked for a family cruise holiday. We can change both the cruise's length and itinerary to suit your requirements. 

Activities And Wildlife

Cruise spectacular isles and sea lochs where there are large areas of sheltered waters and remote anchorages that are perfect for waterborne activities. Come aboard to sail; explore wild sea lochs, islands and coastlines; observe the extraordinary Scottish wildlife or just relax and mess about on the water. Each day is as action packed or as relaxing as you please - perfect for recharging the batteries.

A Scottish Cruising Holiday Is Fun And Informal

The west coast of Scotland is rich in sea birds and marine life and you will never forget your sightings of otters, seals, porpoises, basking sharks, orcas and minke whales. We have even seen a humpback whale breach right in front of the boat.

The vessels' tenders are at your disposal and you can go for fabulous mountain and coastal walks, visit the seaside rock pools and view the region's unique shore-side wildlife.

On Seahorse II we have a powerful little crane for launching Seahorse II's tender, two sea kayaks and paddle board. Here there is also plenty of room for your own equipment.

On St Hilda, youngsters and adults love to haul up the main and mizzen sails, set the jib, and learn to tie sailing knots. On St Hilda you will also be able to use our own inflatable sea kayak. 

On Gemini Explorer, you will have an exciting insight in to the role she once played as a cruising lifeboat. There is a specially designed viewing deck for wildlife with teak benches for relaxing and a sea kayak for your enjoyment. 

On Speideren, you can enjoy the sturdily built rescue ship with two powerful, reliable engines, a mighty hull, deep keel and strong superstructure, and imagine Speideren (which is Norwegian for “Scout”) working the unpredictable waters of the North and Arctic Seas, rescuing and towing many a crippled vessel.

Perfect For A Small Group Of Friends And Family

Our small ships make for a great adventure holiday in Scotland for small groups of friends and families. It is great fun for everyone to shoot lobster pots, fish for the evening meal, kayak, paddleboard, wild swim, dive overboard, hike ashore and examine rock pools. 



Another brilliant trip on the good ship Gemini Explorer with their fantastic crew. Wonderful food, excellent shore excursions and perfect weather. Couldn't ask for more.

Clive, June 2023
July 2024 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
7th July Speideren Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £2,100 - £2,370 p/p Enquire
21st July Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 4 spaces £1,860 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
27th July Speideren St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 3 spaces £3,500 - £3,950 p/p Enquire
September 2024 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st September Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 4 spaces £1,860 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
10th September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 4 spaces £1,330 - £2,100 p/p Enquire
April 2025 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
14th April Seahorse II Mull Odyssey Cruise: Art Tutor Onboard 6 nights 10 spaces £2,020 - £2,260 p/p Enquire
16th April Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 7 spaces £1,470 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
18th April Speideren Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £2,040 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
22nd April Seahorse II A Guided Wildlife Tour to the Isle of Mull and the Small Isles 6 nights 9 spaces £2,020 - £2,260 p/p Enquire
22nd April St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 7 nights 4 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
24th April Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £1,470 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
26th April Speideren Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £2,040 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
30th April Seahorse II Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 9 spaces £2,560 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
May 2025 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st May St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
2nd May Gemini Explorer Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,960 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
4th May Speideren Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £2,720 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
10th May Seahorse II Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 7 spaces £2,560 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
12th May Gemini Explorer Hebridean Cruise: Wildlife & Malt Whisky 8 nights 5 spaces £2,060 - £2,980 p/p Enquire
14th May Speideren Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £2,720 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
20th May St Hilda Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,560 - £2,480 p/p Enquire
20th May Seahorse II St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 5 spaces £3,200 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
22nd May Gemini Explorer St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 6 spaces £2,450 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
24th May Speideren St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 6 spaces £3,400 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
30th May St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 7 nights 4 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
June 2025 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
3rd June Gemini Explorer The Magical Outer Hebrides, Skye and Shiant Isles 10 nights 4 spaces £2,550 - £3,700 p/p Enquire
5th June Speideren The Outer Hebrides Wildlife Explorer: Lewis and Harris 10 nights 4 spaces £3,500 - £3,700 p/p Enquire
9th June Seahorse II Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 11 spaces £2,560 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
15th June St Hilda Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,560 - £2,480 p/p Enquire
15th June Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 6 spaces £1,470 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
17th June Speideren Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 8 spaces £2,040 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
19th June Seahorse II Southern Hebridean Wild Isles: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 7 spaces £1,920 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
23rd June Gemini Explorer St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 7 spaces £2,450 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
25th June Speideren St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 8 spaces £3,400 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
25th June St Hilda Southern Hebridean Wild Isles: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 7 nights 6 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
27th June Seahorse II St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 8 spaces £3,200 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
July 2025 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
4th July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 7 nights 6 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
5th July Gemini Explorer St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 7 spaces £2,450 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
7th July Speideren St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 8 spaces £3,400 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
13th July St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
17th July Gemini Explorer Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 6 nights 7 spaces £1,470 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
22nd July St Hilda Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull 7 nights 6 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
25th July Gemini Explorer St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 7 spaces £2,450 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
27th July Speideren St Kilda and the Shiants 10 nights 8 spaces £3,400 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
29th July Seahorse II St Kilda: A Wildlife Cruise to the Outer Hebrides 10 nights 7 spaces £3,200 - £3,600 p/p Enquire
31st July St Hilda Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 6 spaces £1,560 - £2,480 p/p Enquire
August 2025 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
6th August Gemini Explorer The Outer Hebrides Wildlife Explorer: Lewis and Harris 10 nights 6 spaces £2,550 - £3,700 p/p Enquire
8th August Speideren The Magical Outer Hebrides, Skye and Shiant Isles 10 nights 8 spaces £3,500 - £3,700 p/p Enquire
10th August Seahorse II The Magical Outer Hebrides, Skye and Shiant Isles 10 nights 9 spaces £3,300 - £3,700 p/p Enquire
10th August St Hilda Southern Hebridean Wild Isles: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 7 nights 6 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
18th August Gemini Explorer Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £1,960 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
19th August St Hilda Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 4 spaces £1,560 - £2,480 p/p Enquire
20th August Speideren Island Cruising: Treshnish Isles, Staffa, Iona and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £2,720 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
22nd August Seahorse II Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 9 spaces £2,560 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
28th August Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £1,470 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
29th August St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
30th August Speideren Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £2,040 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
September 2025 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st September Seahorse II Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer - Art Tutor Onboard 6 nights 10 spaces £2,020 - £2,260 p/p Enquire
5th September Gemini Explorer Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 7 spaces £1,960 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
7th September Speideren Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 8 spaces £2,720 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
7th September St Hilda The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 6 spaces £975 - £1,550 p/p Enquire
9th September Seahorse II Scotland's Wild Isles: Isle of Skye and the Small Isles 8 nights 11 spaces £2,560 - £2,880 p/p Enquire
14th September St Hilda Southern Hebridean Wild Isles: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 7 nights 6 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
15th September Gemini Explorer Southern Hebridean Wild Isles: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 7 spaces £1,470 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
17th September Speideren Southern Hebridean Wild Isles: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna 6 nights 8 spaces £2,040 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
19th September Seahorse II A Guided Wildlife Tour to the Isle of Mull and the Small Isles 6 nights 8 spaces £2,020 - £2,260 p/p Enquire
23rd September St Hilda Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 7 nights 6 spaces £1,365 - £2,170 p/p Enquire
23rd September Gemini Explorer Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £1,470 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
25th September Speideren Isle of Mull and Small Isles Explorer 6 nights 8 spaces £2,040 - £2,160 p/p Enquire
27th September Seahorse II Southern Hebridean Wild Isles: Islay, Jura, Luing and Shuna: Photography Tutor Onboard 6 nights 10 spaces £2,020 - £2,260 p/p Enquire
October 2025 Vessel Cruise Nights Spaces P/P Per Cruise
1st October Gemini Explorer The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 8 spaces £1,225 - £1,800 p/p Enquire
3rd October Speideren The Sounds of Mull and Linnhe Wildlife Cruise 5 nights 8 spaces £1,700 - £1,800 p/p Enquire

The price includes all meals, fruit, coffee break, afternoon tea, pre dinner aperitif, wine with dinner and the services of your crew.

St Hilda Sea Adventures is very aware of the special nature of the environment in which it operates and makes every effort to run the boat in a way that protects the pristine places it visits. Please note that your voyage is weather dependent.  Weather doesn't just mean good or bad weather. There are many considerations such as tidal gates, wind direction and strength, the strength and direction of currents, overfalls, and fetch.