Wildlife & Activity Cruises around the Outer Hebrides

Based in Stornoway on Scotland's beautiful Isle of Lewis, Hebridean Adventures offer whale, dolphin and wildlife watching boat day trips and exciting island cruises for all, from keen wildlife enthusiasts to family groups. You can even charter our whole boat if you have a group or need a mothership-style operation for filming or research perhaps (see the Our Boat page for details).

As experts in marine and land-based ecology, Hebridean Adventures have created a selection of enjoyable wildlife, scenic and activity cruises of 2 to 6 nights, perfect for a quick getaway or a longer holiday in Scotland's Highlands and Islands, to ensure that your holiday is one to remember. Stornoway is very accessible by CalMac ferry from Ullapool (or by plane) so there is even no need to bring your car - just come as a foot passenger and walk the 5-10 minutes to our booking office in Stornoway from the terminal where we will meet you. We also operate some Scottish cruises from Mallaig and Ullapool on the mainland during the season making it even easier to reach us.

We are the only wildlife watching, live-aboard vessel based in Stornoway and the rich waters of the North Minch, one of Europe's recognised hotspots and home in season to porpoises, whales, dolphins, seals, eagles and seabirds galore (incl. puffins, shags, razorbills, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes and more.)

We are committed to providing amazing Scottish island cruises and responsible wildlife encounters and as such we are proud to be a Wildlife Safe (WiSE) accredited operator.

All our whale and dolphin sightings are collected and submitted digitally via the Whale Track app to the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT). We also work with global cetacean conservation and research organisations such as Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the Sea Watch Foundation.

Meet the crew


Tony Morrison


Former lifeboatman and harbour master in Stornoway, now skipper aboard MV Monadhliath. Our sage of the high seas and he has some good tales to tell of his time at sea. Born and raised on the Isle of Lewis and still runs a traditional croft with his wife.


Julie Murray

Wildlife Guide

We have a new lead Wildlife Guide for 2022 - a big welcome to Julie Murray, an experienced ecologist, wildlife lover, and now our seabird and cetacean spotter-in-chief!


Chef - TBA


We have a new chef on board for 2022 - to be announced soon.


Seasonal Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

We will have seasonal wildlife guides helping out from April to September on some cruises. To be announced soon.

Meet the admin team


David Lambie


A career ecologist, having worked for Forestry and Land Scotland and the RSPB, David now runs a successful ecological consulting company based in the Highlands, as well as owning and managing Hebridean Adventures and our sister company SKYEFARI. There is not much of the Highlands and Islands he has not visited and so has extensive knowledge of the best locations to see Scotland's iconic wildlife species. David often lends a hand with guiding on-board or driving our minibus on land tours.


Linda Wallace

Customer Coordinator

Linda is the lynchpin between our customers and our crew. She is the voice you will hear on the phone, or the one who will reply to your emails and messages. She makes sure your details get passed along to the crew in good time to make sure they are ready for you when you arrive.


Paul Sharman

Business Development & Marketing

Paul has a long and varied business career across services, international banking, IT, angling and media that included an 8-year stint in San Diego, CA. His roles have included accounting, software support, IT project management, editing, marketing, PR and now business development. He handles all the main business to business relationships and is always looking for new partnerships, suppliers and opportunities to further the business's growth and brand exposure, while increasing sustainability & responsibility across the board. He is also a freelance outdoor writer and photographer and so enjoys getting on board to capture new images for the website and social media whenever possible.