A BIT ABOUT US AND THE TEAM
Based in Oban on Scotland's beautiful west coast, 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.
As experts in marine and land-based ecology, Hebridean Adventures have created a selection of enjoyable wildlife-watching and island-hopping cruises, perfect for a quick week away or a longer holiday cruising around Scotland's Highlands and Islands, to ensure that your holiday is one to remember.
We are perhaps the most dedicated wildlife-watching, live-aboard vessel based in Scotland and the rich waters of the Hebrides, 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.
Former lifeboatman and harbour master in Stornoway, now our skipper for the last several seasons aboard MV Monadhliath. Tony is 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, he still runs a traditional croft with his wife.
It's a welcome return this season for Steve who has worked many seasons aboard the Hjalmar Bjørge, and delighted guests with his food and bonhomie. He loves to travel outside the season and has plenty of good inspirations from his adventures to share with you.
Peter has spent the last few years as a whale and dolphin guide working on the west coast of Scotland and on cruise ships across the world. As well as having a sharp eye for cetacean spotting he is a keen birder, spending some of his time working as a bird surveyor. He has traveled the world in search of wildlife and loves chatting about all things nature.
Julie is an experienced ecologist, wildlife lover, and now our seabird and cetacean spotter-in-chief! She also loves playing guitar and has been known to share a tune or two in the evenings on-board ship.
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 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.
Business Development & Marketing
Paul has a long and varied business career across Management Consulting, International Banking, IT, Angling and Media that included an 8-year stint in San Diego, CA. 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.