Harry Martin

Welcome to the Outer Hebrides,​ a magical place out on the wild edge of Scotland.

Hebridean Adventures' main home in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis is actually surprisingly easy to get to, and so are our seasonal port locations of Mallaig and Ullapool on the west coast mainland of Scotland too.

Cruise aboard our boat MV Monadhliath, amongst some of the richest feeding grounds for whales and dolphins in Europe, not to mention the stunning seabird colonies on the cliffs and the always popular breeding puffins on the Shiant Islands (AKA the Enchanted Isles.) White-tailed sea eagles are regular sightings too - often several in a day.​


We will do our best to show you as many species as we can on one of our 2 to 6 night duration sightseeing and wildlife-watching cruises. There's even the chance to visit the UNESCO dual world heritage site of St Kilda, Britain's most westerly islands (weather permitting.) We actively monitor and respond to the Hebridean weather, as well as recent up-to-date cetacean and wildlife reports and sightings, making each of our Scottish highland and island cruises unique.

We hope to see you on board soon!

Encounter Wildlife ~ Experience a Voyage ~ Discover the Hebrides.

  • The Big Hebridean Wildlife Cruise

    6 Nights

    A unique and very special birds, whales and dolphin-watching 6-night cruise from Mallaig to Stornoway (starting and ending in Inverness), that will visit the wonderful RSPB nature reserves located amongst the wild and remote Outer Hebrides including Balranald on North Uist. We are donating 15% of the proceeds to the RSPB.

  • St Kilda Big Adventure Cruise

    6 Nights

    This is a real adventure! Join our 6-night cruise from Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides, to the UK's most remote archipelago of islands - St Kilda, 40 miles out into the wild edge of the Atlantic. A dual UNESCO World Heritage site and nature reserve and home to the UK's largest puffin and gannet colonies.

  • St Kilda Scottish Wildlife Cruise

    5 Nights

    A visit to the UK's only dual UNESCO World Heritage site of St Kilda should be on everyone's bucket list. This remote and historic archipelago of islands are 40 miles out in the Atlantic and so it is a real adventure arriving at these little specks of land where wildlife reigns supreme.

  • Wildlife Watching and Nature Writing Cruise

    3 Nights

    This unique 3-night cruise from Stornoway to Ullapool is a fantastic opportunity for those of you out there interested in Nature Writing. Our tutor will be Karen Lloyd, author of The Gathering Tide and Blackbird Diaries, as well as an anthology and a poetry pamphlet; "Self Portrait as Ornithologist." This cruise will visit both the Shiant Isles and the Summer Isles.

  • Hebridean Snorkelling Safari Cruise

    2 Nights

    A perfect 2-night getaway cruise to the beautiful Shiants and Summer Isles, where the crystal clear Scottish waters beckon you in to snorkel and spot a wealth of wildlife beneath the surface. Join trip leader Noel Hawkins, formerly of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, as he shows you this underwater world.

  • HWDT Whale and Dolphin Cruise

    3 Nights

    A UK wildlife watchers dream - during this 3-night cruise in the Hebrides you will be helping gather cetacean sightings data for our friends at the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) who will be receiving a donation of 15% of the proceeds of this trip. There will be eagles, puffins and lots more too!

  • Scottish Whale and Dolphin Cruise

    4 Nights

    The perfect Scottish cruise to relax and watch the amazing wildlife of the Hebrides , and in particular its populations of whales, dolphins and porpoise, not to mention the thousands of seabirds at the Shiant Isles which you will visit, white tailed eagles and of course the amazing land and seascapes every day.

  • Sea Watch Whale and Dolphin Cruise

    4 Nights

    Timed to coincide with Sea Watch Foundation's National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2021, this 4-night cruise will take you through some of Scotland's most cetacean rich waters, some of the very best in Europe in fact. Join other watchers around the country during this week enjoying the best of Britain's marine wildlife.

  • Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Cruise

    3 Nights

    A shorter 3-night version of our whale and dolphin watching trip if you have less time to spare but still want a proper adventure. You will get plenty of chances to hopefully see a range of cetaceans as we take you to some local hotspots in the Minch and local area. Minke whales, common and Risso's dolphins and porpoise should be on the agenda for starters.

  • Sea Kayaking - Wester Ross Cruise

    3 Nights

    This relaxed sea kayaking cruise takes in the stunning Scottish highland coastal scenery of Wester Ross. Run in partnership with guide Chris Wilson of Liquid Footprints, he will introduce you to the beautiful coastline, while our guides help you spot some of the wonderful wildlife of the region.

  • Photography - Highlands & Skye Cruise

    4 Nights

    Departing from Mallaig, our photographic cruise with Scotland 360° will take you to some of the most photogenic locations in the West Highlands & coastal Skye. Approaching our destinations by sea allows for unique photographic perspectives on this amazing journey.

  • Sea Kayaking - Arisaig and Beyond Cruise

    3 Nights

    This sea kayaking cruise with Liquid Footprints will show you the wonderful coastal scenery to be found from Arisaig up into the Sound of Sleat and the sea lochs of Hourn and Nevis. There are plenty of small islets and awe inspiring backdrops of the mountains on this adventure, plus our guides will point out the amazing wildlife along the way.

  • Skye & Western Highlands Cruise

    3 Nights

    Starting from Mallaig in the Western Highlands, cruise with us around the enigmatic Isle of Skye and the stunning west coast of the Scottish Highlands, enjoying the magnificent scenery and looking for some of Britain's best wildlife. We will take some shore trips too so you can stretch your legs.

  • Skye and the Small Isles Cruise

    4 Nights

    Departing from Mallaig, the Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck sit to the south of the Isle of Skye and provide a fascinating variety of land and seascapes of their own alongside their more famous brethren. Visit and set foot on them all with us whilst watching out for wildlife along the way.

  • Skye Heaven and Back Cruise

    2 Nights

    This short scenic cruise from Mallaig to Skye and the western highlands of Scotland is the perfect introduction to small boat cruising, with plenty of chances of spotting iconic wildlife too. We will get great views of Skye and the Western Highlands, visit Lochs Hourn and Nevis and stop at Inverie, home to Britains most remote pub!

  • West Coast Wildlife Odyssey Cruise

    4 Nights

    Join us on a 4-night cruise either southbound or northbound between Mallaig to Ullapool, taking in some of the most dramatic and wild coastal scenery the Western Highlands of Scotland has to offer, not to mention the wealth of wildlife it offers from sea to shore, such as dolphins, porpoise, eagles, otters and basking sharks.


22 North Beach, Stornoway, 
Isle of Lewis, HS1 2XQ



Mon - Fri
9am  -  5pm

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