Planning your 2021 Scottish adventure

Updated: Jan 15

Happy New Year, folks!


The new year is a time of goal setting and planning, so where will your dreamiest travel plans take you? For many of us, that’s Scotland -- one of the most beautiful places in the world for whale and dolphin watching… but we may be a little biased.


So with a new Hebridean Adventures cruise season in full swing, we want to make your travel planning a little easier. Peruse our 2021 trip options below and choose what suits you best: serving solo travellers to families, adventure seekers to relaxation cruisers -- there’s something for everyone. Let’s get started, shall we?


MAY 2021


07 MAY | THE BIG HEBRIDEAN WILDLIFE CRUISE | 6 NIGHTS - SOLD OUT but please get in touch if you'd like to go on the interest list for if we schedule a second cruise!

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.


For more information, click here: https://bit.ly/BigCruise.


JUNE & JULY 2021


05 JUNE | 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HAStKilda


21 JUNE | NATURE WRITERS CRUISE WITH KAREN LLOYD | 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HANature


26 JUNE & 31 JULY | SNORKEL SAFARI | 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 of the Scottish Wildlife Trust as he shows you this underwater world.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HASnorkel

Puffin swimming on the sea - photo credit Paul Sharman/Hebridean Adventures
Puffin at the Shiant Isles

JULY 2021


11 JULY | HEBRIDEAN WHALE AND DOLPHIN CRUISE | 4 NIGHTS

A UK wildlife watchers dream - during this 4-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!


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HAWhales


AUGUST 2021


06 AUG | 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/LFWRoss


22 AUG | WEST COAST WILDLIFE ODYSSEY CRUISE | 4 NIGHTS

Join us on a 4-night cruise southbound between Ullapool to Mallaig, 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HAOdyssey


28 AUG | PHOTOGRAPHY -- HIGHLANDS & SKYE CRUISE | 4 NIGHTS

Departing from Mallaig, our photographic cruise with professional landscape photographer Angus Mackie of 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HASkyeHigh

Coastal scenery of Scotland
Landscape Photography with Angus Mackie of Scotland 360

SEPTEMBER 2021


10 SEPT | SEA KAYAKING -- ARISAIG AND BEYOND CRUISE | 3 NIGHTS

This second sea kayaking cruise with Chris Wilson of Liquid Footprints will show you the wonderful coastal scenery and views of the Isle of Skye 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/LFArisaig

A smiling sea kayaker paddling between the rocks along the shoreline in Scotland.
Safe coastal sea kayaking for all the family!

15 SEPT | 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HASkyeWest


20 SEPT | SKYE & 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HASkyeSmall


26 SEPT | SKYE HEAVEN & BACK | 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!


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HASkyeHeaven


OCTOBER 2021


03 OCT | 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HASkyeWest


09 OCT | WEST COAST WILDLIFE ODYSSEY CRUISE | 4 NIGHTS

Join us on a 4-night cruise 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.


For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/HAOdyssey

Hebridean Adventures' boat, the MV Monadhliath.
The MV Monadhliath - a converted fishing boat and perfect for slow travel!

PRIVATE CHARTER

Charter the Monadhliath for your own private group! Whether your group enjoys birdwatching, kayaking, photography, wild swimming or just scenic cruising, we have lots of options. Simply get in touch so we can start creating your bespoke cruise experience today.


To book, or get in touch, contact our Customer Care team here.