Dual UNESCO World Heritage site and nature reserve + home to the UK's largest puffin colony. A magical place full of history.VIEW DATES
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. The UK's only dual UNESCO World Heritage site and nature reserve managed by the National Trust for Scotland , this is a very special place and not easy to get to. A real bucket-list adventure and definitely one to remember. You will also get to see the Outer Hebrides and the Minch, enjoying the amazing sea and coastal views from on-board our converted fishing boat, the Monadhliath. Then there is the wealth of wildlife from whales and dolphins, to eagles and puffins - a nature-lovers paradise.
This really is an experience to be savoured so we spend 2 nights anchored at St Kilda.
No need to rush - you will have a complete day ashore to fully explore the settlement at Village Bay and take a walk up onto the hills to marvel at the views.
See the UK's largest puffin colony and the world's largest gannet colony.
We sail through Scottish waters rich in whales and dolphins. Local species often seen usually include minke whales, common dolphins, and harbour porpoise as well as white-beaked dolphins, Risso's dolphins, humpback and fin whales. Orca are sometimes in the area also of we are really lucky.
On the cruise you will also visit the lovely Shiant Isles located in the Minch. They gave their own seabird colony too and a fascinating little bothy to explore if it is empty when we visit.
Our final morning sees us say good bye to the Shiants with one last look around the islands by boat maybe. We will then start heading back up along the coastline of Lewis towards Stornoway through some great cetacean holding waters so we will be keeping our eyes open as always for minke whales, common dolphins, Risso's dolphins, sea eagle and more....