St Hilda Cruise Ship, Scotland

Excellent crew and service

“Sailing ( though only one day, which was a shame. Helping aboard The food The walks The dolphins”

Colin S, United Kingdom United Kingdom
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  • Freshly prepared cuisine with local ingredients
  • Ideal for wildlife spotting and scenic views

Cruise the stunning Scottish Isles aboard the St. Hilda ship. Promising a small-ship cruise to remember, St. Hilda is an ex-Tall Ship, specially built to the highest standards for sail training; she was converted for cruising in 2007. Now, she comfortably explores the spectacular Hebridean coastline, catering to just 6 guests in 3 cozy cabins. One double and one twin cabin each have an en-suite bathroom, and the third twin cabin has a washbasin and is close to the toilet and shower room. There is a well-lit indoor salon, perfect for dining and socializing, and where delicious cuisine is served. Each day food is freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients. The outdoor decks are ideal for wildlife spotting and taking in the surrounding scenery.

Cruises aboard the St. Hilda yacht vary from 7 to 11 days long. Explore the Sounds of Mull, Isle of Skye, and Oban. Each cruise is a fantastic journey of discovery with the chance to see incredible wildlife along the way, such as golden eagles, basking sharks, minke whales, and dolphins. Some cruises offer the chance to sample the delights of some of the most famous single malt whiskies, fantastic hiking opportunities, or even the chance to learn to sail.

You are in good hands with the professional and passionate crew whichever cruise you choose. Book online today to start planning your small-ship Scottish cruise.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | no scuba diving


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Fishing, Kayaks, Cabin Towels.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Land Excursions.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Library
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and French.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1973
  • Year renovated ongoing 2018
  • Length 54 ft
  • Top speed 6 knots
  • Cruising speed 4-5 knots
  • Engines six cylinder 112 HP Kelvin
  • Max guests 6
  • Number of cabins 3
  • Number of bathrooms 3
  • Tenders 1
  • Fuel capacity 1200
  • Freshwater maker Y

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

St Hilda Reviews

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Colin S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
My partner and I had a wonderful trip

Sailing ( though only one day, which was a shame. Helping aboard The food The walks The dolphins

Recommended for
The Captain, the Cook and the boat