5 independent reviews for St Kilda, Outer Hebrides Cruise, Scotland

Reviews for St Kilda, Outer Hebrides Cruise, Scotland

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review 23 Jul 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

For Wendy and I arrival at Hirta after a dramatic sea crossing, to a long dreamed of adventure. Within Village Bay, kayaking amidst rafts of thousands of puffins in the evening. Whilst moored at Eigg we were kayaking with Dolphins at our bow. Most of all the union of fellow guests and crew.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Just be prepared for all weathers, as suggested in trip preamble. A wetsuit (full/part) useful re kayaking/paddlebording/snorkelling. The additional one we purchased for twenty+ pounds at Tesco in Oban.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

All our spending we felt was of benefit to the places visited, be it artists, retail outlets, our trip organisers. Small group travel always better re the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The Crew and fellow travellers pulled together as members of an 'expedition'. None of the trip would be enjoyable without this fellowship !A well organised itinerary. Food amazing !

review 20 Jul 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Getting out to St Kilda for a day and a half and the wide range of wildlife we saw

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The journey out to St Kilda can be a bit 'bouncy' so pack sea sickness tablets

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes we supported a local enterprise, and supported conservation on St Kilda. We also learned about the impact of over fishing/global warming on sea birds and other wildlife

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent - lovely crew, great food, comfortable cabins and stunning scenery and wildlife

review 27 Jul 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The stacks at St Kilda with thousands of birds in the air.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If booking a twin cabin be aware it is very small and not easy for person in top bunk to get down.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Neither, as we only had 2 destinations where we could spend and the ship uses diesel. But as we were a small group we didnít have an adverse effect on the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I would rate my holiday an 8 out of 10. Crew excellent. Food fantastic.

review 12 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We loved sailing on the little ship St.Hilda. The captains Christophe and Chris kept the sailing trouble free all the way to St.Kilda and we even did some under sail only. It was beautiful. We saw seals, dolphins, a minke whale and all sorts of sea birds. There were plenty of books to reference what we saw. Morag our cook was brilliant serving up tasty meals and even making bread for my husband who is gluten intolerant. We sailed all around St.Kilda too, to look at the bird colonies on the sea stacks. It was amazing with the weather being kind to us too. We also stopped off at Barra, Vatersay, Canna, Tobermory and Loch Aline.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

We were all good sailors but sea sickness pills are needed if you are susceptible.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not many people get out to St.Kilda which is supervised by the national trust for Scotland. We were encouraged to take nothing on to the island and leave nothing behind. At our stopping off points we all used the local shops for souvenirs and coffees etc.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We enjoyed every moment of the holiday. We were with like minded travellers who were good company. The crew looked after us so well.

review 11 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Reaching the ultimate destination StKilda in fine weather

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for some long hours at sea - and take sea sickness tablets , even in fine weather the North Atlantic swell is significant

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

This trip was a fantastic opportunity to observe birds and sea animals in pristine environments, no rubbish was left behind and a contribution was made to the local economy with purchases from the crew and passengers for each stop en route.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I rate this holiday as one of the best Iíve had. Everything worked to perfection. The crew were helpful, friendly and skilful. It was a very happy band of travellers who were privileged to visit a seldom visited, beautiful part of the world.

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