5 independent reviews for Sounds of the Hebrides cruise in Scotland

Reviews for Sounds of the Hebrides cruise in Scotland

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review 23 Jul 2017

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

All kinds of weather while on sea. It made me feel very vivid :)

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

Let it go, your luxurious city life. On the boat exists another kind of luxury: the sounds of the sea, a good cuisine, giving a hand while sailing, time to read a book, the birds, jellyfish, seals, dears and otters.

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

I think so.

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

Very good. On a scale of 1 -10: 8,5.

review 21 Jul 2017

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

Had a fantastic experience onboard St. Hilda. Simon and Louise were perfect hosts and made our trip magical. The food was super and plentiful, the weather caused some changes to be ade to our plan but this did not detract from a marvellous holiday.

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

Be prepared to look at changes to the planed trip as weather conditions really affect tge comfort onboard. We had a great time as we all agreed to changes to ensure that we did not face very stormy seas.

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

Yes, the context of everything onboard revolved around being conscious of environmental impacts and conservation, recycling etc.

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

A great experience.

review 18 May 2017

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

The good views. The food was good.

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

I feel other travellers should be warned that there are steep steps down to the cabins. The trip also involved moving from the boat on to a small tender. I found this quiet difficult.

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

All the food was locally sourced and so benefited the local economy.

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

The hosts were good and the other passengers friendly. The views were wonderful. The food was good. However I was disappointed because we seemed to spend a lot of time at anchor and not much time moving. We did not come close to following our itinerary, although I realise that the weather played a part. I also feel some warning should have been given about the steep stairs to the cabins.

review 29 Jul 2016

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

The sailing trip was amazing and the best of all was meeting Colette and Michael, there where wonderful. Colette is a great chef, breakfast, lunch and dinner was very, very good! Even tea time is good. I am a Cook so i can tell food was exceptional. We fished and Colette prepared delicious macarel, and the most amazing rice. It was an unforgetable experience and hopefully we will do it again. We worked at the boat and Colette and Michael were good teachers, we learned about sails, knots, nature, whisky, scotland of course... Spending time with that beautiful couple was a privilege. Very profesional, pasion ate, and fun. We were very lucky to meet onboard another traveler from Australia, Ian, he brought magic to the trip with his good humor and vibe. I will never forget the views, the seals, the birds, nature is all arround so you feel very conected with.

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

Do This trip! Take just the basic, and enjoy every single minute

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

Yes

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

Fantastic !

review 25 Jul 2013

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

The stunning scenery and peaceful moorings. The wildlife especially the seals and beautiful shoals of jellyfish floating like alien creatures in a calm sea. The first ever fish caught by one of our party - a splendid mackerel! The delicious food and good company of Michael and Colette. The successful descent into the dinghy of a nervous member of our party - if she can do it with Michael's patient help anyone can. Raising and lowering the anchor - tying knots and rope throwing and all things nautical!

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

Leave the smart clothes at home along with your mobile (signal so patchy it is frustrating , so unless essential best to forget it)! and settle into a different rhythm. Don't forget sunscreen and insect repellent for on shore - the midges can be fearsome! Read 'Para Handy' by Neil Munro for an insight into the atmosphere of the west highland ports and eccentric characters of the past.

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

Michael and Colette are committed to protecting the environment and this was obvious - recycling, local shopping etc.

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

A fantastic experience - not to be missed.

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