Tuesday 7th to Tuesday 14th May 2024

As the remotest part of the British Isles, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St Kilda forms the most important breeding site in north west Europe. With cliffs, sea stacks and grassy slopes, the islands are ideally suited to nesting birds like puffin, kittiwake, fulmar, razorbill and guillemot.

Tuesday 7th May

Guests embarked in Oban this afternoon. Once the mandatory safety drill had taken place, we set sail on passage to our overnight anchorage in Bloody Bay.

Wednesday 8th May

After breakfast, guests enjoyed the thrill of a beach landing at Kilmory Bay, Isle of Rum, to go in search of the island’s red deer population.

We spent the afternoon cruising the west coast of the Isle of Skye, on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Lochbay, Isle of Skye.

Thursday 9th May

Ashore on the Isle of Skye, our morning port of call was Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, where guests also had the opportunity to take the local seal boat to view the colony.

During lunch, we sailed The Minch to Lochmaddy, North Uist, where a coach took guests to visit the Balranald Bird Reserve and the Trinity Temple.  

We anchored overnight off the Shiant Isles.

Friday 10th May

This morning guests were treated to small boat tours of the seabird cliffs of the Shiant Isles.

Our next port of call was Stornoway where a coach transported guests to visit Ravens Point, a bird of prey trail on the shores of Loch Erisort.

We spent the evening and overnight cruising over to St.Kilda when the Northern Lights were spotted en route.

Saturday 11th May

After breakfast, guests went ashore on Hirta, for morning strolls around Village Bay and to explore the abandoned village.

We spent the afternoon cruising the sea stacs on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Castlebay, Isle of Barra.

Sunday 12th May

Ashore on Barra, guests embarked on an island tour to view the local wildlife.

We spent the afternoon cruising the Sea of the Hebrides on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Tobermory Bay.

Monday 13th May

Our final day was spent berthed alongside in Tobermory where guests took a local boat to the Isle of Lunga for puffin watching.

After lunch, there was free time to explore the colourful harbour town of Tobermory before sailing to our overnight anchorage in Oban Bay where the Farewell Gala Dinner was held.  

Tuesday 14th May

Disembarkation took place after breakfast in Oban and we hope that our guests have enjoyed their wildlife cruise to St Kilda and the Western Isles.