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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Wildlife of St Kilda

See colourful puffins, magnificent birds of prey and grey seals on this luxury all-inclusive cruise through the Hebrides to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St Kilda

No Fly Cruise
7 nights from £4895pp

Small Ship Holiday
  • Puffin, Isle of Lunga
  • Iona Abbey
  • St Kilda wildlife
  • Tobermory

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St Kilda is the most important seabird breeding site in northwest Europe, with its cliffs, sea stacs and grassy slopes home to nesting birds including gannet, puffin, kittiwake, fulmar, razorbill and guillemot. This unique cruise explores the Inner and Outer Hebrides, calling at important nature reserves as well as ancient abbeys, stone circles and burial cairns.

Admire Lunga Island's colourful puffin population or explore the Benedictine abbey on the holy isle of Iona before sailing to South Uist to visit the Balranald RSPB reserve, home to corncrake, or discover the prehistoric stone circle of Pobull Fhinn and the Neolithic cairn of Barpa Langass. Cruise the Sound of Harris to the St. Kilda archipelago, one of the remotest parts of the British Isles, before sailing past the dramatic sea cliffs of Handa Island to the Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve with its guillemots, razorbills and great skua.

Tour the island of Harris or go in search of eagles then make a beach landing on the Shiant Isles. Head for Skye for the chance to see grey seals then visit Mull Eagle Watch or explore the colourful fishing village of Tobermory.

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Wildlife of St Kilda Itinerary

Day 1 - Oban (Scotland)

Embark Hebridean Princess in Oban.

Day 2 - Lunga or Iona

Board a local boat on the Isle of Lunga and discover the local colourful puffin population or explore the ancient Benedictine abbey on the holy isle of Iona, the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland.

Day 3 - Lochmaddy

Go in search of birds of prey and learn more about the Balranald RSPB reserve, home to corncrake. Alternatively tour the Uists to see the prehistoric stone circle of Pobull Fhinn and the Neolithic cairn of Barpa Langass, a 5000-year-old burial chamber believed to be the burial place of a Neolithic chieftain.

Day 4 - St Kilda

Cruise the Sound of Harris and past the 640-feet-tall Stac an Armin to Hirta, the largest island in the St. Kilda archipelago and one of the remotest parts of the British Isles. Later, cruise past the Flannan Isles.

Day 5 - Handa Island

Sail along the dramatic sea cliffs of Handa Island before landing ashore and visiting the Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve, renowned for its guillemots, razorbills and great skua.

Day 6 - Harris

Go looking for eagles on Harris or set off on a tour of the island. Later, enjoy a beach landing on the uninhabited Shiant Isles which are home to thousands of seabirds and puffins.

Day 7 - Tobermory

Observe birdlife and grey seals on a sail past the Isle of Skye then visit the Mull Eagle Watch or explore the colourful fishing village of Tobermory.

Day 8 - Oban

Disembark Hebridean Princess in Oban.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise
  • Private coach transfers from the local airport or train station to and from the ship
  • All meals on board and ashore
  • Champagne, selected wines plus beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and other hot drinks
  • Knowledgeable guides on board and on tours
  • Shore excursions as outlined in the itinerary
  • Use of the ship’s bicycles
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Port taxes
  • Gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel to and from the private coach transfer points
  • Wines from the Library Wines list
  • Private shore visits organised by request which are not part of the itinerary
  • Personal telephone calls
  • Items purchased from the shop on board
  • Personal laundry
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Map for Wildlife of St Kilda