St Kilda and Hebrides Explorer Holidays

St Kilda is a dramatic archipelago of jagged islands and soaring stacks that rear out of the Atlantic 40 miles west of the Outer Hebrides. It is a UNESCO world heritage site both for its natural and cultural qualities. Join Selkie’s St Kilda and Outer Hebrides Explorer voyages for a unique sail around the world’s largest gannet colony, its oldest fulmar colony and home for an extraordinary number of other seabirds: puffins, guillimots, razorbills, Manx shearwaters and skuas. Seals haul out on the rocks and sing in the caves, and occasionally we’ve seen minke feeding in the nutrient rich waters around this island group.

We anchor for the night, when possible, at Village Bay and go ashore to explore the historic culture of St Kilda. Nearly 90 years since the last St Kildans were evacuated, you can visit the main island of Hirta, walk up the High Street and further up the hill. Cleits (stone storage structures) litter the hillsides around the bay and soay sheep wander freely. Gain a glimpse into what life was like for the people who not only survived in this beautiful but harsh environment but also developed a unique governance and cooperation that endured for thousands of years. These days, Hirta provides a temporary home for staff and volunteers from the National Trust for Scotland, Ministry of Defence personnel and scientists. A ranger welcomes you ashore and will give you advice during your time on land.

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This trip is quite unique and an absolutely amazing experience. Leaving from Mallaig, our scheduled voyages focus on getting out to St Kilda. The weather and sea conditions are changeable and each itinerary depends on the conditions we encounter. With five, seven or nine days of sailing, these trips also offer a fantastic way to explore many wonderful and beautiful islands on the way there and back. On previous trips we have visited Mingulay, the Monach Isles, Taransay, Loch Scavaig and the Small Isles. The wildlife we see is incredible, as are the vistas. Each trip is a special time spent together and sharing the experience.

St Kilda and Hebrides Explorer Trip dates for 2019


Voyage Start Date End Date Availability Price Per Person *
0519 26/05/2019 31/05/2019 1 double available POA


Voyage Start Date End Date Availability Price Per Person *
0719 07/06/2019 14/06/2019 Bunks available £1,125.00
0819 23/06/2019 28/06/2019 Bunks available £875.00


Voyage Start Date End Date Availability Price Per Person *
1219 13/07/2019 20/07/2019 FULLY BOOKED N/A
1319 21/07/2019 26/07/2019 Bunks available £825.00

* Discounts are available for couples sharing a double bunk and for groups of friends and family wishing to book the whole boat. For more information or further clarification, please get in touch with Selkie Explorers using the methods listed on our Contact page.

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