Introducing Selkie’s crew...


Skipper Celia Bull is an experienced yachtswoman and climber who began sailing in the late 90s when she joined a 10-metre yacht in Greenland. Entranced by the wildness of the high latitudes, she crewed on a charter boat, working out of the Falkland Islands, and visited South Georgia and Antarctica during film work with the BBC’s Blue Planet team. Following this unique, edifying experience, she bought her own boat, Ada II, and returned to the South Atlantic. For five years, Celia sailed with expeditions and charters in Patagonia and South Georgia and led an all-female trip to Antarctica. Celia lived and sailed with her baby son Dylan on Ada II before settling down for a few years in Chile. When Dylan was three, she found and bought Selkie in Croatia. Selkie became their home and brought them to the Isle of Eigg. Celia lives and works a croft on this community owned island as well as running Selkie Explorers. For the past 2 years she has been one of the contract skippers for the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust on their survey vessel, Silurian. Celia is involved with marine litter projects, developing a Small Isles inaccessible shore clean 2024. As a climber, in early 2024 she ran a workshop in Greece for female refugees with the NGO Refugym and is inspired to continue helping this organisation.


Camille Dressler has been living on Eigg for over 30 years and is our local historian, having written Eigg: The Story of an Island. Camille is an amazing chef and comes along for our luxury trips, cooking up a storm. Also as an experienced Qigong practitioner, she is very much involved with our wellbeing trips.


Anne Robson lives in Derbyshire and recently also the French Alps. An adventurer of significant experience and advocate of all things outdoors – climbing, cycling, swimming, skiing, camping, walking and of course sailing. She recently left a lifetime of teaching to pursue adventures – of which sailing on Selkie and becoming a skipper in her own right feature massively!


Usually when you join Selkie you will find a female crewed boat, save for one very important person; someone who can’t recall a time that he didn’t know her, someone for whom the very fabric of his being is tuned to the lines and character of this beautiful boat.  

Dylan was two-and-a-half when he first stepped onto Selkie, hid in lockers, led a crew of mutineer toys and legos, battled great sharks with glassy teeth, got too close to a stowaway scorpion and built a loyal relationship with the friendly croc that swam under the boat keeping an eye out for mischief.  

Now emerging into adulthood, Dylan’s familiarity with the boat, calm and thoughtful manner make him an excellent First Mate. It is very handy having a young, strong mainsail hoister who cooks delicious meals and is an excellent dinghy driver.  He is an RYA Dayskipper.  Dylan will be crewing for a few voyages in 2024.

Selkie Volunteers

We’ve had some wonderful helpers aboard Selkie over the years. Many thanks to you all for your skill and enthusiasm which plays a crucial supporting role both onboard Selkie and at the croft, where much of what our guests eat is grown. If you’re interested in volunteering, get intouch to see if we have any availability.

Outer Hebrides

Hebrides Explorer

Outer Hebrides Geosail

Yoga Sails

Bespoke Charters

Schedule 2025