Introducing Selkie’s crew...

Celia

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 they worked their way back to the UK and up to the Isle of Eigg, where they now live and run a croft as well as Selkie Explorers.

Camille

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.

Dylan

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 2 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 has become the best company aboard the boat – young, strong, as quick to laugh as to walk the boom, cook a delicious meal and raz around in the dinghy.  Able to pull the mainsail up the mast almost without using the winch (a feat indeed) and now sporting his RYA Dayskipper.  Dylan will be 18 in time for the 2022 season and I will be the happiest of skippers sharing the voyages of Selkie with my wonderful son.

 

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.

St Kilda Explorer

Hebrides Explorer

Hebrides Geosail

Northern Isles

Private Charters

Schedule 2022