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Gemini Explorer, St Hilda or Seahorse II

St Hilda Sea Adventures

Depending on the time of year you travel, your floating home for this Hebridean adventure will be one of three ships: Gemini Explorer, an ex-cruising lifeboat; St Hilda, an ex-tall ship; and Seahorse II, an ex-Norwegian ferry. Each of these ships has been fully refitted to ensure passengers travel in comfort and style. They’re powerful enough to cruise the region and small enough to anchor in remote, secluded spots around the islands and lochs of the Inner Hebrides. 

Ship highlights

  • Small friendly groups. No more than 11 passengers per departure 
  • A Truly unique experience 
  • Travel aboard a ex tall ship, ex-cruising lifeboat and ex-Norwegian Ferry 
  • Sail the beautiful lochs and Islands of Scotland 

Ship Facilities

Dining room 
The chef serves three fresh, home-cooked meals a day using locally sourced food and speciality produce. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are also provided, and there’s fresh fruit available all day. Guests can fish from the boats and eat their catch for dinner. Seahorse II also has space to dine on its generous aft deck. 
Each ship has a deck saloon for guests to relax and socialise. House wine and lager is served with the aperitif and evening meal, and guests may bring drinks on board if they wish. Gemini Explorer and Seahorse II both have an honesty bar with a small selection of local malt whisky. 
Sun Deck
All ships have outdoor sundecks, ideal for wildlife spotting and relaxing. If you wish to bring equipment such as kayaks and paddleboards, there is space to store them on the deck. Gemini Explorer and St Hilda both have a twin-person sea kayak, and Seahorse II has two kayaks and a paddleboard, all for guests to use. 

Cabin Types

Gemini Explorer

Gemini Explorer accommodates up to eight guests in a variety of double, twin and single cabins. Most of the cabins have en suites with washbasin, lavatory and shower, while two cabins share facilities with the crew.


St Hilda
St Hilda accommodates up to six guests in three cabin types: a double en suite, a twin en suite, and a twin with washbasin and separate lavatory and shower room. 
Seahorse II

Seahorse II accommodates up to eleven guests in a variety of double, twin and single cabins. All rooms have their own washbasin, some have semi-en suites with washbasin and lavatory, and others contain a full en suite with washbasin, lavatory and shower.