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Kilda Cruises

Leverburgh, Scotland
+44 1859 502060
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Worth every penny!

We went on September 18th, probably the calmest day of the year. Lucky us! There were 12 of us on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
crofterlassie
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Highland
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Once in a lifetime experience

It's darn hard work getting to St Kilda. You have to book in advance and hope for a weather window... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BillfromKent
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5 Star VisitScotland grading for day trips to St Kilda World Heritage Site and winner of the Scottish Thistle Award for Best Outdoor Adventure Experience. Established in 2005, Kilda Cruises has unparalleled experience of St Kilda day trips and operates with the highest level of quality and comfort. Bookings by individuals, small groups and private charters welcome.
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“sea stacks” (36 reviews)
“st kilda” (132 reviews)
“tea and cake” (14 reviews)
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Leverburgh, Scotland
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+44 1859 502060
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on September 18th, probably the calmest day of the year. Lucky us! There were 12 of us on the "Hirta" an Interceptor 55 for those in the know about boats. It was a great boat and looked well maintained. David, the skipper, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's darn hard work getting to St Kilda. You have to book in advance and hope for a weather window that allows you to go. Just getting to Leverburgh is proper travelling. Then it's almost 3 hours by fast boat and my partner was very...More

Thank BillfromKent
kildacruises, Guest Relations Manager at Kilda Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bill, I enjoyed reading this review. Yes, it can be a bit of a mission getting to St Kilda and we have had other passengers people say that the planning and travelling required does add a real sense of anticipation and achievement to getting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michael below syas it all really, but I must add my own review, just to back him up completely. Angus and our crew aboard the Hirta conducted themselves with the friendliest professionalism throughout. We were fortunate to have suitable conditions on the secodn day of...More

Thank Deb H
kildacruises, Guest Relations Manager at Kilda Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good to hear from you, Deb H, and thank you for this review and great pictures. 3m swell is just about our limit but I'm glad that you persevered and were rewarded with fine weather conditions on the island. I appreciate you getting in touch...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing old film clips of this spectacular island group I was determined to visit. 40 years later I was successful. So many thanks to Kilda Cruises, their professional crew and their sharing of the place with our group. Our skipper and mate were well...More

Thank Michael S
kildacruises, Guest Relations Manager at Kilda Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michael, This is a great review and you give lots of insight and advice that I am sure will be useful to those interested in making a visit to St Kilda for themselves. There is so much to absorb on a day at St...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled with Kilda cruises on 24/8/17 to explore the World Heritage site of St Kilda. It's an early start as the trip out is 50 odd miles from Leverburgh in Harris and took two hours 45 minutes to get there. We spent four hours on...More

Thank Grant1967
kildacruises, Guest Relations Manager at Kilda Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Grant 1967, Thank you for this excellent review and for the taking the time to share your impressions of your day with us at St Kilda. Fachie was our first crewman when we started the business and, after some years working in Australia, is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic day trip to st Kilda , thanks to a present from our kids . Been fascinated by it since I was a young girl . Perfect day on the sea , few hours on shore were amazing , just wandered about on our own...More

Thank blondiesgirl17
kildacruises, Guest Relations Manager at Kilda Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Blondiesgirl, I am sure that your children will be delighted that their gift was so well received. We have had a few absolutely beautiful days over the season and it is great that you were able to see the island at its best and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In going to St Kilda, I fulfilled an ambition of around 30 years standing To my surprise I felt seasick on the way out but the crew were amazingly sympathetic and attentive It was a thrill of be on Hirta, although the military installations somewhat...More

Thank D M
kildacruises, Guest Relations Manager at Kilda Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi DM, Thank you for this review and we too look forward to the base at Village Bay being renovated; it should make a huge difference to the appearance of the village with the grass roofs when viewed from above blending in quite well with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having often gazed upon the misty form of St Kilda from our home in North Uist we finally had the opportunity to visit this magical group of islands. It was everything we could have hoped for. We were impeccably looked after by our young crew...More

Thank Susandancey
kildacruises, Guest Relations Manager at Kilda Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Susan Thank you for writing this kind review and I am glad that the visit lived up to your expectations and pleased that Malcolm and David could assist. They are happy to do so to ensure that you get the most from the day...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This was an unforgettable, wonderful trip to the remote island of St Kilda. A bit choppy on the way out but felt safe and secure in the ultra-professional hands of the crew. Very knowledgeable and friendly too. St Kilda was an almost surreal and very...More

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kildacruises, Guest Relations Manager at Kilda Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Chris, Thank you for your review and it is good to hear that you enjoyed the day and felt safe at all times. I know what you mean about the tour around the stacks, it can feel like being in a dream - so...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Yesterday I took a trip out to the remote Hebridean island of St. Kilda, a World Heritage Site. The trip out is 50 nautical miles from Leverburgh in Harris and took two hours 45 minutes. The vessel was the ORCA 111 run by Kilda Cruises....More

1  Thank Morrisloin
kildacruises, Guest Relations Manager at Kilda Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Morris, Many thanks for this feedback and for your fantastic photographs. We appreciate your informed views on your day with us and I will pass on your comments to skipper David and crewman Fachie. Enjoy all your photographic memories!

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Easygoers
23 March 2017|
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Response from kildacruises | Property representative |
Hi Easygoers Thanks for your enquiry. Our season starts on the 17th of April this year. We have places available during the week that you are here and just get in touch via our website or by phone for more... More
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871Maria6
10 September 2016|
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Response from kildacruises | Property representative |
Dear 871Maria6 Our season runs from April until the end of September so we only have two weeks left this year. If you look at our website you will find information regarding our trips in the 2017 season, booking procedure... More
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Davina P
18 September 2015|
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Response from kildacruises | Property representative |
Hi Davina. Like all boats that go to St Kilda, we have to go ashore from a small tender. This is not difficult but we do assist many of our passengers with this as people can be, understandably, apprehensive about stepping... More
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