Kilda Cruises
Kilda Cruises
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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.
Leverburgh, Scotland

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Sheryl H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
What an amazing experience thank you so much it exceeded my expectations! Alex and forgive me I can’t pronounce the skippers name let alone spell it, but I’m sure you’ll know who was paired up with Alex yesterday were both knowledgeable and friendly. We were all made to feel welcome on board. The visit to St Kilda is just magical. It’s true that it is impossible to describe to those who have not yet seen it. Highly recommend kilda cruises. Thank you Angus and your team it was a very special day
Written 6 July 2023
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Laura
Edinburgh, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
The boat was ready on time and the sea was calm, a fun day was laying ahead.
The captain and crew were both super friendly and explained everything on the boat.
We spotted some dolphins on the way to St Kilda and got greeted by the ranger on arrival.

We had some time to explore the island but could have stayed much longer - so many interesting things to see.

On our way back Alex served us Tea and coffee and some homemade banana bread - so good!
The sea stacks on our way back were interesting and Alex was very knowledgeable about everything around them and how the St Kildans used to hunt for birds here.

Definitely worth every penny and one thing ticked off my bucket list.
Written 19 June 2023
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Dawnzz32
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We found KildaCruises to be well organised, with a comfortable boat. The crew were helpful and knowledgeable and gave us tasty lemon drizzle cake on return journey.
Written 14 June 2023
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Anne D
Washington DC, DC7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Amazing trip - something that's been on my list for a long time. Captain and crew are expert, professional, super knowledgeable about the area and the St Kilda archipeligo -- and fun! Good safety protocols and time management rolled in seamlessly. Lucked into perfect weather so the crossing was smooth both ways. The islands and stacs are awe-inspiring. Mixing the dramatic landscapes with the island's history -- hard to think of a better day! So glad I chose Kilda Cruises - they made everything smooth and easy.
Written 3 June 2023
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Tompy231
Back, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Long awaited trip to St Kilda. Crew onboard were amazing looking after us all so well, sea was quite rough outward bound but they were very attentive to all. Had an amazing day and much calmer seas home. Enjoyed the sea stacks and Boreray, very knowledgeable crew who answered everyone’s questions. Definitely one ticked off the bucket list, highly recommend for an unforgettable experience.
Written 20 May 2023
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Cally
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This was a much anticipated, once in a lifetime, trip for us, having read so much about St Kilda. So glad we choose Kilda Cruises. The Skipper and Alex were absolutely fantastic and attentive. Despite the outward journey being quite rough, large breakers, a few were sick. Nevertheless felt safe, expertedly navigated and reassured. Definitely take travel sickness precautions before you travel!
Informative and friendly intro by Sue, warden, on arrival.
St Kilda is everything we imagined and more! Let everyone rush off up to the gap and the top then make your way up, we felt we had the place to ourselves. Just blissful.
Tour of dramatic stacks and return journey an absolute joy, thoughtful touchs of fruit cake, coffee and also a wee dram on arrival in Leverburgh Harbour . Thank you so much
Written 17 May 2023
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Traveler46837847804
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Certainly an interesting trip and we got so lucky with the weather (still felt a bit queasy on the way back but im a poor sailor!)
The team always made sure everyone was safe and were very pleasant across the day. Trip around the remainder of the islands after being picked up from Hirta was really good.
Nice cake and tea (i noticed they took the time to make drinks to people's individual preferences - i was just grateful for a cup of something hot!). Being a researcher i had read up a lot about the islands before we went so didn't really learn anything more from the team but everyone seemed to enjoy the information provided.
Written 27 April 2023
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sammurrayy
Stornoway, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Our trip to St Kilda was absolutely fantastic and we would highly recommend.
Our journey over with Kilda Cruises could not have been any better, as the crew helped out in anyway they could, whilst also sharing a wealth of information about the Islands and the St Kildans.

We got plenty of time on the Island to go and explore and we began with a hill walk to the cliff edge were we took in the incredible view with our lunch. We also enjoyed touring the village, old church, and school which are all really well looked after.

A highlight of the trip was the tour of the Stacks you get once you depart the Island, and Fachie and Kenny were great tour guides.

10/10 day that we won't forget!
Written 31 August 2022
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Fi M
Glasgow, UK99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
This was a special all-day trip that I’d wanted to do for several years but not managed because of the variable Scottish weather.

Myself and my dad (75) travelled to say Kilda on the fast boat, Hirta. The boat was fully booked, with 12 passengers. The journey, whilst bumpy, was exhilarating. The crew handled the seasickness of a couple of others really well.

It took 2 3/4 hours each way to get out to the islands. After 4 hours on Hirta, where we climbed the cliffs and watched the birds, we boarded the boat again to go and see the sea stacks at Boreray. It was the most amazing sight, thousands of birds nesting in the rocks. As a special treat, this trip was a real privilege and something unforgettable.
Written 1 August 2022
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Richard F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Great trip - definitely recommend.
We felt in very safe hands with the skipper and crew. Very hospitable.
We had a good amount of time on Hirta and the tour of the stacks on the return journey is outstanding.
It makes for a long day but is more than worth the effort and money (and patience if the weather isn’t good enough on your first booking).
Written 7 June 2022
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