Our trips all depart from Stein on North West Skye (unless agreed otherwise in advance).
Sat Nav Postcode – IV55 8GA
The meeting point for trips departing is on the Stein Jetty past the Stein Inn, Waternish. There your crew will be awaiting your arrival.
ARRIVING BY ROAD
Skye is connected to the UK mainland road network. The AA route planner website is useful for calculating drive times.
Approx drive time to Stein on Skye are:-
From Inverness – 3 hours.
From Glasgow – 5 hours 20 mins
From Edinburgh – 5 hours 30 mins
Stein on Skye is connected by a regular bus service. Plan your journey on the Traveline Scotland website.
Approx journey time by bus or train/bus from Fort William and Inverness is 4 – 5 hours.
TAXIS AROUND PORTREE & NORTH WEST SKYE
Dunvegan – Isle Drive Taxis – 07483149143.
Portree – Gus’s Taxis http://skye-taxis.co.uk / 01478 613000
Footwear suitable for walking on the island where ground can be uneven, steep, soft and wet underfoot. Warm waterproof clothing (jacket, trousers and footwear) for use on the island and also to wear on board the boat to enjoy views from the rear deck during the journey, which may be wet from sea spray.
FOOD AND DRINK
Passengers require to bring their own food and drink as there are no catering facilities on the island.
There is a toilet on board the boat in which you will travel. On St Kilda, National Trust for Scotland provide toilets for use by visitors.
We indicate that a requirement for travellers is a reasonable level of agility, we do not recommend this trip if you suffer from any back problems. This is principally for boarding and alighting from the boat. We have 2 short videos of boarding the dinghy at St Kilda pier and boarding the boat in St Kilda bay, which may help you to assess if the activity is suitable for you. Links below. If you need any additional information to help you assess your suitability, email or phone us.
Although we have minimal instances of sea sickness, we strongly encourage customers to take steps to minimise the risk by using sea-bands/ travel bands (£8 from Boots/ £6 from Amazon), Kwells, or some other form of motion nausea deterrent. Some customers speak highly of Scopoderm travel sickness patches – available over the counter without prescription at pharmacies including Boots Portree – approx £9.
We can provide a tent, sleeping bag & matt, cooking equipment & camping chairs at £40pppn.
LUGGAGE AND EQUIPMENT
Luggage and equipment will be carried in a dry locker space and requires to fit through the locker access doorway sized 540mm x 820mm.
National Trust for Scotland operate a small shop which is located close to the pier. It is stocked with souvenirs and St Kilda publications. The warden normally opens the shop for a period during our visit. The shop does not sell any food or beverages. Payment by cash or card.
Pets are strictly prohibited on St Kilda. If you require kennels to look after your dog. There are kennels at Portree which our customers have used and been happy with. Portree is 30/45 mins drive from our departure point of Stein Waternish. Karen Augier of Portree Kennels can be contacted at:-
Phone – 01478 612945
Web – www.portreekennelsandcattery.co.uk.
Email – email@example.com
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In the event of the weather being unsuitable in the interests of comfort and safety, or the minimum number of bookings not being reached, the trip will be cancelled. In such events, passengers will be informed with as much notice as possible and where possible will be offered an alternative date. If not suitable for the passenger, there will be a refund of the price paid, subject to deduction of a 2.5% admin charge. In the most unlikely event of the trip reaching St Kilda but being unable to land due to weather, a 30% refund will be made. In event of the passenger cancelling there will be no refund of monies already paid, unless the seat can be re-sold, in which case there will be a commensurate refund. We do not store credit card details, nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.