6.50am: Meet at Stein Jetty, Skye for a briefing prior to 7.00am departure.
Our fast and comfortable boat, Infinity will take you across the Minch and through the Western Isles to the exposed Atlantic Ocean, arriving at St Kilda after 85 miles and around 4 hours later (3 hours 30 mins on good days). In rough weather this can be slightly longer and make for an uncomfortable crossing, please contact the team if you have any concerns.
On arrival in Village Bay, we will make the short transfer by Zodiac dinghy to the main St Kilda island of Hirta. We will have approximately 4 hours free to explore the Island. The St Kilda museum, school and Church provide a fascinating insight into the way of life of the St Kildans prior to their evacuation in 1930. The remains of the village, the graves and 2nd World War gun are all open to view.
A guided walk may be arranged at a cost of £5 per person. Please add this when booking your trip.
Upon leaving Hirta, we will cruise to Boreray and its Sea Stacs with their impressive cliffs and bird life.
The return journey will take approximately four hours.
8.30pm: Return to Stein Jetty, Skye.
The itinerary for all trips may be altered at skippers discretion.
Please note Requirements noted below and for additional information see trip info.
Mobility: Passengers require to be independently mobile with a reasonable degree of agility. Unfortunately the trip is not suitable for wheelchair users or anyone with back problems. National Trust for Scotland prohibit all cabin boats (including our boat) from berthing at the St Kilda, Hirta pier. The short transfer to the pier is by Zodiac dinghy/tender. If you have any concerns about your ability, then please contact our Go to St Kilda team for advice.
Age: Children under 16 accompanied by an adult are welcome. Not recommended for children under age of 12 or anyone over the age of 65.
Dress required: Footwear suitable for walking on the island where ground can be uneven, steep and wet underfoot. Warm waterproof clothing (jacket, trousers and footwear) for use on the island and also to enjoy views from the rear deck during the journey, which is often 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.
Pets: Pets are strictly prohibited due to fragile ecosystem on the island. If you require kennels for your pets, see Trip Info for more details.
Access: To download the NTS St Kilda Guide to Access see Downloads.
PRICE, BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Each trip can take up to 12 passengers.
The 2018 price for the day trip from Stein, Skye is £260per person*.
If booking more than 14 days in advance, a 30% deposit is required. The balance is payable by 14 days prior to date of travel.
To check availability and book visit our online booking page.