Our 2016 cruising season is now finished and Hjalmar Bjorge has moved south for winter renovations
Welcome to the award-winning Northern Light Cruising Co
Quality wildlife cruises on the Scottish West Coast since 1995
The Monach Islands - or Heisker - are five tiny islands (and some rocks) five miles west of North Uist
Littered with fresh water lochs these islands support a suprising range of plants and trees, from water lilies to native willow.
The island of Harris, with its villages of Tarbert and Leverburgh, is connected to Lewis by road.
Approximately 45 miles west of the Outer Hebrides, St Kilda was once home to Britain's most isloated community
Huge numbers of puffins nest here and 1000s of kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills & fulmars nest among the basalt columns
Lying between Mull and Skye "The Small Isles" are a virtually guaranteed stopover point.
Mull is the third largest of all the Scottish islands and also the highest with Ben More reaching 966m.
The islands of Coll and Tiree lie north west of Mull with the tiny island of Gunna between the two.
The Garvellachs are known as “The Isles of The Sea” although the literal translation from Gaelic is “rough islands”.
Lying 44 miles from the Butt of Lewis North Rona is incredibly isolated and landing is only possible in excellent conditions.
Working from Oban, on the beautiful West coast of Scotland, we offer wildlife and island cruises that combine bird-watching, whale-watching, island hopping and walking. For a really memorable holiday you can even book a whole boat for friends and family. Whether your interest is in whales, walking, birds, natural history or photography we have a holiday you’ll love: Debbie from Norfolk declared her cruise “the best holiday of my life.”
A wide variety of cruises are available on motor vessel Hjalmar Bjørge (View cruise itineraries and availability) giving individuals and groups a rare opportunity to travel the unpolluted waters of North West Scotland, throughout the Inner and Outer Hebridean islands including visits to the remote archipelago of St Kilda, undoubtedly one of our most exciting destinations…
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What our customers say
Thank you very much for a memorable first trip to the Western isles and the start of several I hope!
Cruise News & Latest Sightings
A pod of Bottlenose dolphins join us briefly along with a baby. Then it’s time for the Eagles and during the rest of the day we see six!
Just to say how much I enjoyed the Jura Corryvreckan cruise – it was outstanding as we reached such remote beautiful places
Video of our Caledonian Canal Cruise