There is a huge variety of wildlife, marine life, birds, flowers and plants which you may see on your trip. Follow the links on the right and below to see and read more:
- wildlife associated with St Kilda in particular
- list of 96 birds seen on one of two five day cruises
- cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoise
- other marine animals such as basking shark, seals and otters
- other flora and fauna from bluebells to butterflies
Or go to our galleries to view images of:
- gallery of bird photographs with separate galley of picturesque puffins
- gallery (mainly four legged) land mammals like highland cows and red deer. Land-based, warm-blooded and normally with four legs, these mammals come in all sorts of sheeps, er, shapes, and sizes.
- gallery of wildlife you’ll mostly never see though it’s all around – undersea marine life What’s underneath the surface of the Hebridean sea? With troughs in coastal waters deeper than 1000 metres (well over ½ a mile) it’s not surprising there is such a diversity of species. The photos were taken by our diving guests.
We hope to have encounters with a wide variety of cetaceans, birds and mammals, undisturbed in their natural habitats. You don’t need to be any kind of expert to enjoy these encounters. The skipper’s knowledge is abundant and ever-increasing and many of our guests are a wonderful source of information too.
Our aim is to offer rewarding experiences which have a low-impact on the environment. We are WiSe (wildlife safe) accredited and we follow a strict Code of Conduct when it comes to human interaction with the natural environment striving to balance the needs and wants of our customers with the realities of the places we visit, some of which are fragile, wild locations.
What our customers say
Thank you very much for a memorable first trip to the Western isles and the start of several I hope!
DID YOU KNOW?
Atlantic puffins have penguin-like colouring but they sport a colourful beak that has led some to dub them the "sea parrot". The beak fades to a drab grey during the winter and blooms with colour again in the spring.