trevor on hirta st kilda - mike parker


Many of our guests are solo travellers, and we often get asked questions about single supplements, cabin sharing etc.  Hopefully you will find all the information you need here:



Do you have single cabins?HBj cabin2

We don’t have any dedicated single cabins.  There are 6 cabins on Hjalmar Bjorge, all of which are twins/doubles.  So if a cruise fills, we ask people who are travelling solo to share a cabin with a fellow guest of the same sex.  If you are a solo traveller and the cruise does not fill, there is a chance that you will have a twin cabin to yourself.

Do you charge single supplements?

In general we don’t charge single occupancy supplements – as explained above, we usually expect single guests to share a twin cabin with another guest of the same sex.  Occasionally, and on selected cruises only, there is the option to pay a supplement to have a cabin to yourself.  This is not available on all of our cruises, and we look at each request individually, so please contact us to discuss options.

Irene, a regular single guest wrote a recent trip report for us, read about here

Will there be other single guests?ST Kilda exp July 2013 dinner

We usually find that our cruises are a mix of couples, friends sharing, and single travellers.  Most guests have the same type of interests – a love of the sea, Scottish islands, wildlife and a little bit of adventure.  So you’ll find that you have a lot in common with your fellow cruise guests, and plenty to talk about over meals in the saloon while you enjoy our delicious cuisine!


What do other single travellers say about your cruises?

“We sometimes did our own thing alone, or chose to stop and have a chat, or walked in small groups. No pressure to do anything. As one of two single travellers on the trip, this suited me very well”

Read more about what you might expect from Paul, who travelled with us in July 2015