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St Hilda Cruises · Special Terms & Conditions

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The following are the Specific Terms & Conditions that apply to your booking of a holiday/cruise with St Hilda Sea Adventures, a trading name of MWM Consultancy (Scotland) Ltd., Co. Registration Number: 5972168. Registered Office: Sterling House, Brunswick Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 7BA. Trading Office: 2A Colonel St, Portpatrick, Stranraer, Scotland DG9 8JU. 

All holidays/cruises you (the client) book with St Hilda Sea Adventures, a trading name of MWM Consultancy (Scotland) Ltd, (hereafter also known as they, their or them) through this site ( are organised and sold by St Hilda Sea Adventures subject to these conditions. When you book a holiday/cruise with St Hilda Sea Adventures, any agreement between you and St Hilda Sea Adventures shall be valid between you and them and we (Breakaway Travel SL, as travel agent managing shall not be a party thereto. In the event of conflict with our General Terms & Conditions, these Specific Terms & Conditions shall take preference.

Please note that by booking a place on one of their scheduled holidays/sea adventures or by taking part in any partial or whole-boat charter, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Liability: St Hilda Sea Adventures gives notice that all arrangements made by them are on the condition that neither nor they shall be liable for any death, injury or damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may be caused by any persons, situations or conditions to you the client. Neither us nor them can be held responsible for any mishap to yourself or your property, any losses or additional expense due to the consequences of flight or ferry cancellations, vehicle accidents, strikes, sickness, war, weather, Government or customs or police intervention or other such happenings amounting to Force Majeure (St Hilda Sea Adventures and its employees are covered by third party liability insurance up to a maximum of £2.000,000). By booking a boat charter you acknowledge that St Hilda Sea Adventures has taken all reasonable steps to safeguard its liability in this regard and that they (MWM Consultancy (Scotland) Ltd.) are not responsible in any way for any liability whatsoever to you. Moreover they are not responsible for any liability to you whatsoever when you are residing on the vessel; boarding or disembarking the vessel; or in transit to and from the shore to the vessel by dinghy or tender; or for you when you, ony other persons,  are using, operating, any of the equipment found on the St Hilda (such as dinghies, galley equipment, creels, sails, ropes, halyards, tenders, anchor windlass, winches, heaving lines, chains, mooring lines, blocks, etc, etc).

Reservations: are not confirmed until the completed Booking Form and a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total fee (or as otherwise agreed) has been received. Provisional bookings by phone, fax, or e-mail will be held for a period of ten days pending receipt of the completed Booking Form and deposit. Upon receipt by us or them of your deposit we or they shall send you a confirmation invoice for the balance and advise you of the date of payment of the same. This date is 8 weeks before the start of the cruise. Every person making a booking on behalf of a passenger or group of passengers warrants and confirms that he/she has the authority of that passenger and that each such passenger/group agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Payment will be accepted by BACS (Details sent on request) or Cheque (please allow 10 days from postage to clearance and least preferable).

Cancellations:  must be notified to them in writing by the person who made the booking. If you cancel your holiday:

  • More than 56 days prior to the start of your holiday/cruise, you will only be charged your deposit.
  • Between 56 and 30 days, you will be charged 50% of the holiday/cruise cost.
  • Between 30 and 14 days, you will be charged 75% of the holiday/cruise cost.

Note: If less than 14 days before the start of your holiday/cruise or on or after the commencement of the cruise, you must pay the full holiday/cruise cost.

Note: We appreciate that wholly unforeseen events may result in cancellation. In view of the above and for your peace of mind we therefore strongly advise you to take out appropriate comprehensive Accident & Cancellation Insurance at the time of your booking.

Cancellation by St Hilda Sea Adventures: If owing to circumstances beyond their control, they cannot provide the holiday booked or a suitable alternative, they will refund all money paid to them in full, and you will have no further claim against them. In this instance neither us nor them are liable for any personal expenses you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as travel tickets (flight, rail etc.), travel insurance etc.

Persons completing the booking form are declaring that they, and all persons on whose behalf they are booking, are in good health and are sufficiently fit, mobile and agile. Any special health conditions or concerns which may affect your or other people's enjoyment of the holiday/cruise must be notified to them in good time prior to the departure/embarkation date. The skipper may refuse to carry any passenger or luggage on any cruise for any cause relating to the safety of the vessel or any property or any other persons on board. In such circumstances the passenger will not be entitled to any compensation or payment whatsoever except they shall refund to the passenger any money paid to them in respect to the cruise unless a serious health concern has not been declared beforehand. 

Children: No unaccompanied children under the age of sixteen (16) can be carried. No children under the age of eight (8) will be carried unless by prior arrangement and as part of a whole-boat charter. All minors under 18 years of age, no matter what their age, are wholly the responsibility of their parents/guardians at all times. No animals will be carried unless with permission. 

No drugs, dangerous and illegal material or other unlawful goods are permitted on board the vessel and the passenger(s) will free and release St Hilda Sea Adventures / Skipper from any liabilities or responsibility arising out of any breach of this condition. The wooden vessel St Hilda is a no smoking vessel.

In the unlikely event that you have a complaint please report it to them as quickly as possible in order that they may deal with it promptly and, hopefully, to your satisfaction. The Laws of England will govern any claims, disputes, legal action or proceedings arising out of or connected with this booking contract.

It is a fundamental booking condition that you accept that in taking part in this sort of holiday/cruise there is an element of on-tour flexibility. The itineraries stated on this and their website and literature are indicative only and not a guarantee that a particular route will be followed or place reached. You must acknowledge that delays and alterations and their results, such as inconvenience and discomfort, are possible where unforeseen circumstances arise. St Hilda Sea Adventures, or the skipper, reserve the right to vary the holiday/cruise in any way they consider preferable due to adverse weather or any other conditions. Ultimate decisions regarding the safety of the vessel, the sailing conditions, its tender and those onboard, rest with the skipper.