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Enjoy a unique dinner, bed and breakfast holiday experience at anchor aboard the St Hilda in the tranquil waters of Tobermory Bay while you explore the wonderful and wild Island of Mull. The surrounding seas of the isles of Mull and nearby Iona abound with rare, spectacular wildlife. There are golden and sea eagles, whales - minkes, and occasional humpbacks and orcas - as well as dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks. Ashore and along the coats, corncrakes and otters make great, hidden, walking companions.


The Mull Experience
  • Enjoy a 7-day holiday anchored in Tobermory and explore the Isle of Mull from land & sea.
  • Sail the Sound of Mull in search of whales, dolphins and sea eagles
  • Trek in Staffa and Iona and swim in the beautiful and chill waters of the Inner Hebrides!  

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The Mull Experience

What to expect?

The Mull Experience

Tobermory's brightly painted buildings line the water front and nestle against a backdrop of high, woodland hills that surround your anchorage in Tobermory Bay - a bay that holds the wreck of a supposedly treasure filled Spanish galleon. It is an incredible holiday location! Each day we will take you ashore and in the evening pick you up in the yacht's tender. You embark and disembark at the marina pontoons on the bustling quayside of Tobermory, the capital of the Isle of Mull.

Your holiday home is the beautiful, wooden ex-tall ship St Hilda that was built in Scotland in St Monans, Fife, in a family-owned (Miller's) boatyard specifically for sail training with a crew of 20, which is why she is such a spacious yacht for her six guests. St Hilda is one of the smallest of the “Tall Ships” and has competed in several Tall Ship races. There are two cabins, a roomy, double, en-suite in the aft cabin and in the fore cabin there are four, comfortable berths, with an adjacent toilet and shower. You admire the views from her open decks and eat in an airy, well-lit saloon and, what a pleasure it is, to wake up to the sound of the water lapping against the hull. A truly unforgettable Scotland holiday!

The surrounding seas of Isles of Mull and nearby Iona abound with rare, spectacular wildlife. There are golden and sea eagles, whales (minkes, and occasional humpbacks and orcas) as well as dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks and ashore and along the coats there are corncrakes and otters. The island has spectacular coastal walks and there is even a Munro to tackle in Ben More (900 m), a great hill walk without any scrambling. The views from the top are unsurpassed.

Each day we can organize exciting trips ashore and afloat as well as wonderful sailing trips (such as "sunset cruises" and wildlife cruises) on the St Hilda in and around the Sound of Mull. You can even help hoist the sails as we cruise along the quiet waters of the Sound of Mull looking for the fantastic marine mammals and rare sea birds.

We can organise trips to the famous Isle of Staffa by a fast RIB where you can go ashore and visit awe inspiring Fingal's Cave. On another day you can travel overland and take a short ferry ride, to arrive to the spiritual Isle of Iona, the birthplace of Western Christianity.

Don’t forget to bring your walking boots and swimming costumes!

The price includes breakfast, lunch (we can provide packed lunches) and dinner and also includes a pre-dinner aperitif and wine with dinner. We can customize your stay, so below is just an example of how you could have your "Mull Experience".

Price and optionals

The Mull Experience
  •   From: € 1050.00 per person

Important info

The Mull Experience
  •   Duration: 7 days
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Very easy
  •   Languages spoken: English
  •   Minimum booking (n_ of participants): 1
  •   Maximum booking (n_ of participants): 6

Next departures (2018):

  • Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Please kindly contact us to enquire availability and prices on the above specific dates. 

Please note that Specific Terms & Conditions apply to bookings for this activity.

Some of the top reasons to book:

  • Extraordinary wildlife.
  • Ex-tall ship with skipper and chef.
  • Hoist the sails!
  • Great value for money.
  • Cruises through the Crinan Canal.
  • Maximum of 6 guests per cruise.
  • Breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner.
  • Organised whisky tour.
  • Organised activities for free.


The Mull Experience


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St Hilda Sea Adventures
St Hilda Sea Adventures provides wildlife and cruising holidays on board an ex-tallship St Hilda or their wee ship Seahorse II. We anchor in the most sheltered, idyllic places where passengers can visit distilleries, world famous islands, watch the wildlife, go fishing or swim in the sea lochs. Dolphins, basking sharks, otters, and many species of birds are often seen, and even the occasional whale.
St Hilda Sea Adventures
Dunstaffnage Marina NA
Oban Inner and Outer Hebrides (Argyll) Scotland (UK)


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