Scottish Adventure Cruises


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What We Do

Scottish Cruises

Explore Scotland’s dramatic coastline with an unforgettable Scottish cruise adventure aboard our expertly converted wooden hulled trawler 'Nova Spero'.

Skarvlines sets itself apart from other West Coast Cruise companies by combining both the West and East Coasts of Scotland with a trip around the top of mainland Scotland or through the Caledonian canal linking both in one cruise.   Combine this with wonderful food & drink, dramatic scenery, breathtaking wildlife & wild places and our expert local knowledge and we think we offer something really special.

Scottish Cruise Adventures

Guests can choose from a selection of Scottish cruise itineraries which allows the chance to enjoy a fresh perspective on hill-walking & mountaineering in Scotland.   With access to remote munros and challenging natural climbing features, experiences can include Suilven, Stac Polly and Foinaven.  We can arrange, on request, the service of a qualified mountain guide who will meet you at an agreed location at your own expense.

Nova Spero at Sea

Watch our video of the beautiful Nova Spero sailing Scotland's West Coast, made by Ewen Jeffrey in December 2022. 

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Our 2024 Cruises

Campbeltown and the Clyde

For our opening cruise of the season, join us for 10 nights traveling the whole of the west coast down the Mull of Kintyre, rounding it to head into the Firth of Clyde to pass the stunning Ailsa Craig. En-route we will visit Oban, Islay, Jura, Campbeltown, Arran, Bute, Tarbert and Loch Fyne, sailing up the River Clyde as far as the bridges will allow, before returning to Fort William.

from £2,500 per person for a 10 Night Cruise

St Kilda Cruises

Our signature cruise!  In 2024 we plan to make 4 visits to the Islands of St Kilda. Join us to explore the Hebrides and on out to St Kilda, the most westerly point of Scotland. Depending on the length of trip we will have time to visit a number of the islands of the outer and inner Hebrides. A visit to St Kilda is a once-in-a-lifetime experience - make it even more memorable on board Nova Spero!

from £1,750 per person for a 7 Night Cruise

Inner Hebrides Cruises

A range of 6, 7 and 8 night cruises taking in the best of the Inner Hebrides and the 'Small Isles'. On these cruises we visit various islands of the Inner Hebrides, such as Iona, Staffa, Mull, Skye, Rhum, Eigg, Muck, Canna, Coll, Tiree, Isla, Jura and Colonsay. We visit wonderful ports such as Oban, Tobermory and  Portree.

from £1,500 per person for a 6 Night Cruise

Outer Hebrides Cruises

A range of 7 or 10 night cruises which will take us to various islands and ports of the Outer Hebrides, including the Isles of Lewis and Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, Eriskay and Barra. Some of these cruises also take us to the iconic Islands of St Kilda - see the separate entry on this page for more details of our St Kilda cruises.

from £1,750 per person for a 7 Night Cruise

Shetland Cruises

Cruise from our home port of Fort William up the west coast of Scotland to Orkney, Fair isle and Shetland. Along the way we visit Mull and Skye, Cape Wrath and the Old Man of Hoy before calling in to Stromness, Kirkwall and Fair Isle, before ending the cruise in Scalloway or Lerwick. Return transport from Shetland is not included in the price of the cruise.

from £1,750 per person for a 7 Night Cruise

Orkney Cruises

We have a number of opportunities to visit the Orkney Islands in 2024, starting in either Fort William or Wick. Cruise the route of the famous North Coast 500 but take in Orkney and St Kilda along the way - wow! Or spend more time in and around the Orkney Islands, visiting the Italian Chapel, the Old Man of Hoy, the Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, Skara brae, Stromness and much more.

from £1,750 per person for a 7 Night Cruise

Norway Cruises

New for 2024, an exciting opportunity to sail from Orkney to Norway on a 13 day cruise, returning from Orkney to Inverness. Starting in Lerwick, our outward journey takes over the North Sea. One we cross we have the opportunity to sail into many of the fjords, including Geirangerfjorden, a branch of Storfjorden (the Great Fjord) as well as Floro, Leirvik and Sognefjorden (the Longest |Fjord in Norway), before finally arriving in Bergen. 

For the return journey we visit many of the same places in Norway and cross the North Sea to dock in Inverness.

from £4,320 per person for a 13 Night Cruise

Caledonian Canal Cruises

A cruise along the Caledonian Canal is a most enjoyable trip which takes advantage of Scotland's calm inland waters whilst exploring some of her finest scenery. We have 3 and 5 night cruises available. We offer options to begin in either Fort William or Inverness. Each option of course takes us through the beautiful Loch Ness, passing Urquhart Castle, and traverses the majestic Neptune's Staircase.

from £900 per person for a 3 Night Cruise

Why Cruise Scotland?

Wherever you are in our beautiful country, you’re never far away from the water.

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