The crew are friendly and try to accommodate your requirements, however, this is a former working fishing boat so sea states can make it difficult to get food and hot beverages whilst at sea. However, the crew endeavoured to accommodate. The lounge is very comfortable, however there are no permanent facilities for sitting out on deck, again the crew will move chairs around the deck to assist. Safety is a key feature and therefore when on deck the crew are keen for you to wear a life jacket all are provided and are very clean.

Nina Gaubert, Bishop Stortford

I have had the privilege of going to some remarkable places and experiencing some extraordinary journeys. I have visited Antarctica, rounded Cape Horne four times, and gone from Prague to Odessa by train. I have done nothing quite like my recent trip around the North of Scotland however. The journey started in Inverness. We then travelled via Wick, Orkney (Kirkwall and Stromness), the Old Man of Hoy, and Loch Eriboll. We rounded the point of Ness coming ashore on Hirta the main island in the Saint Kilda archipelago. From there we motored to Barra, Eriskay, Tobermory, Glencoe, Kinlochleven and eventually back to Inverness, via the Caledonian Canal. Saint Kilda was of course special, but the transportation, the Nova Spero equally so. Built in Abroath in 1973, she is one of the last carvel built ships to issue from a UK shipyard. Most UK fishing boats are steel and have been for the last 50 years. The people on the journey were special too. John MacInnes, the Master Mariner owner of the vessel shared captaincy with Bill Summers. Bill is one of the best known (fishing boat) owner skippers in the UK. He has fished the waters around Scotland for over forty years and achieved a well deserved reputation for wit, wisdom, instinct, skill and timing. I felt very comfortable, having John and Bill in charge when we encountered turbulent waters. I felt they could sail to hell and back, without breaking sweat. Likewise it was a privilege to get to know Kevin the ship's engineer and Jim, the cook, steward and deckhand; according to circumstance.

Bill Watts, London

To Quote sensible logic: Coll my nephew then 12 years old joined us in crossing the Minch to Eriskay. A SW gale had just ceased. After calling him several times with no response, a voice answered me saying “yes I am alright uncle John Allan. I have taken the tablets now and I am OK but I think if I get up I won’t be OK.” I like the Logic Coll! He was up and in good form as we approached Eriskay. Aye and Aunty Mary’s Pancakes helped too (another cure!).

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