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Sailing, Wildlife & Island Exploration Cruises

to the

Hebrides, Western Isles & St Kilda

Most sailing cruises depart from Dunstaffnage by Oban or from The Isle of Skye.


  • Enjoy - One of the world's best cruising areas on an eco-friendly 6 or 12 day Scottish sailing holiday.

  • Relax - On our comfortable Classic Ocean-going 43ft yacht - plenty of space with only four guests on board.

  • Explore - the wonderful islands of the Hebrides - go to and visit St Kilda and even further
  • Design - your dream cruise itinerary with fellow guests & your skipper.

  • Rely - on your friendly, highly experienced skipper David Leaver - who is not a just a sailor but also a qualified zoologist and accredited Scottish Wildlife Guide.

  • Vegetarians especially catered for as well as carnivores!

Welcome to Northern Wanderer Hebridean Sailing Cruises

with David Leaver,  qualified naturalist, wildlife guide,  and photographer.

 David with St Kilda astern 09RYA/MCA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor

Thirty odd years spent living and working  around the west coast of Scotland have provided David with a wealth of knowledge about the area, the islands  and its wildlife which he wants to share with you. After sailing well over 320,000 miles during this time he is able to provide you with a safe and comfortable sailing holiday.




The Sailing & Exploration cruises around the Hebrides and the Western Isle are during the best months of May, June, July & August & September.

      Single Guests are very welcome although you may have to share a cabin!!

Click the image to view a short Youtube video about the cruises

Combine all the pleasures of a sailing cruise  with enjoying the sights and wildlife of the West coast of Scotland. 

Join us to Cruise  around the Hebrides, the Western Isles, perhaps to St Kilda.

So, if you like sailing, or think you might, and you like wildlife and exploring the islands,

then these trips are for you!!!




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