- St Hilda is one of the smallest of the "Tall Ships" and has competed in several Tall Ship Races.
- Seahorse II has a spacious saloon great for family gatherings and get togethers.
- The smalls ships have excellent deckspace for breakfast al fresco and both infoor and outdoor dining.
- Gorgeous waterside views from your berths in the comfort of Dunstaffnage Marina.
- Your own private tall Ship for your waterside staycation in Scotland.
Good To Know
- Please kindly note that this is pet free accommodation.
- Both vessels are self-catering option there is no crew aboard and the vessels are not setting sail. From April to October they also offer small ship cruising and wildlife holidays to the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
- The small ships, Seahorse 11 and St Hilda both sleeping 6 are quietly moored at Dunstaffnage Marina for a static floating accommodaton experience.
- Marina facilities on site include a restaurant and bar, and local shops are within easy reach (Oban is just three miles south) with a vehicle.
- Secure private parking on site.
- Dunstaffnage Marina home to The Widemouthed Frog known affectionately as "The Frog". The Frog is open daily for breakfast, lunch & evening meals.
- The Frog Bar is open until late offering a comprehensive range of draught beers, cider and lager, including local real ale served from a beer engine.
- A selection of award-winning restaurants all driveable from your base at Dunstaffnage including the luxurious Isle of Eriska Hotel and the gourmet restaurant at Airds Hotel with 3 AA rosettes.
- Pierhouse hotel and restaurant/pub/café - Nice place for lunch or coffee. Walk to Castle Stalker from the hotel, approximately 1 hour each way (or can borrow bikes from the hotel)
- Admire the mighty stronghold of the MacDougalls, built before 1240 on a huge rock above the Firth of Lorn.
- Visit McCaigs Tower in Oban, built 1897 with rewarding views across Oban bay to the Atlantic Islands.
- Fast exhilarating boat rides shouldn't be missed where you can witness the spectacular force of nature known as the Corryvreckan whirlpool. Departures are from Oban.
- Sea Kayak Oban, Coastal Connections, Achnalarig Riding Stables, Oban Cycles offer day activities and experiences for all ages.
- St Conans Kirk Brilliant architecture and design, a must see. Robert the Bruce chapel has fragment of bone believed to be from his tomb in Dunfermline Abbey.
- Kilchurn Castle 10 mins drive after Cruachan dam Possibly the oldest surviving barracks-block in mainland Britain.
- Kinlochlaich Garden Centre and garden is situated in and around a historic octagonal walled garden built in 1790.
- Glencoe Mountain Resort 43 miles from Dunstaffanage marina, 1 hour drive - Summer activities available are: mountain biking, walking, tubing, treasure hunt and chairlift rides Winter activities available are: snow sports school, equipment hire, sledging and chairlift ride.
- Golf - Isle of Seil 18 miles from Dunstaffnage marina, 30 mins drive from Dunstaffnage marina.
- Inveraray Jail 34 miles from Dunstaffnage marina, 50 mins drive Step back almost 2 centuries and discover the stories of the real men, women and children who were tried and served their sentences in this prison.
The ultimate waterside living; St Hilda a classic "Tall Ship" (sleeps 6) elegantly designed and Seahorse II (sleeps 6) an ex-Norwegian ferry; both small ships are quietly berthed at Dunstaffnage Marina on the west coast of Scotland (3 miles north of Oban).
St Hilda - Stay aboard a classic ex-tall ship
St Hilda is a traditional, beamy, 54ft wooden ketch. St Hilda is a vessel with an incredible Scottish lineage. Built in 1973 to the highest standard (Lloyds 100A1) at St Monans, Fife, by the internationally famous Millers boatyard (a family run business with 200 years of wooden boat building) and designed by G.L Watson, the world famous Glasgow based naval architect, who created the world's first yacht design office in 1873 and designed early America's Cup challengers (such as Thistle, Shamrock II, Valkyrie I and II) as well as the famous racing yacht Britannia.
St Hilda was built specifically for sail training with a crew of 20. By 2007 St Hilda was converted for cruising with only eight people. St Hilda is one of the smallest of the "Tall Ships" and has competed in several Tall Ship Races.
Step inside St. Hilda
Cabins are warm and comfortable with six berths for guests: a double en-suite (with shower, toilet, washbasin and two pretty opening portholes), a twin semi en-suite (with toilet, washbasin and opening porthole) and a twin cabin (with washbasin). The twin cabins are both close to the toilet and shower rooms which are of a high standard for a yacht. All cabin linen and towels are supplied. The well-lit, roomy deck saloon is where everyone dines and socialises and where everyone enjoys a convivial atmosphere. The outdoor decks are perfect for relaxing and you also have some deck space to relax for a pre or post dinner drink or perhaps breakfast al fresco.
Seahorse 11 - Your ex-Norwegian ferry awaits you
Seahorse II (82 feet long and a beamy 23 feet) was built to the highest standard for the Norwegian fjords and life in the high northern latitudes. A 10mm Swedish steel hull, air conditioned and heated throughout, and winter sailing for the British Royal Navy for months at a time in the western approaches and is perfect for holidays on the west coast of Scotland.
Inside Seahorse II
Seahorse II is spacious with comfortable quarters for up to eleven guests. There are two double/twin en-suites (with shower, toilet and washbasin), two twin semi en-suites (with toilet and washbasin), two single cabins (with washbasin) and one double/single cabin with a 105 cm wide bed (with washbasin). All cabin linen and towels are supplied. There is a wonderful deck saloon where you can dine. The spacious aft deck is ideal for alfresco dining and there is also plenty of room for your to store your windsurf, kayaks and anything else you need for a great holiday.
5 Star Location
Both vessels are berthed in Dunstaffnage Marina, a superb marina in an idyllic location, just three miles north of Oban. Dunstaffnage Marina is perfectly located in beautiful surroundings with easy access to Scotland's west coast.
Nearby Oban is a bustling little ferry port and is the gateway to the Hebridean isles. You can visit local islands, take wildlife tours, sample the local whisky, explore beautiful sandy beaches, admire ancient castles, fly-fish for trout on the local lochs and play picturesque and challenging golf courses. Seahorse II and St Hilda have been converted to ensure that you will have a unique self-catering experience both in comfort and style in an authentic small ship environment.
Seahorse II £396 per vessel per night, £294 per vessel per night for four guests or less
St Hilda £204 per vessel per night.
Included: Electricity, gas (St Hilda), bed linen, shower and hand towels (not beach towels), tea towels, cleaning and washing up materials (dish washer tablets supplied on Seahorse II).
Minimum three nights stay.
30% deposit to confirm a booking and final payment two months before the holiday.
Please note that with our self-catering option there is no crew aboard and the vessels are not setting sail. From April to October we also offer small ship cruising and wildlife holidays to the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
Please contact St Hilda Sea Adventures for the latest availability via e-mail or phone using the red link top right of the listing.
COVID19 POLICY :
Only new guests will join the vessels 72 hours after the previous guests have departed. During the 72 hours the vessels will be deep cleaned and sanitised. You will find in your cabin a complimentary ‘pocket sized' bottle of hand sanitizer (alcohol based).