Join us aboard the MS Hebridean Sky for our island voyage which includes the charming Channel Islands, the remote island of Lundy and the beautiful Isles of Scilly. Our voyage will be a leisurely one visiting some truly idyllic islands where you can be as active and footloose as you choose. Sailing distances are short allowing us to visit multiple isles and on each island there will be organised walks with members of our expedition team as well as ample time for you to explore independently.
We will be visiting some of the most bewitching of places in the UK and arriving at the Isles of Scilly you will witness the grey Atlantic dissolving miraculously into turquoise, and white sandy beaches giving way to verdant islands and palm trees. The nurturing warm waters of the Gulf Stream have helped to create a microclimate endowing the islands with great botanical and ornithological diversity.
This is not a cruise which could be offered aboard a large cruise ship, but is an ideal itinerary for one the size of the all-suite MS Hebridean Sky with her ability to drop anchor and transfer guests ashore by Zodiac or local tender. With just over 100 passengers, we will not overrun the islands but instead will be absorbed into island life.
There is so much to see on the islands whether your interest lies in botany, ornithology, horticulture, maritime history or archaeology and the joy of many of the islands we will visit are the gentle walks along car-free lanes and paths, absorbing the flora and birdsong without the background hum of traffic and modern-day life. The islands are small, the walks undemanding and, instead of hopping on and off coaches, our transport will be provided by Zodiacs or local tenders.