WILDLIFE

When you go on a day trip with Kilda Cruises we can guarantee that you will see extraordinary and beautiful wildlife in one of the world’s most unspoilt environments.

From your vantage point on board the Hirta you are likely to see dolphins, basking sharks, minke whales and, occasionally, orca (killer whales) as well as graceful birds including sea eagles and golden eagles. The clear waters of the Atlantic are a superb habitat for many species of aquatic life.

 

 

Bird life

Northern Gannet

Northern Gannet

Photo by James Smith

Gannets surrounding Boreray

Gannets surrounding Boreray

Photo by Jim Richardson

Puffin

Puffin

Photo by Arpat Ozgul

Baby Gannet

Baby Gannet

Photo by Arpat Ozgul

Fulmer

Fulmer

Photo by Arpat Ozgul

Great Skua (Bonxie)

Great Skua (Bonxie)

Photo by Arpat Ozgul

Gannets

Gannets

Photo by Arpat Ozgul

Beware of the low flying Skuas

Beware of the low flying Skuas

Sea life

Killer Whales (Orcas)

Killer Whales (Orcas)

Photo by Brian Aitkin

Common dolphin

Common dolphin

Photo by Kilda Cruises

Basking Shark

Basking Shark

Baby Seal

Baby Seal

Photo by Arpat Ozgul

Minke Whale

Minke Whale

Seals

Seals

Photo by Arpat Ozgul

Killer Whales

Killer Whales

Photo by Kilda Cruises

Dolphin

Dolphin

Each island has its own character, be it with flawless white beaches, carpets of tiny wild flowers or animal life unique to that island. For example, a day trip to St Kilda is a lifetime’s ambition for many, filled with anticipation and excitement. Wherever you go, allow yourself to become absorbed by the tranquility and the magnificent variety of animal and plant species in one of the last great wildernesses.

 

  • St Kilda - puffin, gannet, guillemot, petrels, St Kilda wren, fulmar, Soay sheep, St Kilda field mouse, rare flowering plants and lichens, whales, shark and dolphins.

  • Shiant Isles - puffin, kittiwakes, fulmar, guillemot, razorbills, golden eagle, oystercatchers, seals, blue shark.

  • Monach Isles - National Nature Reserve with large colony of grey seals, also terns, herons and fulmars and numerous species of beautiful wild flowers and plants.

  • Rona - Natural Nature Reserve with fulmar, petrel, guillemot, puffin and grey seals. Also extensive rare plant life.

Land Animals

Soay Sheep

Soay Sheep

Photo by Arpat Ozgul

St Kilda Field Mouse

St Kilda Field Mouse

Soay Sheep

Soay Sheep

Photo by Arpat Ozgul

Varying colours of Soay sheep

Varying colours of Soay sheep

Photo by Kilda Cruises

Providing daily boat trips to St Kilda from the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland since 2005.

 

 

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