Scottish & Hebridean Cruises

Cruise Scotland and the Hebrides with our Scottish Cruise Itineraries.


Scottish Adventure Cruises

Explore Scotland from our vessel Nova Spero


Scottish Adventure Cruises

Our vessel, Nova Spero was completed in spring 2019 and has been converted from a wooden hulled fishing trawler.


Scottish Adventure Cruises

Our friendly crew will make sure you have a holiday to remember.


Scottish Adventure Cruises

Year around cruise options to book securely online.

Scottish Island & River Cruises onboard our converted trawler, Nova Spero

What we do

Scottish Cruises

Explore Scotland’s dramatic coastline with an unforgettable Scottish cruise adventure aboard our expertly converted wooden hulled trawler.

Skarvlines sets itself apart from other West Coast Cruise companies by combining both the West and East Coasts of Scotland with a trip around the top of mainland Scotland or through the Caledonian canal linking both in one cruise.   Combine this with wonderful food & drink, dramatic scenery, breathtaking wildlife & wild places and our expert local knowledge and we think we offer something really special.

New Scottish Cruises for 2021

Nova Spero will transport intrepid travellers who are seeking something more from their Scottish cruise holiday.
Guests will be offered a unique opportunity to see Scotland differently and explore her natural hidden gems well off the beaten track.

Scottish Cruise Adventures

Guests can choose from a selection of Scottish cruise itineraries which allows the chance to enjoy a fresh perspective on hill-walking & mountaineering in Scotland.   With access to remote munros and challenging natural climbing features, experiences can include Suilven, Stac Polly and Foinaven.  We can arrange, on request, the service of a qualified mountain guide who will meet you at an agreed location at your own expense.

Travel with us

Our Cruises

Winter North Coast 500 Cruise

Circumnavigate Scotland's North Coast with our Winter North Coast 500 by Sea Cruise. Experience one of Scotland's most famous routes from a different perspective with our last West to East cruise of the year.

£1,782 / person, 9 Night CruiseSubmit now

Winter West Coast Cruise

Winter in Scotland can be every bit as breathtaking as the summer months. The sunsets are the best at this time of year, too. Cruise the sheltered waters of the west coast with our Winter cruise.

£990 / person, 5 Night CruiseSubmit now

Orkney Special Cruise

Setting off from Inverness, we'll cruise the North East of Scotland before heading across to explore the Orkneys.

from £1,932 / person, 7 Night CruiseSubmit now

Hebridean Special Cruise – Outer Hebrides, Lewis & St Kilda

A relaxed cruise itinerary with plenty of time to explore the Outer Hebrides including Eriskay, Barra and South Uist as well as Harris or Lewis.  We will sail to St Kilda on the longer cruise before returning home via the Sound Of Harris, Skye and the Kyles.

from £2,760 / person, 10 Night CruiseSubmit now
The Kelpies at Falkirk

Forth Bridges Cruise

A special cruise taking in the 3 Forth Bridges, the Kelpies or the Falkirk Wheel, the Bass Rock and the Isle of May before heading back north again.

£2,995 / person, 10 Night CruiseSubmit now

Highlands to Islay Whisky Cruise

Spend 7 days cruising the West Coast of Scotland and exploring some of her finest whisky distilleries en route! Our May cruise takes in the famous Islay Feis.

£1,932 / person, 7 Night CruiseSubmit now

North Sea to North Atlantic Cruise including 3 Distilleries

This fantastic cruise takes you from Inverness around Scotland's north coast to Orkney, around Cape Wrath onward to Lewis & St Kilda before making our way back to Inverness via the Caledonian Canal.   En route we will visit 3 famous malt whisky distilleries.

£3,588 / person, 15 Night CruiseSubmit now

Caledonian Canal Cruise

A cruise along the Caledonian Canal is a most enjoyable trip which takes advantage of Scotland's calm inland waters whilst exploring some of her finest scenery. 

£1,380 / person, 5 Night CruiseSubmit now

Loch Ness Cruise

From mid-December we will base Nova Spero out of DochGarroch at Inverness, which will allow us to enter the Caledonian Canal at Clachnaharry.   During this cruise we will explore Loch Ness and all its wonders.

from £1,188 / person, 6 Night CruiseSubmit now

Norway Cruise

Each Year we will do a trip to Norway. This will follow some of the route of the famous Shetland Bus heading as far North as Bergen before returning to Scotland.

£3,900 / person, 13 Night CruiseSubmit now

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Scottish Island Cruises onboard our converted trawler, Nova Spero


Why Cruise Scotland?

Wherever you are in our beautiful country, you’re never far away from the water.

Cruise Schedule Changes due to Covid-19

Based on the guidelines from the Scottish Government and our insurers, we will hopefully be able to resume cruising from 7th September 2020.   All 2020 cruises have been reduced in price by 20% with further discounts available for private charters.  We’re also taking bookings on a risk-free basis for the rest of the year so if you cannot travel due to re-imposed or extended covid-19 restrictions or you have symptoms yourself, all money paid in advance will be refunded. 

Of course when we do cast off the lines with our first guests on board, we will be operating far differently from what our vision was back in 2018 in order to keep our customers and crew safe.  Our “new normal” will see staff and guests wearing suitable PPE, rigorous cleaning and sanitizing will be carried out to new industry standards with longer periods between cruises and we will be limiting the occupancy onboard to allow more space for guests to spread out and socially distance.  

Dining onboard will no longer be family style around a large table but in spaced at individual tables with staggered timing.  On the plus side, we will still have the fabulous Scottish larder to call upon for our menus with the freshest seafood & shellfish, a real treat for when lockdown is lifted.

We hope that you will join us for an adventure of a lifetime when its safe to travel again.  In the meantime, stay safe.

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