Skarvlines

Scottish & Hebridean Cruises

Cruise Scotland and the Hebrides with our Scottish Cruise Itineraries.

Skarvlines

Scottish Adventure Cruises

Explore Scotland from our vessel Nova Spero

Skarvlines

Scottish Adventure Cruises

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

Skarvlines

Scottish Adventure Cruises

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

Skarvlines

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 guests who are seeking something more from their Scottish cruise holiday.  Our passengers have a unique opportunity to see Scotland differently and explore her natural hidden gems well off the beaten track.

To view our 2021 cruises, click here.

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

Loch Linnhe, Oban & Mull Cruise

Starting and ending in Fort WIlliam, this taster 4 night cruise is the perfect way to explore the inland waters of Loch Linnhe & Loch Leven before heading out via Oban through the sound of Mull to Tobermory.

from £800 /person 4 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

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. 

from £990 / person, 5 Night CruiseSubmit now

What our Guests

Think

The crew are friendly and try to accommodate your requirements, however, this is a former working fishing boat so sea states can make it difficult to get food and hot beverages whilst at sea. However, the crew endeavoured to accommodate. The lounge is very comfortable, however there are no permanent facilities for sitting out on deck, again the crew will move chairs around the deck to assist. Safety is a key feature and therefore when on deck the crew are keen for you to wear a life jacket all are provided and are very clean.

Nina Gaubert, Bishop Stortford

I have had the privilege of going to some remarkable places and experiencing some extraordinary journeys. I have visited Antarctica, rounded Cape Horne four times, and gone from Prague to Odessa by train. I have done nothing quite like my recent trip around the North of Scotland however. The journey started in Inverness. We then travelled via Wick, Orkney (Kirkwall and Stromness), the Old Man of Hoy, and Loch Eriboll. We rounded the point of Ness coming ashore on Hirta the main island in the Saint Kilda archipelago. From there we motored to Barra, Eriskay, Tobermory, Glencoe, Kinlochleven and eventually back to Inverness, via the Caledonian Canal. Saint Kilda was of course special, but the transportation, the Nova Spero equally so. Built in Abroath in 1973, she is one of the last carvel built ships to issue from a UK shipyard. Most UK fishing boats are steel and have been for the last 50 years. The people on the journey were special too. John MacInnes, the Master Mariner owner of the vessel shared captaincy with Bill Summers. Bill is one of the best known (fishing boat) owner skippers in the UK. He has fished the waters around Scotland for over forty years and achieved a well deserved reputation for wit, wisdom, instinct, skill and timing. I felt very comfortable, having John and Bill in charge when we encountered turbulent waters. I felt they could sail to hell and back, without breaking sweat. Likewise it was a privilege to get to know Kevin the ship's engineer and Jim, the cook, steward and deckhand; according to circumstance.

Bill Watts, London

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Scottish Island Cruises onboard our converted trawler, Nova Spero

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