Boat trips to St.Kilda can run up to 6 times times per week between April and September, departing from Leverburgh harbour at 8am and returning around 7pm with 4.5 - 5 hours ashore, journey time each way is approx 2.5 hours. For more details on how the trip runs and to read our frequently asked questions, see our Booking Page.

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For the first half hour of the journey the boat heads west through the Sound of Harris from Leverburgh. If you look north, you can glimpse the mountains of North Harris, and the island of Taransay where the BBC filmed the reality television programme Castaway. From there it’s the open waters of the Atlantic until the boat arrives at St. Kilda. At the halfway point we cross the West of Hebrides Deep Water Tanker Lane where we occasionally pass huge 50,000 tonne tankers.

 

On the Island

Upon arrival at St Kilda, passengers are free to explore the main island at their leisure. You will be issued with a map and guide before you go ashore, and greeted by the National Trust Ranger who is resident on St Kilda for the summer. The boat crew and the National Trust Ranger are both available for any questions you may have about the island. 

The St Kilda museum, school and church provide a fascinating insight into the St Kildans’ way of life prior to their evacuation. The remains of the village, the graveyard and Second World War gun are all must see attractions.

The more ambitious traveller can embark upon scaling the slopes of Conachair & Oisebhal, to witness the breathtaking views from the top of the highest sea cliffs in the UK. The beach and village bay are perfect places to relax and soak up the atmosphere after a day's sightseeing. 

There are toilet facilities for visitors on the island (and on the boat). The National Trust souvenir shop opens for visitors just prior to our scheduled departure. 

On your return to the boat in the afternoon we provide refreshments and a slice of Flora's homemade gingerbread. Note that lunch is not provided and there are no catering facilities on the island, so you must remember to bring a packed lunch! 

Once the tea, coffee and cake have been served, we take you for a further tour around Boreray before returning home to Leverburgh. No visit to St.Kilda is complete without the breathtaking tour of Boreray and it's Stacs. This is the highlight of the St.Kilda trip and Sea Harris excel at ensuring this is a once in a lifetime passenger experience.

5 star
Rating

"Fantastic trip with SeaHarris to St Kilda from Leverburgh."
Tripadvisor review September 2014

"I am immensely grateful to Seumas and the crew of the Enchanted Isle. The place is extraordinary. "
Bill Bailey - comedian, actor, author
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"A dream come true!"
Tripadvisor review October 2014