Small-Ship Expedition

Scotland Slowly

©Dennis Minty

Map

Scotland slowly 2023 map

Highlights

  • Stromness Orkney

    Travel in comfort to Scotland's farthest-flung islands, only accessible by sea

    Journey to Scotland’s farthest-flung islands, including the Shetlands, Orkneys, and Outer Hebrides, where crofters and fisherfolk live close to the sea and maintain an island way of life.

    Make landings by Zodiac in places otherwise inaccessible to travellers and visit the abandoned settlement at St. Kilda, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Ring of brodgar orkney standing stones

    Immerse yourself in history at standing stones, brochs, ruins, and castles

    Wander wide-eyed through Scotland’s rich and layered history that rises up from the ground to meet you.

    Visit archaeological ruins including standing stones, brochs, ancient complexes, and medieval castles.

    Learn about the English, Scots, Norse, Pictish, and Neolithic cultures that all made their mark in Scotland.

  • Fair Isle puffins

    Spot seabirds and whales in rich marine environments

    Peruse Scotland’s rocky coastlines that attract millions of seabirds, including northern gannets and puffins.

    Cruise the rich waters of the North Atlantic and North Sea that are favoured by numerous species of whales.

    Enjoy the springtime conditions that are excellent for viewing seabirds and spotting marine mammals.

  • Jura Distillers

    Sample fine Scotch straight from the source

    Visit small distilleries, famed the world over, that are home to some of Scotland’s most celebrated single malts.

    Tour these unique attractions, learn how Scotch is made, and sample some of the world’s finest straight from the source.

    On Islay and around the islands, where fresh water and characteristic peat are found in plenty, numerous Scotch distillers ply their unique trade.

  • Fingals Cave

    Get up-close-and-personal to some of Europe's finest cliffs and caves on daily Zodiac rides

    See for yourself why Felix Mendelssohn was inspired to write his overture The Hebrides after visiting Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa.

    Explore the rugged coastline and spot plentiful marine and bird life among Papa Stour’s cliffs, caves, sea stacks, and blowholes.

    Access uninhabited isles only reachable by Zodiac.

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Labrador

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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Travellers’ Testimonials

  • “The onboard team was outstanding! Definitely one of the best trips I've ever taken! I loved everything about this trip; the scenery was unbelievably beautiful, the people were friendly, and the staff were wonderful!”

    Candice Cooper

    Newfoundland Circumnavigation

  • “I was travelling alone, so I really appreciated how warm and welcoming everyone was. There was an impressive group of experts on board, and their enthusiasm was contagious.”

    Alma Beard

    Greenland and Wild Labrador

  • “I came home feeling like I had a college education! So much knowledge presented in a fun and easily understandable way.”

    Amy Powers

    Out of the Northwest Passage