Scotland Small-Ship Expedition Cruises

Explore Scotland’s farthest-flung islands, rich history, abundant wildlife, and renowned Scotch distilleries.

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Set out on a remarkable journey around the Scottish Isles on a small-ship expedition cruise. See standing stones, brochs, and ruins that offer a glimpse into the country’s fascinating history, and sample fine Scotch straight from the source.

Journey to Scotland’s farthest-flung islands, and get a glimpse into tranquil island life. Experience the majesty of the rugged coastline and spot plentiful marine and bird life on daily Zodiac cruises.

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  • Scotland, The Faroe Islands, and Iceland: North Atlantic Saga

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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.

Papa stour zodiac cruise

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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.

Standing stones cloudy day

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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.

Puffins bird watching

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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.

Zodiac cruise fingles cave

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About Adventure Canada

Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada is a family-run travel company specializing in small-ship expeditions to the world’s most beautiful and seldom visited coastlines.

Our pioneering approach to expedition cruises and small-group experiences emphasizes wildlife, culture, learning, and fun. We believe in the power of travel as a force for positive change in the world and strive to give back as much as we gain.

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