Terms and Conditions


Pre-booking is essential. Reservations will only be confirmed on receipt of payment.


Kilda Cruises reserves the right to cancel any cruise where the minimum number of passengers is not reached. In such cases where there are insufficient passenger numbers, Kilda Cruises has a liability to the Customer to return the full amount of monies paid for the cruise. In the event of any emergency or event occurring preventing Kilda Cruises from operating the scheduled sailing then Kilda Cruises may, by returning all money paid and without further or other liability, cancel the booking.

Where the Customer cancels a reservation, refunds will be given under the following conditions:

For full boat charters:

No refunds are offered on any boat trips if the passenger is late or unable to find the departure points.

3. REFUNDS IN CASE OF CANCELLED TRIP (due to extenuating circumstances)

In the case of a trip being cancelled the Customer is responsible for contacting Kilda Cruises to obtain a refund as Kilda Cruises does not keep card or bank details once a deposit has been paid.


All our trips are subject to weather conditions. It is very important that contact is made with all passengers the night before the trip to confirm that the weather is suitable for the cruise. Therefore passengers are required to provide Kilda Cruises with a phone number for when you are in Harris. Kilda Cruises can be contacted on 01859 502060 or 07760 281804. On some occasions the decision on whether a trip will go or not will be left to the morning of the trip.


Whilst Kilda Cruises gives advice on estimated departure time, journey time, and return time in good faith, because of operational factors beyond its control it does not guarantee the start or completion of any sailing in any specific time and will not accept any liability for any additional expense, cost, loss, delay or inconvenience caused by the actual times of the departure and return.


Hirta and Orca II are fitted with the very latest safety equipment and all of our crew members are fully trained and qualified to meet the requirements of Marine Safety Regulations.


Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


All personal belongings and goods are brought and left on board the vessel at the passengers own risk. Kilda Cruises can accept no liability for loss, theft or damage from any cause unless such loss, theft or damage arises from the negligence of Kilda Cruises or its employees.


We recommend that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks. All Passengers undertake the trip at entirely their own risk. Kilda Cruises cannot be held responsible (save where prescribed by statute) for any injuries, illness, loss of property, theft or damage occurring during a trip, whilst on any of the islands you may be landed on, or travelling to or from the sailing departure point.

Departure times are as stated for your chosen trip, however, all other timings for the duration of your trip are approximate and very occasionally, can be slightly later than stated. Kilda Cruises cannot be held responsible for any additional costs incurred or inconvenience caused due to timings not running as stated.


Passengers must be alert to all safety notices displayed on the vessel and to announcements made on the vessel and comply with all proper requests of the Skipper and Crew.


The owner will only use any individual information obtained from the customer lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

December 2018 Version