It’s warm and cosy on board St Hilda and you’ll find buttery Scottish shortbread waiting for you. The saloon has comfy seating with a fold-down table for dining and playing games or cards. Old brass lights, clocks, barometer, compass and gleaming wood add to the nautical feel and plenty of windows let light – and sunshine – flood in. Sunsets will shine through with incredible effect. A compact galley has everything you need to cook, but a five-minute drive will take you to Oban for a good choice of mainly seafood restaurants.
On warmer days you’ll be up on the deck, surrounded by views of the shoreline and mountains and the islands of Mull and Lismore. Eat up here while spotting wildlife: otters, seals and many birds including the white tailed eagle.
There are grand walks to white sandy beaches, boat trips for fishing or to other islands, food shops in Oban and grand castles and gardens to explore.