Sailing to St. Kilda

It is the journey of a lifetime for many of us who are captivated by the story of its rugged coasts, beautiful and unique wildlife, and the story of the human population who abandoned their way of life, understandably, because it was just too hard to continue struggling to survive. The remaining population of just 36 residents voted to leave their home, the most remote populated part of the British Isles in 1930.

Their homes still stand as they were left almost 90 years ago as time and the weather work to gradually return the island of St. Kilda to nature.

It is a love Tom enjoys sharing with his crew and adventurers and stunning blue skies welcomed us to St Kilda Village Bay as we spend the night there last Saturday.

St. Kilda is a World Heritage Site, with a rich and varied wildlife population, and the largest Atlantic Puffin colony in UK waters.

Find out more about opportunities to visit St. Kilda with Tom Watson and La Girafe III either as a themed yacht cruise, or as part of our practical RYA courses. Sailing from the West Coast of Scotland; Badachro, Gairloch and Ardrossan.

St Kilda, Britain’s Loneliest Isle

This 1928 silent film is part of the UK Memory of the World Register, listed alongside the Domesday Book and Shakespeare’s works, indicating the importance of the Islands in understanding our history and heritage.

This fascinating recent video from The National Trust for Scotland gives an up-to-date glimpse of the St Kilda archipelago.

Contact Us

Tom & Sue Watson

Sail Badachro
Wester Ross
IV21 2AB

Email Sail Badachro

07983 616 405

RYA Training Centre

Our Seafaring Adventures

Skippered Charters

 For those familiar with the west coast of Scotland with a good idea of the itinerary they wish and would like the support of an experienced skipper to run the boat.



RYA Sailing Courses

We offer RYA practical sailing courses from Start Yachting to Yachtmaster Preparation on board our 40 foot training vessel La Girafe III.  Full Details including course dates and costs.


Themed Cruises

We are offering a number of themed cruises this year. These will work to a planned itinerary with flexibility built in to allow for prevailing conditions.