In 2013 Derek Gordon founded www.gotostkilda.co.uk
as the only provider of day and camping trips from Skye to St Kilda. ‘Go to St Kilda’ was awarded Visit Scotland 5*, won ‘Best outdoor activity/ experience’ at the Highlands and Islands tourism awards 2016 and 2017, and at end of 2017, all 200+ Tripadvisor reviews were 5*. At the end of 2017 the business was sold to Sea Skye Marine who continue to operate the business.
Having sold ‘Go to St Kilda’, Derek has had the opportunity to fulfil an ambition to provide amazing bird watching and wildlife tours as well offering the opportunity for visitors to explore the fantastic coastline around the north and west of Scotland including Cape Wrath, Old Man of Stoer and the cliffs of Handa Island. In summer 2018 North Coast Sea Tours was born! The biggest adventure of the 2018 season was fulfilling a customer group booking to visit the uninhabited Islands of North Rona, Sula Sgeir and Flannan Islands all in one day! We set off at 0630 and having spent between one and two hours exploring each island, we returned from the amazing 215 nautical mile voyage at 2130