The Isle of May in Scotland is owned and managed by Scottish Natural Heritage as a National Nature Reserve and is an important breeding ground for approximately one-quarter of a million seabirds. In fact, over 40,000 puffin burrows have been counted as occupied. Not only kittiwakes, shags, eiders, and guillemots but also Razorbills, Arctic Terns, Sandwich Terns and Common Terns, Lesser Gulls, Herring Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls nest here. View more
“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.
The Expedition team will accompany you in different level walks, highlights of which are a myriad of breeding seabirds, and historical sites such as The Beacon - Scotland's oldest lighthouse, built in 1636 and The Main Light - built in 1816, an imposing stone building with its light nearly 80ft above the ground, and St Adrian's Priory, built by the Abbot of Reading in 1145, as many as 13 monks lived there, supported by lands and tithes from the surrounding mainland countryside.