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Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises

The Pier Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BQ, Scotland
+44 1445 712636
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Great value

A super 2 hours exploring the islands and coastline under the guidance of a knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Warwick, United Kingdom
a true journey of marine wildlife

Ian, our guide explained everything you would like to no about seals, birds and fish. Very well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oss, The Netherlands
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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The Pier Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BQ, Scotland
+44 1445 712636
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A super 2 hours exploring the islands and coastline under the guidance of a knowledgeable and entertaining skipper. Whilst wildlife doesn't always do what we want, patience allowed us to see Minke Whale and juvenile, common and grey seals. Skuas,guillemots,tern,red throated diver, eider and many...More

Thank WarwickBlue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ian, our guide explained everything you would like to no about seals, birds and fish. Very well boattrip what leaves nothing unanswerred. It was a very interresting trip and very learning. Keep up the good work on the study of marinelive and keep informing the...More

Thank awittenberg67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sailed out in the afternoon although the rain joined us that did not dampen the cruise in anyway. What a fantastic time had by all. Ian is so knowledgeable about the wildlife and its surroundings and he was brilliant with the children. He knew...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The boat trip was very enjoyable, despite a shortage of wildlife. Dolphins were distant and the seal was asleep in the water. But it was a lovely afternoon and I got to see, from the boat, the mountain I climbed the day before. The skipper...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We were very happy with the clean, well-equipped boat and the very experienced skipper on this cruise. There was seating for everyone. The history and geology of the area was as much. A topic for discussion as the local marine life, which was great for...More

1  Thank SnowGoddessDiva
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went out with my family and a full boat load on a glorious afternoon. As with the majority of people who sign up for the trip you are expectig to see some wildlife - notably Dolphins! But the trip itself is a pleasure in its...More

1  Thank simon c
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The tour guide and sailor is amazing. So knowledgeable and he has a real passion for all the animals!!!! We saw mine whale,seals and loads of dolphin who swum behind the boat it was great!!!! I would without a doubt recommend and should I return...More

1  Thank EmilyWheller
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A good trip out in a boat. Ian, our skipper, is very knowledgable about the area and the marine wild life. We saw porpoises from a distance, common seals and sea birds. No dolphins or whales seen today but still enjoyable trip. Sailings are weather...More

Thank Myra W
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We spent a wonderful two hours on Starquest in rain and mist out on Gairloch today. We had booked as two couples and felt as though we had booked a private charter as there was no one else with us and therefore we had the...More

1  Thank jenny_orme
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We looked at various sea trips and this looked like the best value. It was originally meant to be 2 hours, but he asked us to get there early, so we could go out for longer, and were out almost 3 hours. The chap was...More

Thank Maureen B
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Lynne R
What time do trips depart in July?
18 July 2016|
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Response from ianfrench | Property representative |
the cruises are daily at 10am.12.30 15.00 and 17.15.all subject to weather and availability.
Are dogs allowed on your boat?
3 June 2016|
Response from ianfrench | Property representative |
thank you for your enquiry,unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs on the marine wildlife cruises as we try to get close to animals like seals and otters and birds,also we do not have lifejackets for dogs.we are able to... More