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Address: Glenfinnan, Scotland
Phone Number: 01687 470322
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Jim is a great guide and teacher!! You could spend hours listening to him and still want to hear more!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Carrollton, Missouri
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Carrollton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Jim is a great guide and teacher!! You could spend hours listening to him and still want to hear more!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Well this is a beautiful loch and Jim, who owns the boat, is a very lovely man. He has a lot of knowledge of the wildlife and history of the area. You can take this trip as a one-way and catch the bus back (the bus meets the boat) or do a return trip. The boat has plenty of seating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Second trip to glenfinnan beautiful place to relax and take in the scenery on the boat trip with Jim and his dog mitchy no matter the weather well worth it didn't see the monster, might need to as Jim about her thou don't be fooled by the wee smile on his face when you ask she's out there waiting.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

This cruise really is a "must do" for anyone on holiday in the area . Many will come for The Jacobite steam train but this cruise merits equal ranking in my view and is worth a substantial detour.You will learn so much about local history and the native wildlife while seeing spectacular scenery unfold on both sides of you as... More 

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LochShielCruises, Owner at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this review

Many thanks for a great review, I'm pleased you enjoyed the cruise. More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This is our second year in the highlands and it would not be complete without a trip out with Jim, he is an amazing host and really knows his stuff, we seen Golden Eagles, Northern Black Throated Divers and the best of all White Tailed Sea Eagles, a cruise along loch shiel with Jim is a must for anyone in... More 

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Thanks for a great review, I'm glad you enjoyed the cruise. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Had the pleasure of a full Loch Tour on Wed 1/4/15 with Jim and Colin AKA Candle. ha ha. I could not have picked a better tour to have gone on, Jim was an absolutely brilliant skipper and knows so much about the loch and is such a friendly guy into the bargain. The boat itself has such a history... More 

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LochShielCruises, Owner at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Tim for a great review. Candles and I enjoyed meeting you and showing you the Loch. More 

Chester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Amazing day out - great value for money - comfortable boat - tea / coffee available if you want amazing scenery - saw red deer - golden eagle - didn't see the whitetail eagle - the skipper jim is extremely knowledgable and points out any wildlife and areas of interest . His associate was equally knowledgable and helpful . Had... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We particularly wanted to see Gaskan, the Wilderness home of Author Mike Tomkies for 13yrs. Pre holiday I emailed Jim to check we could take our 3 Border Terriers on board. Very quickly received a lovely reply and no problems taking the dogs. We did the Wednesday full day cruise on a lovely warm sunny day. The boat is well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this cruise leaves from Glenfinnan just outside the hotel. They offer various cruises, one hour, two or 2,5 hours. We did the Wednesday one, going the whole stretch of the loch. The one hour one affords you to have a look at the steamtrain crossing the viaduct. Jim, the skipper, is an old hand and tells a great, not too... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

In the programme of a visit to the West Highlands with my husband and two other people I included a cruise on Loch Shiel as a diversion, partly to see some new scenery accompanied by an expert, and partly to give my husband a rest from driving. I must say that we thoroughly enjoyed it! Jim was extremely pleasant, first... More 

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