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Loch Shiel Cruises

Glenfinnan, Scotland
01687 470322
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Glenfinnan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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English first
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

we booked a private 2 hour charter with Captain Jim for our wedding day. We had 20 guests who loved it. Jim gave commentary and pointed out a pair of golden eagles. Would highly recommended a cruise, great value.

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Chard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Jim provides an interesting and informative commentary and is a considerate host. He is also quick.to see and point out the wildlife on the shores of the Loch. This year was our third visit and we will be back next year. Thanks Jim :-)

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loch Shiel is wonderful - a gorgeous loch surrounded by impressive mountains - and you can do a cruise in the mornings, afternoons or all day (in September 2014 the all-day cruises were on Wednesdays only). Wrap up warm and take your binoculars - though to be honest, even if you don't, Jim (your captain and guide) sets out equipped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I went on a cruise with Loch Shiel Cruises with my wife and a sizeable number of her American relatives who were over for our wedding. We all had a great time on the cruise. Jim, the Captain knows the area like the back of his hand and was able to point out groups of red deer as well as... More

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dereham norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A real treat with unbelievable views! Jim, who owns the boat and his dog. have a great eye for wildlife and knows a lot of interesting facts. Really recomended

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Almost cancelled weather in Archaracle so bad but glad we didn't Jim made us very welcome & his dog! mist cleared & the sun shone only 4 on board. Amazing scenery with help from Jim were able to photograph Red Deer, Eagles & best of all Black Throated Divers. HIghly recommend an afternoon aboard Sileas. Thank you really enjoyed it.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Despite poor weather, the full loch cruise proved to be fascinating and scenic. Jim Michie's entertaining commentary covered the Jacobite connections, the social history of the area, the wildlife (sightings not guaranteed - its wild!), anecdotes etc. All in the glorious setting of Loch Shiel, with the Glenfinnan monument and viaduct as the backdrop. Good value; highly recommended.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

What an excellent time we had! We took the 2.5 hr Sunday cruise and from the moment on board we felt comfortable and welcome. The Captain was both knowledgable and wise, giving enough information without speaking all the time. He gave out blankets and had spare binoculars. We saw eagles and red deer (far away but fun). I did not... More

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great trip. We took our 3 year old grandson and 70+ mum and they both loved it. We took the 1 hour trip which was good value at £10. The weather was great, the scenery is magic but it is the skipper who makes this. Jim is a genial host, informative and engaging. If you are anywhere... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It seems there are three options; a one hour, a two and a half hour and a three and a half hour cruise on offer each covering a part of the loch proportionate to the duration. We took the two and a half hour cruise and it was every bit as good as I'd hoped. Jim Michie who runs the... More

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