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“Amazing dolphins with a couple of metres” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Trips Avoch

Dolphin Trips Avoch
Harbour Office | Pierhead, Avoch IV9 8PT, Scotland
01381 622383
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Avoch
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Amazing dolphins with a couple of metres”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We went straight to this village because the trip advisor recommendation is so good and we were not disappointed. The boat is driven by a very friendly man, full of interesting information. The boat goes quite fast, which excited the kids, we found dolphins and spent twenty mins with them following them along, at times they got within a couple of metres. An exceptional trip and very good value. Would have been fun without the dolphins, but they made it very special

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Would highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Was very impressed by this little boat trip- we started to see dolphins within the first 15 mins of leaving the harbour, they came really close to the boat and we even saw dolphins jumping out of the water from a short distance. I was not fully expecting to see any dolphins this close after talking to some of the locals so was pleasantly surprised. For only £13 per adult I would highly recommend this trip.

Visited September 2012
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Amazing trip... would 100% recommend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Really surprised to read some of the previous negative comments on here - could not fault this trip in the slightest following our experience this morning!

Both Gwyn and Paula were lovely and took us out at very short notice. The boat is perfect for the job and allowed us to see dolphins all around us. The type of engine on the boat ('Waterjet' engine) meant the dolphins loved swimming around the boat and one youngster kept weaving from one side to the other - stunning!

At the end, Gwyn went out of his way to show us some walks in the local area so that we could also enjoy the local nesting sites of Ospreys and Peregrine Falcons.

At £13 per person for a full hour, this represented fantastic value for money - a trip not to be missed...

Visited July 2012
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Glasgow
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“A Good Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Was a lovely trip and the owner was friendly and interesting. Saw a few dolphins.

Visited May 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Avoch Dolphin watching boat trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Skipper was charming and helpful, informative and knowledgeable about his subjects. Went out of his way to make sure we saw the seal
colony, and as a bonus as it was NOT guaranteed, cut the engine so we could see a
young dolphin and its mother swim around and under the boat. Could not have enjoyed
the experience more, and Glyn seemed very pleased that we had enjoyed our trip with
him and his lovely dog Spud. Worth every penny and would recommend to anyone with
the proviso that a sighting is NOT guaranteed. We read the previous reviews and could
by no means imagine Glyn to be anything other than pleasant and polite, he was so well
mannered.

Visited June 2012
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