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Loch Shiel Cruises

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Address: Glenfinnan, Scotland
Phone Number: 01687 470322
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A beautiful place to visit.Historic.

Glenfinnan was the area where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his Standard on the 19th August 1745. After winning over Macdonnell of Glengarry,Cameron of Locheil and Macdonald of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
stephen p
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Glenfinnan was the area where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his Standard on the 19th August 1745. After winning over Macdonnell of Glengarry,Cameron of Locheil and Macdonald of Clanranald he became legend for the Jacobite cause.Bonnie Prince Charlie landed at Borrodale near Arisaig in July that year. The monument stands proud with the Loch in the background. Also a nice place... More 

Thank stephen p
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

You cant really say you have done Glenfinnan unless you do this cruise. Its fantastic. Views of the viaduct the monument the scenery etc. An absolute must. I seen 1 negative comment on here. Sounds like someone who didnt book it. I booked i turned up i got an amazing trip.

Thank David B
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We did the Glenaladale cruise on the last day of the season for these wonderful cruises on Loch Shiel. Even though there were just the two of us booked on the cruise, Jim had no hesitation in taking us out. We had a marvelous cruise halfway down the loch, which included watching the jacobite steam train go over the viaduct.... More 

Thank Karen F
melton mowbray
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

When we started the cruise the most was so thick we couldn't see anything in front of us. So missed seeing the train going over the viaduct. However once the mists began to lift we could see the spectacular scenery. Well worth the money for two hour cruise. We hot hot chocolate and shortbread too. Serve yourself from the little... More 

Thank minty999
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We took the Gaskan cruise one sunny afternoon in August. Jim, the boat owner advised us to make use of the warm blankets he provides as there was a cool wind coming down the loch. He also provides binoculars to aid in spotting the local wildlife on the hills and in the air as the boat motors along. Jim provides... More 

Thank cornwall501
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Jim, the skipper, pays attention to detail in making his trip clients as comfortable as possible. A warm welcome, tea, coffee, alcoholic drinks and snacks, blankets and books written about the local area add to the wonderful scenery and his informative commentary. We did the full day Wednesday trip up the loch to Acharacle. We were very lucky with the... More 

Thank oldcrone90
Coventry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Had my second loch Shiel cruise of the year with captain Jim last monday 14 sept and it was wonderful. With the weather perfect it made a cruise worth remembering, we even spotted some high soaring eagles. Jim the boat owner is a very friendly chap who goes out of his way to ensure his passengers enjoy themselves, he,s so... More 

Thank Timothy D
Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We stayed 2 hours on the boat, entertained by Jim the owner, a very friendly guide who explained the life of the loch, the surrounding mountains, the wildlife. The weather was not brilliant, but there is a bar (quite cute) on board where you can get a hot drink and shortbread to keep you warm ! Even under dull weather,... More 

Thank Lasbareilles C
Liversedge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Pity about the weather but the trip with Jim was a delight. He could not have done more to make us welcome on board his beautifully restored launch. His knowledge of wildlife and the Loch was superb. Any visit to Glenfinnan should not miss a trip.

Thank Ralph W
Armidale, Australia
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We decided to take this two hour cruise of Loch Shiel, despite the overcast skies and the threat of rain. This cruise was one of the highlights of our visit to Scotland as we were able to experience the natural beauty of Loch Shiel and its environs. Although the threatened rain did arrive, ( in sudden, drenching bursts throughout the... More 

Thank Alice C

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