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Shearwater Cruises

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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About Shearwater Cruises
The Summer Queen operates out of Ullapool Harbour during the summer. We sail through Lochbroom, Annat Bay and the Summer Islands, taking in the Scoraig and Coigach peninsulas and some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife in the world!We offer 4 hour morning cruises to the Summer Isles, landing on Tanera Mor (the last inhabited island in the group and home to the last independent Post Office in the UK!).In the afternoon we have a 2 hour cruise in Lochbroom and Annat Bay, that takes in either Isle Martin, or the inner Summer Isles, depending on weather and wildlife conditions/sightings.We encounter all types of wildlife from sea birds and Eagles to porpoise, dolphin and even whales. Sightings change from day to day but the views and scenery are always spectacular.We have a bar/saloon aboard offering snacks and drinks, toilets, and we have experienced crew who will share their knowledge and love of the area and wildlife encountered.Please note we do not sail if the weather turns poor, and do not currently sail on Sundays. Please contact us to discuss bookings - groups and family bookings welcome.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The booking part is a bit tricky because they don't have a proper form in the website from where is possible to choose a day and book, but you need to call them or eventually send an email. I sent an email and I have...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw amazing views and wildlife but the boat is so noisy you cannot hear the commentary unless the boat has stopped briefly. The crew were a grumpy pair and sounded very bored and uninterested in their job. Maybe a thank you or goodbye at the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the favourite activities on our NC500 tour. We booked late and asked to be put on a waiting list, only to get a call 1/2 hour later to hear there was a cancellation. We could not belief our luck, a blue sky, wind...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well-run excursion. Clean comfortable boat. Unfortunately not much around in the sea - just a few seals - but we did get a long look at a white-tailed sea eagle.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Frances B
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Excellent sea life guide, beautiful views. Saw a school of dolphins that played around the boat. Worth it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank loztep
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

This 2.25 hour boat tour was worth the price and the time. I enjoyed the commentary and seeing the seals and the birds. The isles were beautiful. This is a great activity to do in the afternoon in Ullapool. Be sure to dress warmly because...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

Very helpful booking office, good views of many birds, two prolonged sightings of sea eagles and a really good minke whale spot. It came up several times. Interesting commentary and a boat with comfort and visibility. Love the Summer Isles..

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Two days in Ullapool and we are so pleased we had time for this cruise on 7 June. Always expect the unexpected and we can only say a big thank you for the unexpected!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank white_eagle100
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We went on the boat to kill some time and hoped to see something, but were not prepared for the number of Dolphins we came across! The skipper aborted the cave/island visit to stay with the Dolphins, must have been 30/40 of them playing for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robtheplod
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Annette at the booking office was delightful, and the trip was nice. We saw seals, eagles, gannets and dolphins feeding, and the beautiful Summer Isles. The Captain did a great job. However, there was one big drawback for us. If you are one of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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