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Barra Fishing Charters

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Reviewed August 12, 2019

We have been on Boy James before and experienced such a memorable day - hence the repeat booking (by me) for my birthday (as my birthday treat) ..... and we were not disappointed. Thank you to Francis and Becca for a brilliant treat for the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jim569
Reviewed August 2, 2019

We three ladies were very fortunate to book with Francis and his colleague last minute whilst staying in Castlebay. We travelled on the tour on a scorching Thursday (1-8-19). Wonderful crossing, with tea/coffee on offer. The scenery and wildlife is something to behold. Once arriving...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Junia M
Reviewed May 30, 2019

The 'Boy James' is going strong and has Frances at the helm now and he knows how to put on a day out. From Castlebay to Mingulay via a pod of basking sharks that swam right up to the boat and then landing supplies on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tartanlegend
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful trip out to Mingulay on The Boy James. Skipper and daughter lovely hosts. Mingulay fantastic place to visit. We walked up hill and watched birds nesting on enormous sea cliffs. Journey back included travelling around Mingulay seeing many more cliffs, caves and birds. Really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rach B
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Just returned from the most amazing trip aboard the Boy James to Mingulay. Weather was fantastic, slight swell on the water when we were landing and had to land on a slightly more rocky spot. It all added to the excitement. Most folk headed towards...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

This trip to Mingulay was up there with out top experiences as we travelled through the Outer Hebrides, and made all the better by wonderful weather. The experience on this peaceful island was wonderful in itself with close encounters with nature including Grey Seals, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We traveled to Mingulay on the Boy James on Friday 26th April 2018. We were lucky - it was the last day of our holiday and the first Mingulay trip of the year. The weather was cold but glorious. There was a slight swell on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Julie C
Reviewed August 4, 2017

We were lucky enough to book a trip to Mingulay on our last day at Barra. Our previous booking had been cancelled due to the sea conditions. Mingulay is beautiful and unspoilt allowing the wildlife to flourish. The climb up to the cliff was not...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank G1155IUpeterw
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Had a wonderful day trip to Mingulay on "The Boy James" The trip out and back was relatively smooth. The scenery and wildlife amazing. The skipper and his mate where very good. Giving a commentary about the wildlife and the sea cliffs on the way...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Karen F
Reviewed July 10, 2017

My husband and myself were due to go to Mingulay on the Boy James boat yesterday. 10 minutes before we were due to go, our hotel informed us that the trip had been cancelled, no explanation was given. Very disappointing. I left a voicemail asking...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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November 2, 2016|
Response from 514austent | Reviewed this property |
I did see people fishing the reservoir, when I was on Barra. Brown Trout. One was a local man, but I have no idea who to ask. call the tourist information office in Castlebay. I'm sure they would know the answer. cheers.