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“An unforgettably wonderful experience”
Review of Loch Shiel Cruises

Loch Shiel Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Loch Shiel is one of Scotland's largest inland freshwater lochs and is regarded as one of the few areas of true wilderness. Learn about the History & Geology of this area and share the local skippers' experience in spotting Golden & White-Tailed Eagles, Red Deer, Black-Throated Divers and a variety of Rare Wildlife.
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Went from Acharacle to Glenfinnan on the boat, then bus back to Acharacle. Views were stunning, and commentary on wildlife, history, and buildings from the boat's skipper was amazingly informative. Book in advance, and if wet or cold wrap up well!

2  Thank Hugh B
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"hour cruise"
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"the perfect host"
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"glenfinnan monument"
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"green isle"
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

A fantastic trip out on the loch. Really knowledgeable skipper in stunning surroundings. Binoculars and tartan rugs to borrow and an interesting commentary pointing out wildlife including deer and golden eagles. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

A great captain/guide, who knows every inch of the area, gives a really good commentary and knows when to talk and when to leave you just to enjoy the surroundings. The wildlife we saw was spectacular: deer, all kinds of birds and then - a golden eagle. That was the highlight of the trip. The boat is equipped with blankets and binos and you can sit in or out. It does get cold (and we went on a sunny September day), so wrap up well. There is also a serve-yourself bar which does hot and cold drinks and some biscuits/snacks. There's a toilet, 'hand-cranked', we were told, and no idea what that was like! (One of the passengers emerged and said it was fine, just different[!])
It cost £14, which I thought was very cheap for a two and a half hour trip.

Thank Kay327
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

A six hour plus cruise up and down a spectacular loch, with the chance of seeing wildlife along the lock side and clinging to the almost sheer cliff sides, or soaring above them. Jim is a great skipper and guide, laid back and constantly on the look out for the wildlife, yet completely attentive to his passenger's needs. You can get a bite to eat at the other end of the loch when there is a one and a half hour stop, but it's a bit of a dead end place so don't expect too much there. The day is all about the boat ride, and ate times almost drifting along at a pace to slow down time itself.

Brilliant.

Thank Roger N
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

This was a whistle stop tour to stay with friends with a (equally fabulous) B&B down the road. Although they live 10 minutes away and had recommended this boat trip, they had never actually experienced it for themselves. Well they were as blown away as we were. We had the boat, and indeed the Lock, to ourselves with Skipper Jim giving us the low down on the area. He was also great at spotting deer and eagles that we would have otherwise missed.

I really cannot recommend this trip highly enough - 3 hours sailing up the most beautiful loch - Awesome.

Thank Mojitomates
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