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Review of Sealife Glass Bottom Boat Cruises

Sealife Glass Bottom Boat Cruises
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Gairloch
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Amazing Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

This boat was fab, I would definitely recommend, I would say its worth the money. Each passenger has thier own looking spot, to view the seabed. We saw sea urchins, huge starfish, small fish, Scallops, mussels sea slugs, and hundreds of crabs! We saw a common seal basking in the sun,
It made all the passengers smile, I think its a fantastic boat, with a very knowledgeable skipper.
Great for family trips out.

Visited July 2012
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Le Vesinet, France
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“Disappointing. Do not trust advertisment.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

Whilst booklet is showing seals and dolphins, the owner will take you in three spots near the coasts and all you will see is what is there : some little star fish, small crabs, anemons, hidden scallops or urchins.

Nothing highly spectacular except if you have never seen this type of common animals we all can see at sea.

So if you come here to see dolphins or seals, as we said to the owner, do not go with this company and its little boat as there is very few chances you will see any.

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150amc, Owner at Sealife Glass Bottom Boat Cruises, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Thank you for your comment.
We are sorry you didn't enjoy your cruise with us. We pride ourselves on being honest about what you will see, what you generally see and what you will not see.
Unfortunately any Wildlife Cruises cannot guarantee what will be around at any given time.
Underwater is our speciality, we always see a wide variety of marine life including different types of Starfish, Sea Anemones, Crabs, Sea Urchins, Scallops and at least 10 different varieties of seaweed which are home to even more marinelife.
If you visit Gairloch again we would like to extend a warm welcome for you to join one of our cruises free of charge.
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

We took the whole family, Richard and Jill were extremely good with the children. The trip was informative, interesting and good value. A must do....

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“Excellant, interesting, informative and enjoyable for all the family.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

You are certainly well looked after from the second you make contact all the way to leaving at the end of your trip.

We were provided with jackets in case anyone got cold, this IS Scotland after all!

Younger passengers are given a clipboard and checklist of things to look out for, though ours couldn't drag herself away from the glass long enough to take many notes!


The view you get through the glass is stunning, all the fun of diving without getting wet!


Everything they said you would see we did, in the words of our 9 year old "they didn't lie to you telling you you would see things just to get you on their boat" and she also says it was well worth the money. I have to agree, it wasn't at all expensive and definitely worth it.

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Eastwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“View of sea bed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Went on this little 1 and half hour trip with my husband. The view of the sea bed was amazing. Saw starfish,sea,urchins,crabs,muscles,sea anenomes,seaweed and lots more. This was a good experiences to view sea bed close up without going sea diving. Went from Gairloch harbour into some of the lochs and also got to see sea-lions on the rocks, different types of birds and otters. Worth the money.

Visited May 2012
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