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“Amazing experience - a must see”
Review of Sea Harris

Sea Harris
Ranked #2 of 6 Tours in Isle of Harris
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

My dad, my uncle and I booked with Sea Harris to go out to St Kilda on Friday 12 August. Although the mist didn't lift when we were there, the whole experience was incredible. The mist actually added to intrigue and mystique of the islands. These islands were inhabited for thousands of years until, in the 1930's, they had to be evacuated. It's incredible, trying to cast your mind back, to consider how these people lived and survived for so long.

We were picked up from Leverburgh, in the south of Harris, at 07.45 by Peter and John, the Sea Harris boys, and the trip out took around 2 hours 45 minutes. Both Peter and John were happy to answer all of our questions and were really knowledgeable about the islands. When we arrived, we were transported to the island on a small rib and picked up again at around 15.30, where the lads had a cup of tea and a bit of cake waiting on us. Then came the tour of the sea stacs, which was just incredible, where we were taken round the highest cliffs and stacs in the UK; populated by huge colonies of sea birds. It was amazing! The trip back in took around 2 and a half hours, during which John kept us all entertained - ask him about his antics on Lovers Rock! As we drew back in to Leverburgh, we were all offered a brandy which was a nice touch after a long day.

As mentioned in my title review, St Kilda is a must see. And when you decide to go, book with Sea Harris - you'll be in excellent hands!

1  Thank innestully
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

When we left it was quite misty and a horrible dreich day.Not sure what the day would hold due to the weather.Arrived at Hirta, team work transported us safely to the Island.Eventually the sun came out and we managed to get some photos, an amazing island the mist lending to the aura and uniqueness of the Island.The icing on the cake were the stacs, could not believe the sheer volume of birds.The sun came out and it was beautiful blue skies, Seamus and John are really knowledgeable pointing out the different types of birds, they work really well together and passenger comfort and safety is paramount.Great seaworthy boat and really comfortable seats.
A pod of common dolphin came alongside which rounded the trip of nicely.
A magic experience,

Thank Venturer42
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was a fantastic trip. Seamus and his team were really helpful, and even made cake for us when we left the Island. Seamus was well organised and gave us a tour of the Stacs on the way back. I dont go online often, but recommend Seamus and his boat.

2  Thank Tony309
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is our third trip to the archipelago of St Kilda and similar to the first two trips it was amazing and awe inspiring. All three visits have been with Sea Harris and Seamus and his team are second to none when it comes to looking after their passengers. On our latest visit on June 17th 2013 our captain was Innes and he did a fabulous job both going and coming back to Leverburgh, he of course was ably assisted by his side kick John who as always did a fabulous job of attending to the passengers needs and making sure he was available to assist as required. John also did an excellent job of regaling the passengers with the history of the archipelago and facts about the abundant bird life that live on the group of islands. When you go to Kilda, which you must, make sure you go with SEA HARRIS and enjoy the pleasure of spending a day at sea and on shore with Seamus and John....You will be glad you did. This trip is one that should be on everyone's bucket list, you will not regret becoming part of the adventure....Oh and one final thing, when you do go be sure to ask John all about the lovers rock on Hirta....you will experience 50 shades of red....Sorry John I couldn't resist.
A fabulous trip,indulge yourself,take the trip to St Kilda and oh yes be sure to go with Sea Harris to experience the personal caring touch. Thanks again Gordon & Karen.

Thank scottravel
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

An amazing and unforgettable trip. After the weather conditions prevented us making it out on either of the days we had originally booked, Skipper Seumus went out of his way to squeeze us onto the next trip a day later and even made a special extra journey to drop us off on Berneray because our previous accommodation in Leverburgh was fully booked - what a fantastic service!
Seumus and crewman John looked after us brilliantly with great humour, stories, lots of information and lovely ginger cake! St Kilda was a fascinating place to visit and the trip around Boreray and the sea stacs was absolutely stunning. It's a long trip out there but makes you appreciate the isolation of the place and the journey is most definitely worth it.

1  Thank Cathy M
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