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Loch Shiel Cruises

Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
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Absolutely brilliant!

Went on the Loch Shiel cruise a couple of weeks ago when staying at Polloch. Had a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
webbyinneath
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South Wales
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You'll never get a better loch cruise than this - glorious scenery, wildlife and no other boats in sight!

Loch Shiel is a hidden gem in many ways. Perhaps unfairly overshadowed by the Glenfinnan viaduct... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colin S
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:45 - 16:30, 19:30 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the Loch Shiel cruise a couple of weeks ago when staying at Polloch. Had a fantastic time. I've been on wildlife trips/cruises all over the UK and further afield, and this has to be one of the very best. Watching a pair of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loch Shiel is a hidden gem in many ways. Perhaps unfairly overshadowed by the Glenfinnan viaduct, it is a large freshwater loch which runs all the way to Acharacle. The day cruise on a Wednesday takes you from Glenfinnan at one ent to Acharacle at...More

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LochShielCruises, Owner at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Colin for such a lovely review, I’m glad you enjoyed the day and hope you had a good evening in Glenfinnan.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of taking the boat trip as a group . It was excellent despite the weather ! well looked after and very informative thank you

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LochShielCruises, Owner at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. Indeed we didn't have the best day for the run on the Loch but it's good to experience it in all conditions. A good reason to come back on a fair day. Jim

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I agree with anther reviewer about Captain Jim, he must have done that cruise countless times but he was so interesting and had a wonderfully captivating way of telling you all about the wildlife and pointining it all out along the way, making you feel...More

1  Thank Marilyn S
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LochShielCruises, Owner at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks Marilyn for that great review. I still enjoy sailing on the Loch and giving folk a feeling for the area, especially in good weather. Jim

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Went on the Princes Bay cruise at 12:45 on a showery and breezy day. Having previously emailed to check availability of cruises we received a courteous reply informing us of another booking and availability of the cruises for our chosen day. Although we didn't see...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I have done the full loch cruise and it was absolutely wonderful. Saw so much wildlife and Jim was great to explain everything. Love it and would most definitely do it again.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Took the morning two hour cruise 1/2 way down Loch Shiel and back. Started with viewing of the Bonnie Prince Charlie monument and the Jacobite Steam train oing over the viaduct at the top of the Loch. Then cruised down admiring the beautiful Loch scenery...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is definitely a must for anyone visiting Loch Shiel; Jim was an excellent knowledgeable guide and has such a passion for what he does and is constantly watching for any wildlife in and around the beautiful Loch. The wonderful boat had everything one would...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great cruise down Loch Shiel today. Lots of wild life to see including Golden Eagles and Red Deer. There are binoculars and blankets on board for people to use. Little bar on board for tea/coffee and a wee dram. Would definitely recommend...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Just loved the trip down Loch Shiel with Captain Jim amazing us with all his local knowledge. A beautiful sunny day made this trip all the more special, and seeing the Sea Eagle and the black throated divers was an added plus. We had been...More

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JonG30
25 March 2018|
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Response from LochShielCruises | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry but unfortunately I'm having delays in getting through my surveys this year and I won't be starting for a few weeks yet. Jim
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RBdreamtripper
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Response from minty999 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to loch sheil cruises web site it has a time table of the different cruises on offer. You can always give them a ring they are really freindly and happy to answer any questions.
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