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Loch Shiel Cruises

Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
+44 7946 842732
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Highly recommended

I went on the Wednesday cruise that goes the full length of the loch to Acharacle. On the way back... read more

Reviewed yesterday
IanCLondon
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London
Can't rate highly enough!

If you're looking for something different to the normal touristy stuff to do around the area, then... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
craig1421
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Blairgowrie, 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 yesterday

I went on the Wednesday cruise that goes the full length of the loch to Acharacle. On the way back we were fortunate enough to get close to three black-throated divers. We also saw two sea eagles. Skipper Ali and his two wildlife and cultural...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for something different to the normal touristy stuff to do around the area, then this is it! Beautiful setting with two of the best tour guides we've encountered, Ben and Aly, who were really informative about the area and were a great...More

Thank craig1421
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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review and for coming out on the boat. Aly and Ben loved having you on board and glad you will be coming back again- see you then!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon cruise on board MV Sileas with Aly and Ben. Ben told us of the history of the loch and the surrounding landscape while keeping a sharp eye on the sky for wildlife. Aly let our two youngest boys have a...More

Thank patch72
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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased the children loved their trip and you were fortunate with the Golden Eagle. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My travel buddy and I originally went to Glenfinnan to see the viaduct, but it ended up being so much more than that. We finished the hike early in the day and the gentleman at the train station recommended going on the cruise at lunchtime....More

Thank Lori C
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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was great meeting you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your trips with us. Have a great time in Scotland!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cruise was informational, beautiful, and relaxing. The departure was timed with the Jacobite Train crossing the viaduct (of Harry Potter fame) and was a great way to start the cruise. The wildlife viewing and history surrounding the area was informative, but most of all...More

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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise. We shall certainly make more of a deal about Harry Potter! Hope to see you onboard again sometime.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Wednesday loch cruise. Great trip say Black throat Dvers. Well worth the trip.Excellent information from the crew.

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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to review your cruise. So pleased that the Black throated divers were there for you. We look forward to seeing you again one day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pre-booked two places on the Evening Piper Cruise along the beautiful Loch Shiel on 7th June 2018 whilst on holiday in the Scottish highlands - and what a fantastic experience it turned out to be. When the evening arrived, after a bar meal of...More

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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review. We are so pleased the piping cruise was the highlight of your holiday. They are certainly becoming more and more popular now! Thank you for coming and we hope to see you again one day.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We had a wonderful cruise with Skipper Aly and crew Ben from Loch Shiel. They were very knowledgeable and treated all the passengers as if they were personal friends. The boat seems very well maintained with a photographic history of restoration on board.We were treated...More

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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review, we are pleased you had a wonderful cruise and found it interesting. We hope to welcome you back one day.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We picked up a leaflet advertising this cruise when visiting Ben Nevis towards the end of our holiday and booked the 2 hour cruise on our last day in Scotland. If only we had known about it sooner, we would have gone on the full...More

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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review, we are glad you had a great time on the loch with us and look forward to welcoming you back next year.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Most people will visit Glenfinnan for the 'Harry Potter' viaduct, but there's more to do than just that. Loch Shiel is a beautiful loch and it's really worthwhile to explore it by boat. Loch Shiel Cruises has just changed owners and a variety of different...More

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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are delighted you had an enjoyable cruise and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Laura L
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Karen_Lee_Holt
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Hi Karen, Sorry, we lost contact this morning. It would take about 15 minutes to walk from the station to the boat, all downhill. It may be easiest to pick you up from the station. Would you like us to do that, or, if not I... More
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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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