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Hebridean Whale Cruises

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Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BQ, Scotland
+44 1445 712458
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Excellent cruise operator

We took the 2.5 hour 'whales and wildlife' cruise. We were unlucky - the sea life was feeling shy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saul321
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London, United Kingdom
Great outing, will return!

Fantastic time out on 3rd August 4-hour experience. Briefly spotted a porpoise not long in, before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Benjamin T
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
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“whale watching” (13 reviews)
“minke whales” (47 reviews)
“common dolphins” (13 reviews)
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Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BQ, Scotland
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+44 1445 712458
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"hour trip"
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"sea birds"
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"bad weather"
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"white tailed eagles"
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"lunge feeding"
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"boat ride"
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"ribs"
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"great photos"
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"amazing animals"
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"manx shearwaters"
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"great fun"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the 2.5 hour 'whales and wildlife' cruise. We were unlucky - the sea life was feeling shy and we mainly saw some porpoise and, at the end, a minke whale. But that's just the luck of the draw and not the fault of...More

Thank Saul321
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic time out on 3rd August 4-hour experience. Briefly spotted a porpoise not long in, before heading to Shiant Isles. Lots of birdlife to be seen there - with breathtaking scenery of course. After leaving the Shiant, we had 3 Minke whale encounters. On return...More

Thank Benjamin T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Originally booked to go on 11.07.18 but switched to 09.07.18. The friendly and helpful staff were happy to do this as it also helped them. Everything is extremely well organised and professionally run. After finding our waterproof clothing we were off. Plenty of seabirds and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All booked up for a special day whale watching - except it was called off after an hour at sea due to sea fog, most disappointed as this was the only bad day in a week of glorious sunshine- thats the Scottish weather for you....More

Thank tigerman2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic 4 hour trip taken today. Wealth of wildlife and close encounters of the whale kind. Many thanks to the experienced crew, I learned a lot.. Well worth the money!!!

Thank Alex D
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Very friendly, knowledgeable, informative staff. All possible clothing and equipment provided. Rib looked to be in excellent condition and flew across the water. Saw whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and thousands of birds but it would still have been a stunning trip even if...More

Thank tt4tiger
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Diane Westwood-Rowland We were booked on a trip but due to the weather it was cancelled. So we were advised to rebook, which we did. Then we got a text that the trip was going ahead so we arrived on time, got the kit on...More

3  Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We were both very excited for this trip as we love wildlife especially whales. The boat is small but perfectly safe and good fun. The crew are professional and know there stuff. As whales are wild animals there is no guarantee of seeing them which...More

Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I visited on the 2nd of June for the four hour cruise as a 30th birthday present with my husband. The staff were extremely friendly, full of information and the boat was fantastic. Although there was heavy mist out on the water we were lucky...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner went on the trip on Sunday 27th with Nick. My partner has been visiting the area for years, and has wanted to do the trip for a long time. It's safe to say we weren't disappointed! We saw 2 minke whales,...More

1  Thank Jonno W
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janinness
9 July 2018|
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Response from David H |
All waterproof gear supplied - even gloves. But make sure you are wrapped up warm as the boat goes very fast and is very airy, even on hot dry days.
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