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Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises

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The Pier Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BQ, Scotland
+44 1445 712636
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Highly recommended

Ian the marine biologist is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the wildlife around... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Diane W
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Snettisham, United Kingdom
Unreliable, unprofessional

I visit Gairloch every year, with a group of four friends, to fish the local lochans. Every year... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Ian D
,
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent83%
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“sea birds” (19 reviews)
“grey seals” (4 reviews)
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The Pier Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BQ, Scotland
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+44 1445 712636
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Ian the marine biologist is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the wildlife around Gairloch. We learned a lot and were very glad we went out on the Starquest. Shame to hear about the problems the sea birds are facing but it is happening everywhere not...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I visit Gairloch every year, with a group of four friends, to fish the local lochans. Every year for the last three years we have attempted to arrange a sea fishing trip. It’s all a bit vague (it’s the Highlands) but it seems Gairloch Marine...More

1  Thank Ian D
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We boarded the MV Star Quest and from the off enjoyed our two hour trip out in to the bay of Gairloch. The safety talk was one of the most down to earth and informative we had ever experienced which instantly gave us confidence in...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Staff lovely. The fellow steering the boat was very informative . A few birds were spotted it is not the fault of staff for the lack of wildlife

Thank Joan2857
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous scenery, lots of interesting local information. Skipper very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all the wildlife, habitat and problems the sea birds are facing. A great way to spend a couple of hours. Wrap up warmly if there's a the north wind about

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Brilliant, just brilliant evening with Drew. Great teacher good fun and couldnt recommend this more. We were lucky with weather especially lucky as the boat was newly back after someone else on autopilot crashing into them. Caught loads of mackerel and then pollock. All in...More

Thank Alison B
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

A super 2 hours exploring the islands and coastline under the guidance of a knowledgeable and entertaining skipper. Whilst wildlife doesn't always do what we want, patience allowed us to see Minke Whale and juvenile, common and grey seals. Skuas,guillemots,tern,red throated diver, eider and many...More

Thank WarwickBlue
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Ian, our guide explained everything you would like to no about seals, birds and fish. Very well boattrip what leaves nothing unanswerred. It was a very interresting trip and very learning. Keep up the good work on the study of marinelive and keep informing the...More

Thank awittenberg67
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We sailed out in the afternoon although the rain joined us that did not dampen the cruise in anyway. What a fantastic time had by all. Ian is so knowledgeable about the wildlife and its surroundings and he was brilliant with the children. He knew...More

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The boat trip was very enjoyable, despite a shortage of wildlife. Dolphins were distant and the seal was asleep in the water. But it was a lovely afternoon and I got to see, from the boat, the mountain I climbed the day before. The skipper...More

Thank Peter M
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Clare F
6 July 2018|
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Response from ianfrench | Property representative |
the centre is totally free to visit.
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_chris_nash53
12 April 2018|
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No charge .Left a Donation. Lucky had a lovely time as Receptionist's assistant and would have stayed longer . Excellent experience all round.A highlight of our time in Scotland.
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there are no charges for dog sitting.
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