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Shearwater Cruises

Mill Street, Ullapool IV26 2XT, Scotland
+44 1854 612472
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A great tour of the summer isles

Visited on a hot sunny day in June. Only saw seals but a great trip round the summer isles. Can get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
borister
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UK
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A little disappointed!

We went on this cruise to the Summer Isles at the start of our holiday. The weather had changed and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cindy r
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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The Summer Queen operates out of Ullapool Harbour during the summer. We sail through Lochbroom, Annat Bay and the Summer Islands, taking in the Scoraig and Coigach peninsulas and some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife in the world!We offer 4 hour morning cruises to the Summer Isles, landing on Tanera Mor (the last inhabited island in the group and home to the last independent Post Office in the UK!).In the afternoon we have a 2 hour cruise in Lochbroom and Annat Bay, that takes in either Isle Martin, or the inner Summer Isles, depending on weather and wildlife conditions/sightings.We encounter all types of wildlife from sea birds and Eagles to porpoise, dolphin and even whales. Sightings change from day to day but the views and scenery are always spectacular.We have a bar/saloon aboard offering snacks and drinks, toilets, and we have experienced crew who will share their knowledge and love of the area and wildlife encountered.Please note we do not sail if the weather turns poor, and do not currently sail on Sundays. Please contact us to discuss bookings - groups and family bookings welcome.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mill Street, Ullapool IV26 2XT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a hot sunny day in June. Only saw seals but a great trip round the summer isles. Can get windy at times so be prepared even on hot days. I ended up using my fleece as a blanket.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this cruise to the Summer Isles at the start of our holiday. The weather had changed and whilst the country had enjoyed warm weather the weeks before, it was quite windy & cold on the day of our trip. (Storm Hector was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good trips observed various sea birds and types of seals struggled sometimes listening to the person giving the commentary

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Great morning cruise with friendly and knowledgeable staff on a comfortable boat. We were really lucky and saw several seals and incredibly a pair of sea eagles. There were a couple of pods of dolphins who were very keen to swim with our boat. Highly...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Great trip, lots of birds but sadly no dolphins for us. One piece of advice, take a jumper/jacket even on a hot day!!

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is billed as a 2 1/4 hour trip - but the wildlife that we saw was all within the first 15-20 minutes (a handful of seals and an eagle). The rest of the trip was spent motoring between the Islands with all but nothing...More

Thank Luke S
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klondyker, Public Relations Manager at Shearwater Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

The white tailed sea eagles are actually a rare bird that many people travel from all over the world to see. The seals are still moving about for breeding season and whales and dolphin arriving at the start of the season. Sadly it is wildlife...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

The weather was misty when we headed out, but cleared on the return. We saw a variety of wildlife, on land, in the air and in the water. The highlight of the trip was stopping on Tanera Mor for a visit. There's nothing like standing...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

My partner and I spent two days in Ullapool and this was by far the highlight. We were on the last trip of the season and so glad we went. We saw porpoise, seals, gannets and many other birds. The visit to the Summer Isles...More

Thank london9393
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We took the 3 hours cruise to the summer ilses. We saw dolphins, seals, birds, all of them a wonder to the eyes and heart. The kids loved it! The price for 3 is expensive and no discounts for small kids were proposed.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

All I can say is minkie whale, lots of dolphins, seals, a sea eagle and an island stop. Amazing, we loved every second and we are still pinching ourselves. My wife's FB post of the dolphins has gone viral ! A must when in Ullapool...More

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