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“hour cruise”(16 reviews)
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“summer isles”(52 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Mill Street, Ullapool IV26 2XT, Scotland
+44 1854 612472
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All reviews hour cruise post office summer isles saw seals sea birds great trip pod of dolphins afternoon trip excellent commentary beautiful summer great boat great afternoon excellent cruise tea and coffee main island booking office biscuits
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We went on the boat to kill some time and hoped to see something, but were not prepared for the number of Dolphins we came across! The skipper aborted the cave/island visit to stay with the Dolphins, must have been 30/40 of them playing for...More

Thank robtheplod
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Annette at the booking office was delightful, and the trip was nice. We saw seals, eagles, gannets and dolphins feeding, and the beautiful Summer Isles. The Captain did a great job. However, there was one big drawback for us. If you are one of the...More

3  Thank TRB
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Saw the dolphins and seals, really got out money’s worth on the day of our tour. The guides were really informitave and i’d definitely recommend for anyone visiting with kids!

Thank winenddine
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We had the most fantastic trip. Great boat, comfortable and easy to move around. Informative narration but not over the top. Saw seals, various sea-birds including oyster catchers and cormorants. And amazing dolphins that were just incredible. All in all a wonderful trip / highly...More

Thank Quest632382
Reviewed 29 June 2018 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.

1  Thank borister
Reviewed 27 June 2018 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

Thank Cindy r
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Neill H
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

1  Thank Baljit2014
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!!

1  Thank SarahScuba
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
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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Response from Jim Nicholson P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure you can take dogs.....