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Western Isles Cruises

The Pier, Mallaig PH41 4QD, Scotland
+44 1687 462233
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Wildlife cruise

We rode the wildlife cruise. I say rode because I'd the boat being equipped with "jockey" seats We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
M B
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Fantastic sail and staff

Just to say we had a great sail to Inverurie on Wednesday. Lovely boat with super crew who were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
608matt
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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“wildlife cruise” (15 reviews)
“great trip” (18 reviews)
“minke whales” (11 reviews)
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The Pier, Mallaig PH41 4QD, Scotland
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+44 1687 462233
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We rode the wildlife cruise. I say rode because I'd the boat being equipped with "jockey" seats We saw various water birds, , seals and harbour porpoises.It was cool but very enjoyable

1  Thank M B
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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. The rib, with the jockey seats, is a fabulous way of covering a large area and maximising what you can see. Many thanks, Joe.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just to say we had a great sail to Inverurie on Wednesday. Lovely boat with super crew who were informative, friendly and so helpful. Especially as my partner is recover from a fractured ankle and the staff were so good getting her on and off...More

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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. It's wonderful to have such great feedback. I hope your partner's ankle is improving and we see you both onboard again soon! Many thanks, Joe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the passenger ferry to Inverie on Glen Nevis - bought tickets at the last minute at the office in Mallaig. Nice attentive staff helping people on and off the boat, and a shout down from the captain when there was a porpoise alongside...More

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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your warm review. I'm glad to hear you had a enjoyable experience and a pleasant trip. I hope to see you onboard again sometime soon. Many thanks, Joe.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really, I am being harsh. The staff, both in the booking office and on board, were very friendly and helpful. We had a great day out in Knoydart and, although the afternoon return trip ran quite late, this didn’t cause us a problem. (I think...More

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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi GRS64 I am sorry you did not full enjoy your ferry crossing with us. We are experiencing some problem currently with the timing of the service. I new £5m pound vessel is awaiting sign off by the MCA and has been tied up in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very helpful staff as my dog was a bit spooked getting on the boat. Once on he was fine- as I knew he would be. As promised we saw lovely sea lions sunbaking! I missed the dolphin that everyone else was quick enough to see!...More

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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We have been very lucky with an amazing spell of weather - I'm so glad that you and your dog got to enjoy the cruise in the sunshine! Many thanks, Joe.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 4 hours in Mallaig and decided to try this one hour boat ride. We saw Seals, Shags, Cormorants, Oystercatchers, guillemots and a porpoise as well as hundreds of jellyfish. Well worth it.

1  Thank Maite P
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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. You managed to see a good array of of wildlife, I hope to see you onboard again soon! Many thanks, Joe.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in the lovely town of Mallaig where you instantly feel you're on holiday. The sun shone and we enjoyed a gorgeous creamy ice cream before boarding our ferry for Inverie. The terminal was easy to find and we found free parking along the...More

1  Thank Nikky P
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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. It sounds like you had a great time, I'm glad you got to sail in the sunshine. I look forward to seeing you onboard again. Many thanks, Joe.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 1 hr wildlife cruise from Mallaig when on the Jacobite Train. We were blessed with great weather which obviously helps but the trip itself was amazing, seeing the scenery if the area from the water was brilliant and worthwhile in itself but...More

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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. The local scenery is second to none - especially when the sun is shining! It's great that you got to see the local wildlife too. It makes for a memorable day! Many thanks, Joe.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Girlfriend and I went for a (the Morar-Tarbet) hike, arranging the pickup at Tarbet just before the start of our walk. We saw a small boat was waiting as we rounded the corner and, as we were the only ones, got a personal welcome and...More

3  Thank Sam M
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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you had such terrific service from the crew. The walk to Tarbet is amazing I'm sure you had a brilliant day! I hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Joe.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

On Weds 6th June a group of 8 of us did the walk from the road end at Loch Morar along the lochside to Tarbet - we'd booked the Western Isles Cruise ferry late the previous evening (online via their Web site). We arrived at...More

1  Thank MyricaGale
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Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your glowing review. We are fortunate to have such a great team here at Western Isles Cruises, I'm very happy to hear that this was reflected in you trip. Many Thanks, Joe.

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JinxPenny
13 July 2018|
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Response from Joeblower2263 | Property representative |
Hi, you can buy your tickets online, over the phone or in our office on the pier. If you wanted to guarantee your places onboard I'd always advise pre-booking to avoid disappointment. Many thanks, Joe.
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Yes absolutely we love dogs and they travel fee😊
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Maureen H
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Response from jackieban | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can book western isles on the pier. There are some nice places to eat in Mallaig.
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