Loch Shiel Cruises
Loch Shiel Cruises
5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:45 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:45 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
10:45 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
12:45 PM - 4:30 PM
About
Loch Shiel is one of Scotland's largest inland freshwater lochs and is regarded as one of the few areas of true wilderness. Learn about the History & Geology of this area and share the local skippers' experience in spotting Golden & White-Tailed Eagles, Red Deer, Black-Throated Divers and a variety of Rare Wildlife.
Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Scotland

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Jacquie33
Sittingbourne, UK6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
First off don't be fooled by the pictures showing the Jacobite train going over the viaduct. It's either been enlarged or a telescopic lens used. The viaduct is quite a distance from the loch.
We booked and paid for this trip a good week before going and wasn't advised that the company would be closing for the season on the 11/10/23.
We arrived at the meeting place before time, it's a good walk from the car park, took us about 7 - 10 mins as there was no signs of the hotel we needed to find, where we were told by another party that there was a delay of 20 minutes. After half an hour a man from one of the nearby houses asked if we were waiting to go on the trip, we said yes and had been waiting a while. He kindly offered to phone the guy who was supposed to be running the trip. He came back after 10 mins. approximately to say that the trip was cancelled due to the operator closing down for the season the day before 11/10/23. If it hadn't been for this person making a phone call I doubt the operator would have advised any of us the trip had been cancelled.
After contacting Tripadviser our refund was quickly dealt with, within a few days
Written 20 October 2023
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Mark J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Amazing day out photographing White Tailed Sea Eagles, very friendly and informative crew. As well as the eagles lots of other things to see.
Written 5 October 2023
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Cat
Bicester, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Saw 2 distant White Tailed Eagles, perched in a tree and the scenery was outstanding. The guys on board were very helpful and knew their stuff.
Written 20 September 2023
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Eliz1968
Hertfordshire, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The day of our trip was a little cold but we were provided with blankets. Spectacular interaction with white tailed eagles. A little quiet with other wildlife. Boat was a bit smaller and basic than expected. Crew friendly and wildlife guide knowledgeable.
Written 19 September 2023
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Dream565561
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The views were amazing - alas no wildlife this time! Great staff though - look after you and try their best!
Written 16 September 2023
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Nick F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked on line a little late due to the weather. What a great afternoon both the staff were very welcoming and gave a great commentary during thd cruise. We saw Red Deer and a Golden Eagle and great scenery. Well worth the money.
Written 13 September 2023
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Pauline K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Absolutely fabulous trip. We managed to spot two Golden Eagles,two red deer and three Sea Eagles which were flying together,two females were having a mid air fight and we even rescued a chap in a broken boat and towed him back to G!enfinnan. Such a great day, the crew were brilliant, would highly recommend.
Written 10 September 2023
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Samuel M
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Nature doesn’t turn up on our say so.
On this trip nothing appeared. The commentary was hard to hear at the rear of the boat. We did see the Glenfinnan viaduct of Harry Potters fame
Written 8 September 2023
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Richard B
United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Excellent trip along a outstandingly beautiful lock we had great views of both Golden and White Tail Eagles.
Ali and Ben were great your guises, ensuring all the passengers could see the wildlife we encountered.
Written 3 September 2023
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William D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Beautiful views. Service with a smile. Ali and Ben were friendly, informative and attentive to all on board and made the trip incredibly enjoyable. Both had incredible knowledge of the wildlife and we managed to get amazing views of White tailed and golden eagles, amongst deer and others. I even got a wee dram for spotting the white tailed eagle first. Lovely touch. We were lucky enough to see two white tailed eagles fighting in mid air. Fantastic experience. We will be back!
Written 1 September 2023
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