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Loch Shiel Cruises

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Despite the weather not being great, we absolutely loved our cruise on Loch Shiel. The place itself is mystical and wild, and the crew are clearly passionate about the area and its wildlife, and have amazing knowledge about it too. Seeing a White tailed Eagle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

a week last Thursday we thoroughly enjoyed a beautiful,atmospheric Autumn cruise down Loch Shiel as far as Gasken. Captain Ali and chief mate of the lovely boat MV Sileas looked after our safety and comfort on board and entertained us with historical anecdotes and interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane C
rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, we enjoyed having you on the cruise and we very much look forward to taking you again during another season!

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

A brilliant trip. Beautiful scenery and fabulous wild life including Golden Eagles. A real treat. The crewe on board were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and did everything possible to make our trip unforgettable. Definitely an experience not to be missed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sally G
rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for this lovely review.we are so pleased the eagles were out for you and you enjoyed your cruise with us. We look forward to welcoming you on board again some time.

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend the day! The boat is comfortable and the crew exceptional, bringing with them in depth knowledge of the area and the wildlife. Today we saw Golden Eagles, Sea Eagle, red deer and a family of otters. Plus, the scenery is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had such luck with the wildlife and enjoyed the extra adventure of a flooded loch! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a real hidden gem. The boat is comfortable and 'homely', with lovely staff who are so knowledgeable and keen to help in any way. They’re also expert at seeing wild life: what a thrill to see a sea eagle! The whole-day sail to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank colins314
rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Delighted the eagle was out on your cruise and thank you for such a lovely review. We hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

My partner and I had a fantastic time travelling from Glenfinnan to Mike Tomkies old place on the loch before heading back again. The trip took around two hours but the guys on the boat told us a lot about this valley which looks like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

I took the cruise up the loch from Acharacle to Gelnfinnan and returned by bus to my accommodation in Salen. I had folding bike with me which the staff were happy to take on board. This cruise was definitely the highlight of my four day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased you had such an enjoyable trip. The White Tailed Eagle was a great moment for all on board that day, lucky to get so close. We hope to see you again one day and...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

A trip to Glenfinnan is not complete without a cruise along Loch Shiel. We took the two hour Gaskan Cruise and had a fantastic time. The scenery is exquisite and the boat is the only opportunity to get those views. The crew is friendly and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carla G
rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip, thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again one day.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely hour trip, really friendly staff and informative too. We know the area well and family are local but it was a different perspective to road and rail. Went with granny, auntie,uncle and 4 year old and all enjoyed. The staff were super...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable trip and the hat was saved! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 August 2018

i done this trip more for curiosity ..... and i find out a amazing experience , i done the full cruise , boat is old but excellent staff amazing captain Ali is second Ben and the Bird guide Peter ....i see for the first time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert H
rosieframpton, Manager at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Robert, we are so happy you got to see the eagles and the many Harry Potter fans waiting for the Hogwarts Express! Hope to see you again soon!

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Chris and Derek N
1 August 2018|
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£20, check their webiste, prices are given for the different tours, just click on the one you want to do. Tickets van also be bought online.
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Hi Karen, Sorry, we lost contact this morning. It would take about 15 minutes to walk from the station to the boat, all downhill. It may be easiest to pick you up from the station. Would you like us to do that, or, if not I... More
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