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Bella Jane Boat Trips & AquaXplore

584 reviews
About Bella Jane Boat Trips & AquaXplore
Bella Jane Boat Trips and AquaXplore are 2 types of boat trip from Elgol on the Isle of Skye. The Bella Jane trips go to Loch Coruisk, the Seal colony and the Cuillin Mountains. AquaXplore offers exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing trips to the Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Soay with regular sightings of marine wildlife such as Dolphins, Minke Whales, Basking Sharks, Puffins, Sea Eagles. All trips offer a unique "no hype" wildlife guarantee so you can be confident in what you are told about what you will see.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Elgol, United Kingdom
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All reviews red deer sea birds loch coruisk great trip hour trip basking sharks recommend this trip great fun saw seals ribs return journey golden eagle minke whale other islands seal colony hot drinks fast rib
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful weather, out in the Atlantic, snowy mountain tops, still sea, great tour guide. Fantastic value for money will certainly visit again

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 957deannef
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We choose the Trip with 4.5hrs stay. The weather at the end of October was a little bit chilly due to the wind, but the hike around the lake was absolutely stunning. We were basically alone there as most others booked the short-stay. Upon return...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wanderer36687910754
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I'd like to tell you about the trip, but because of severe weather ours was cancelled. But this may be more important to you. The day before the trip we were notified by e-mail it was cancelled and why. We confirmed by phone, and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Doug055
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We unfortunately had only the time a short trip (1,5hours). It was a beautiful experience, Skye from the sea is beautiful. The crew was awesome.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michele P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Booked the 4 hour rib trip with AquaXplore and had a fantastic afternoon. The weather was hot and sunny, the sea was like a millpond, and the wildlife prolific! Went passed Soay and on to Canna where we spent an hour, grabbed some lunch in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jaypix
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We decided at the last minute to try and get out on a boat and it was so easy to use the website and book our place on the Bella Jane. We opted for the mini return trip as we have a two year old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LauraC14143
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We have just come back from the small isles tour on Aquaxplore. If there is only trip you decide to take whilst here you must do one of these trips - it was superb. We saw eagles and seals along with red deer, native goats...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank briananddenbeck
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We booked a half day trip visiting the islands of Soay, Canna and Rum. Staff were friendly, knowledgable and delivered information in an entertaining way which made for a fascinating and fun trip. We were lucky with the weather and the views were stunning. Highlight...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J9087SWclaire
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Booked the Standard tour abord the Bella Jane and spent one and a half hours exploring the Loch. Could also spend longer to go around the Loch or for a proper hike. Got to see seals and were served drinks on our return trip. Very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tobias L
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic day out with Aquaexplore. The staff were friendly and professional. The weather was just perfect too, even saw dolphins. A day out that I would recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cbrennan2015
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15 April 2018|
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Response from alib205 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed on the boat and did not disembark. We left on the 12.35pm boat and arrived back at 1.45pm so an hour trip roughly.
23 January 2017|
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Response from Phil S | Reviewed this property |
On a good day yes the walking and views are excellent however on an overcast or dull day an hour is more than enough. You need a decent light before pictures become great memories.
Michael M
27 June 2015|
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Response from DavidatBellaJane | Property representative |
Hello Michael, thank you for your question. Our short Bella Jane Mini trip (1.5hrs) is very popular as you do see a lot in a short time - the mountains close up, great coastal scenery and the resident seal colony. We don't... More