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Bella Jane Boat Trips & AquaXplore

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Address: Elgol Pier | Isle of Skye, Elgol IV49 9BJ, Scotland
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Bella Jane Boat Trips and AquaXplore are 2 types of boat trip from Elgol on...

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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Lovely Loch Coruisk

We highly recommend the trip to Loch Coruisk with an hour and a half to spend there, enjoying the scenery, wonderful service and excellent commentary along the way and hot drinks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We highly recommend the trip to Loch Coruisk with an hour and a half to spend there, enjoying the scenery, wonderful service and excellent commentary along the way and hot drinks on the way back. I'm a bit of a wimp and my husband is a fit and adventurous type, yet we were both well pleased with this trip. Sitting... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped by to check about trips and rates.they had one trip going out across the bay and then back. he gave us a special rate, could not refuse and jumped on a nice informative trip. loved the boat and the captain and assistant. very funny and informative. I highly recommend this place for anyone out for a days adventure.... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a trip on the Bella Jane and was not dissapointed. It was a great day for the trip. The boat and crew were fantastic. We had a wee wait as it is advisable to get ther in plenty of time. There is a wee bit of a drive on a songle track road. There are lots of passing places... More 

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We booked an online trip to loch Cuirisk and this was a really easy process. The journey to Elgol itself is fairly difficult and you need to take your time on the single track roads but the scenery is worth it. The trip on the Bella Jane was informative and fun thanks to Robert and Henry and we saw a... More 

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Zurich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have booked a trip with 3 hrs ashore. Unfortunately, this did not work but we were immediately notified and given suitable options to change the itinerary. The staff was very friendly and forthcoming. It is nice that there are hot beverages provided on the boat. Loch Coruisk itself is very beautiful. A landscape I have never seen before. We... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Only a short trip to Loch Coruisk but it included safety talk, descriptions of the area, advice, and a cup of tea. Professional and safe.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This trip is well worth doing. We went on the rib ,out seeing the islands and stopped off on Cana for a wander ,there a lovely cafe if you'd like a coffee etc . People are lovely and couldn't be more welcoming . If you park at the top of elgol there is a hall and they do a wondful... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Took a trip on Bella Jane to Loch Coruisk. Great trip to do with amazing scenery. Knowledgeable and friendly staff and we had a trip past Soay due to the tides which was really interesting too. Booked online the night before trip. Would definitely recommend

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a fantastic boat trip!!! Not to mention the wonderful staff.....so welcoming and friendly....and knowledgeable about the area/surrounding islands and landmarks. I'm disabled (use a walking stick)....they even allowed me to sit in wheel house!! The scenery was amazing!!! The day we went the weather was driech....dull, low clouds and raining......but this didn't spoil it one bit! Made it feel... More 

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Glasgow
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I took the Aqua Explorer pufffin run/small isles tour. I'll start with the good! The kit you out well with water proofs & the boat itself is modern, fast and well maintained. Now to the bad... 4 hour trip, 50 each and all we seen in terms of wldlife; seals in the distance & common birds. No dolphins, basking sharks,... More 

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DavidatBellaJane, Owner at Bella Jane Boat Trips & AquaXplore, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you were disappointed with your trip but we cannot of course guarantee certain wildlife such as dolphins, whales or basking sharks, as we have explained by email to you. As you said yourself in your email to us, “I understand it's not a zoo and you don't bring the animals out, I... More 

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