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Bella Jane Boat Trips & AquaXplore

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Elgol Pier | Isle of Skye, Elgol IV49 9BJ, Scotland
+44 1471 866244
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Loch Coruisk trip

The boat trip was fine, we saw some seals, and then we spent 90 minutes walking around Loch... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
anotheruxguy
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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Loch Coruisk is amazing

We went out to Loch Coruisk and enjoyed a walk around the loch. It is a magnificent place and its... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Annie G
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Wales
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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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“red deer” (48 reviews)
“sea birds” (59 reviews)
“loch coruisk” (122 reviews)
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Elgol Pier | Isle of Skye, Elgol IV49 9BJ, Scotland
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"loch coruisk"
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"great trip"
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"hour trip"
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"great fun"
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"recommend this trip"
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"pod of dolphins"
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"saw seals"
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"ribs"
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"return journey"
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"golden eagle"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The boat trip was fine, we saw some seals, and then we spent 90 minutes walking around Loch Coruisk. Some people might like having that much time, but it felt like too much for us. A 30 minute stop would have been enough time. Loch...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went out to Loch Coruisk and enjoyed a walk around the loch. It is a magnificent place and its beauty gets me every time. Even my teenage boys liked it, and enjoyed climbing the gabbro. The boat crew was professional and friendly, but my...More

Thank Annie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip on the Rhib was one of the highlights of our holiday on the Isle of Skye. Paul our skipper was great, full of information about the history and wildlife on the island. The boat ride was fabulous, fast at times and very exciting....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been out with Bella Jane twice now, and have tried each of their boats. Sadly we did not see dolphins the second time but the crew are such fun and so knowledgeable it really didn't matter. The Puffin Run trip is fabulous value for...More

1  Thank breakfasteaters
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the small isles rib trip it lasted approx 4.5 hours, our captain was Louis admittedly new to these trips but the boy did good, very informative and was good with the questions asked of him, the weather could not have been better, the...More

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on the 1.5 hours ribboat trip (Trip 2) which, although quite pricey at £63 for two adults and an 8yo, was absolutely brilliant. We saw seals and a porpoise. Skipper Pete was very informative and patient with our 8yo and we thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank thistle-do-nicely
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of a morning trip out to Canna and the small isles on a sunny day with Nick and Seamus who were both friendly and great fun. Was really interesting seeing the various birds, red deer and learning a bit of history...More

1  Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today I went with these guys to canna , a 4 hour round trip . It was fabulous we saw , a whale, seals, puffins, a pair of resting eagles and loads of sea birds. Of course They can’t promise everyone will be so lucky...More

1  Thank Justine G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic trip on the Aqua Xplora to the small isles seeing puffins, kittiwakes, Shags, sea eagles, red deer & seals. The knowledge the staff have about the area, it's wildlife & history is outstanding. We could have listened to our rib guide...More

1  Thank Lynne B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this trip so much we want to go back and do a full day round the Loch. Loch Coruisk really took us by surprise and it's inaccessibility by road made it all the more special. The 3 hour trip on the Bella Jane...More

Thank Sonia A
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marianne b
15 April 2018|
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Response from Ali B | 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.
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AhMeei
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.
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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
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