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Address: Dry Island, Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AB, Scotland
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The most wonderful family trip out! Holiday highlight!

We booked for 6 of us (2 boys - 6 and 10), Mum, Dad, Gran and Grandpa to go on a fishing trip as the boys wanted a go at catching some mackerel. Iain was a fabulous skipper... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Rachel C
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We booked for 6 of us (2 boys - 6 and 10), Mum, Dad, Gran and Grandpa to go on a fishing trip as the boys wanted a go at catching some mackerel. Iain was a fabulous skipper. As we arrived a bit early and the midges were doing their thing, we set off straight away. This was SO MUCH... More 

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1 Thank Rachel C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

My 6 year old chose this as his favourite part of the holiday. He came back beaming with a lobster and a crab and a few langoustine, squatties and macarel for us to cook for tea. It was such good fun despite lousy weather and really made our trip. Even getting to the Island to start the trip was an... More 

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1 Thank vickygray2016
newcastle
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had an amazing afternoon on Islonia (myself and 10yr old daughter). Iain was a brilliant host and we learned lots about sealife and the local area. We caught mackerel, squat lobster, different kinds of crab, and quite a few other interesting things we threw back. The kids on the boat had the best day out. So memorable for them.... More 

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1 Thank pippilangstroom
Southport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We booked this trip from the shop on the Gairloch harbour where many other local trips start from (although this one was from Badachro). Getting down to the start point is down some steps, across some rocks and a floating bridge. Not for anyone unsteady on their feet or for prams! However, a lovely way to start the excursion as... More 

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1 Thank Tethys-Amalfus
Dufftown, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We took our three children, aged 4, 6 and 8 out with Iain on his seafood safari. It was the first time any of them had been on a boat but what a great time we all had. As a lifelong local fisherman Iain had us all captivated with his knowledge and history of the area as well as stories... More 

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1 Thank andyp141021
Aberdeen, Scotland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We had a great time out on the boat with Ian, hauling crab pots and langoustine pots up from the sea floor. He also have us great opportunities for photos of local birds and wildlife, getting as close as possible to an island, searching for cormorants and shags. It was a great trip and we loved eating the crab! I... More 

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1 Thank cattyg
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

What an amazing experience on a working fishing boat. Got to hold crabs, lobster, squid eggs and starfish. Ian had lots of interesting facts to tell us along the way. Took home some yummy prawns and lobster for tea. Very enjoyable afternoon

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3 Thank Ms J N
London
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We loved our time out on the boat with Ian lifting creels, holding langostines, squat lobsters, star fish and crabs and trying to keep hold of a butter fish! We were fortunate to see a seal swimming near one of the islands. Listening to Ian's stories about the areas history was interesting and entertaining. Lunch of fresh sea food bought... More 

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3 Thank Sarah V
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We stayed on Dry island in the self catering apartments run by Iain and Jess in February 2016 for a quiet break and took the opportunity for a trip with Iain despite being out of the tourist season iain agreed to take me out for a working day on his creel boat and we hauled and shot 300 creels. The... More 

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2 Thank Mike H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Really enjoyed going out with Iain on a working creel fishing boat. Very patient, really knowledgable, and beautiful scenery to boot! You come away with a bucket of fresh shellfish - first time eating squat lobster! Yummy!! Everyone gets the chance to lift a creel, and we saw seals, skuas, starfish, and octopus! On a Monday and Thursday, you can... More 

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