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Hebridean Whale Cruises

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Address: Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BQ, Scotland
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One of the best whale/dolphin cruises in the world

My family and I love wildlife and nature a lot. We did a lot of whalewatch cruises the last 4 years. Hebridean Whale Cruises is one of the best ! Nick, the skipper has a lot of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
AnneliesMullens
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Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium
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Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I love wildlife and nature a lot. We did a lot of whalewatch cruises the last 4 years. Hebridean Whale Cruises is one of the best ! Nick, the skipper has a lot of knowledge about dolphins, whales, birds. He explained us a lot about whales/dolphins. . I have been whalewatching in the Azores and Vancouver Island... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been on many whale and dolphin watching trips in the U.K. And around the world and this has to be the best I've been on for sure. Great skipper, travel great distances in the brilliant rib and really get to see what the trip is all about, Whales and dolphins..! I would recommend Nick's awesome trips to anyone.. ok... More 

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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was written as a response to the review by Jane O of HWC. I too travelled with the company in August 2016 as I have many times previously. You will also see that I have posted many other reviews, covering a variety of businesses, on TA - most of which have been very positive. Living in Wirksworth, just down... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Phoned a couple of days in advance & waited to hear back as weather forecast was a bit dodgy. However, got the call on the Thursday to confirm there would be a cruise on the Friday morning. Arrived 30 mins in advance & handed over the payment (they can take credit cards) to a young, pleasant guy, who also helped... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited Gairloch last September and took a 4 hour whale watching cruise, It was fantastic, we saw Dolphins, Minke whales, Basking sharks and otters! The weather was clear but cold and it was great fun out on the water! The guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable, We were recently in Gairloch and wanted to book again but due to... More 

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2 Thank MarieDyson123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We chose to travel around Scotland for 2 weeks because I wanted to go whale watching and these areas are renowned for their wildlife. The weather forecast wasn't looking great so Nick kept asking us to call back for updates to see if it would be okay enough to go out as winds were high. Luckily enough it died down... More 

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3 Thank Katie E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Seeing the Moray Firth dolphins regulary, I wanted to visit Gairloch to see some different cetacean species and I wasn't disappointed! Nick the skipper was great, 4 hour trip went into a 6 hour trip and we saw numerous dolphins and whales, the ocean was flat calm too, really beautiful. The rib is excellent, very comfortable and the ideal way... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I think it must be almost unique to write a review of a cruise we never took, The company showed great determination to get a message to us to prevent a wasted journey as the strnog tides made sailing unsafe. Anyone who goes this far to prevent customers being inconcenienced must deserve suppport. BNext time we are in the West... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Booked on here and kept seeing posts about the whales and dolphins they were seeing but promised myself I wouldn't get my hopes up but would enjoy the trip reguardless. I know seeing any wildlife is never a guarentee as they are, and rightly so, wild and free to go where they please so had prepared myself to enjoy the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were all kitted out in padded waterproofs, hats, gloves and given sunglasses and binoculars. Our skipper was very knowledgeable and provided lots of very interesting facts and information. We saw dolphins and minke whales and were then taken around some of the further islands where we saw some sea eagles and seals. Wonderful and would highly recommend.

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