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Western Isles Cruises

The Pier, Mallaig PH41 4QD, Scotland
+44 1687 462233
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Great nature adventure

We did this cruise to fill in time for our Jacobite train trip. It was a great way to pass the time... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Philip R
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Melbourne, Australia
Very enjoyable

We'd pre-booked online to do the one hour wildlife cruise to fit in with the Jacobite Steam Train... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
dandb
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We did this cruise to fill in time for our Jacobite train trip. It was a great way to pass the time in a quaint little village which doesn't have a lot to offer when you need to pass time.the boat trip was quite eventful...More

Thank Philip R
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear despite the poor weather that you had a nice time on our cruise and seen a good variety of wildlife. Many Thanks, Joe.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We'd pre-booked online to do the one hour wildlife cruise to fit in with the Jacobite Steam Train. We're so glad we did, it was very enjoyable and fairly bright weather too. We saw seals, porpoises and had a minke whale pointed out to us...More

1  Thank dandb
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It really was a beautiful day, pleased to hear you got to enjoy some sunshine and saw a good range of wildlife. Many Thanks, Joe.

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We went out on the 12.45 cruise on a very wet day. The staff were excellent giving us plenty information on the wildlife we saw i.e. minke whales, porpoises, gannets etc. Have no hesitation in recommending this cruise - it was the best.

1  Thank Susan M
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review. So pleased to hear despite the wet weather you had a lovely cruise with us. Sounds like you saw a great variety of wildlife, excellent! Many Thanks, Joe.

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Although pouring with rain and only seven of us the trip went ahead.Despite the weather it was worth doing we were taken out to sea and went searching for some wildlife when porpoises, minke whales, and dolphins appeared the boat hovered. plenty of sea birds...More

Thank PLAYHOUSE068
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It is lovely to hear such a positive feedback from a rainy experience. Pleased to hear you saw a good variety of wildlife too! Many Thanks, Joe.

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We've used the Western Isles service to Inverie & Tarbert many times over the past four years, and we love the friendly atmosphere of staff and passengers. Tony and Tommy make a great team and are always helpful, even when we turn up at Mallaig...More

Thank TheHandys
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It is so lovely to hear that even after years of using our service you are still satisfied with our customer service. We really do take pride in our customer service. Glad you also enjoyed the RIB...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We booked this cruise months in advance only to be told when we turned up that it was cancelled due to a lack of numbers, very disappointing as we were looking forward to this event

Thank Poshpom
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

I am very sorry you were left disappointed. Our cruise is weather and number dependant and unfortunately on this occasion one of those reasons has affected your cruise. We would hope that this outcome wouldn't affect your future travel with us. Many Thanks, Joe.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Despite the driving rain this trip was fantastic. The crew were keen to spot the sea life. We were lucky to see a few minke whales and dozens of porpoises. Would gladly do it again when returning to this area 😊

1  Thank Jane U
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed every minute of our cruise despite the rain! Minke whales and porpoises are a spectacular sight, well done spotting them. We hope to see you again in the future. Many Thanks, Joe.

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We went to a friends wedding on Knoydart for the weekend and made the trip several times. Western Isle Cruises were excellent & friendly on every occasion. On our final trip we saw Minke whales and Porpoise swimming by the side of the boat, once...More

1  Thank Fentonio75
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback. We were all so pleased the weather was beautiful for your friends wedding and that we could be a part of it. Glad to hear you experienced the wildlife, it is spectacular memories for life. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

From Mallaig to Inverie. Crew spotted a fin and we slowed - soon surrounded by minke whales and diving gannets, what an experience. Brilliant job by the crew from Western Isles.

1  Thank gjblyth
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you experienced fantastic sightings of the minke whales and diving gannets, that memory will stay with you forever. Many Thanks, Joe.

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed boat trip ,crew helpful,friendly. Lovely views of the Isles Skye,Rum,Eigg. Gannet diving,Seals basking. Deep hulled boat,trip out and back quite steady. Take a trip if visiting Malleig.

1  Thank Scotlandgrockel
Joeblower2263, Owner at Western Isles Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Sounds like you had a wonderful time enjoying the sights and wildlife. Many Thanks, Joe.

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Response from Joeblower2263 | Property representative |
Yes absolutely we love dogs and they travel fee😊
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Response from jackieban | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can book western isles on the pier. There are some nice places to eat in Mallaig.
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