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Address: Ganetts Nest | Leanish, HS9 5UW, Scotland
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Let Rob or Paul take you to see Barra’s unique tiny airport, where the...

Let Rob or Paul take you to see Barra’s unique tiny airport, where the plane lands on Traigh Mhor (Big Beach). Barra airport is the only one in the world to have scheduled flights landing on a beach, so even if you have flown in it's a sight well worth seeing. See the abandoned village at Balnabodach, and take in the beautiful scenery and wild life that makes Barra what it is.

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Superb Tour of Barra

We had planned a surprise flight to Barra for my mother's 80th birthday and booked Rob of Barra Island Tours for the following day.We had a very enjoyable and interesting tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned a surprise flight to Barra for my mother's 80th birthday and booked Rob of Barra Island Tours for the following day.We had a very enjoyable and interesting tour. Rob took time to let us enjoy beautiful views, stopping at places of interest and was very knowledgeable about the Island. All in all an excellent trip. Thanks Rob... More 

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Veronica Thanks for taking the time to write and review and for your positive comments. I'm pleased that I was able to help your mums birthday celebration that bit more special - she seemed to enjoy herself and was very appreciative of the efforts you all made to make the day and the week-end special. All the very best... More 

Bothwell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What better way to spend a few hours on Barra than to be guided by Rob of 'Barra Island Tours'. His knowledge of the island is unsurpassed and he made us very welcome as we tried to see as much of his beautiful island as possible.I would thoroughly recommend booking a tour as an excellent use of the short time... More 

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Val Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and for your positive comments and recommendation. I'm particularly pleased that you saw the island at its' most beautiful with sunshine, blue skies and sparkling (if a bit wild) seas. I'm not sure my knowledge of the island is unsurpassed but I have worked very hard since... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the Flybe Barra trip as a Christmas present for parents , booked in for yesterday 11/03/17, was slightly worried about what they would do in Barra for 3 hours and no car, both have a limp, (knee and hip) so googled what to do on Barra and found Barra island tours! Wow from the first email Rob was... More 

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Helen Thanks for taking the time to write a review and a particular thank you for your positive comments. Your mu and dad certainly seemed to enjoy the tour. I wonder if some of their photos are here on TA somewhere? If not I'd love to see them. Thanks for your suggestion to book early- as I write this... More 

Denny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and I are just home from visiting Barra for the first time. We took a tour with Barra Island Tours and really enjoyed it. Rob met us at the airport and gave us a 3 hour tour, taking us to the most beautiful beaches and telling us all about the island. The scenery is stunning and this tour... More 

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Vivienne Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your tour on Sunday. I really do appreciate your positive comments and recommendation. Fortunately the good weather meant that you and your mum saw the island at it's prettiest.....I dont think I've heard so many "wows" in one tour! I look forward to seeing you and Jason... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rob was a great tour guide. We found it very interesting to be taken round the whole island hearing the history of each place of interest. Strongly recommend this!

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ally thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and for your positive comments. The weather wasn't the best (varied to say the least!) but you did get to see pretty much everything.....and the sun was shining back at the airport. I hope your return flights went well without any hitches. All the very best to... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great way to get to know the island! Rob met us on arrival at the airport and we took a two hour tour, which he seems to tailor to the interests of those partaking. His knowledge, experience, and respect and enthusiasm for Barra came across straight away. The two hours went all to quickly but it enabled us... More 

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Anthony Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review and for the positive comments. I'm still shaking my head in wonderment knowing that you leave and teach only a few miles from where I spent most of my teaching career - what a small world indeed. I pleased that you got to cycle around (despite the... More 

Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We chose to visit Barra to celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary. What a day as the sun shone for us all the way. Rob's tour was personal, interesting and informative enough to make us want to revisit the island for a longer stay. We even managed a glass of champagne on the beach🍾. Scotland is the most beautiful wee country... More 

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jane Thanks for taking the time to write a review and the positive comments therein. I glad I was able to add to your celebrations (maybe I should have stuck around for the champagne) Seriously I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your special day ...even if it was fairly rushed.....maybe when you come back for longer we can tour... More 

Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Rob picked us up from the airport and gave us a 2 and a half hour tour of Barra and Vatersay before dropping us off at the airport again. The tour was really enjoyable with frequent stops on the way to take photographs. Rob had a great deal of local knowledge which made the tour really interesting and enjoyable. I... More 

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Bruce thanks very much for your review and positive comments. Remember how good the weather was - well it was the same the next day but since then it has been grey, dull foggy but today is better. I'm really pleased that you and both enjoyed the tour - like I said to you at the end I'm really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

On the day trip flight from Glasgow. I contacted Rob a few weeks previous, to see if there was a chance of a whistle stop tour of the island. He duly obliged and understood exactly how the flights operate, so, he managed to pick us up and showed us some of the sights before taking us back to the airport... More 

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Stuart Thanks for your review and particular thanks for the recommendation for day trippers like yourselves. It's just a pity that Loganair choose not to pass my details on to those who book with them. There have been may times when visitors have rung me on arrival at the airport and I'm not able to give them a tour... More 

Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Having decided to visit the Isle of Barra for the day we then turned to what we would do for the few hours we were there. I discovered that the public transport is almost non existent so I found Barra Island Tours on Trip Advisor and I am so please I did. I emailed and Rob got back to me... More 

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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Helen Thank you very much for your very positive comments in your review. I'm really please that you and Donald enjoyed it and that the weather was so good. With blue skies and bright sunshine you really saw the islands at their best. If you have any questions about my Barra Collection please ask and I'll do my best....and... More 

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