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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...more
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Ganetts Nest | Leanish, HS9 5UW, Scotland
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Thank you to Rob from Barra Island Tours for making our tour of Barra and Vatersay a memorable experience. Rob is is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about these beautiful islands. The sun was shining adding to the perfection!. Thank you once again. Highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Hi Bruce and Petrina thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and for your very positive comments and recommendation, it's a pity that your flight was delayed which meant that everything was a bit rushed but I did get to show...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Rob met us as arranged at the airport and took us round part of the island. He was informative and interesting about all aspects of Barra, farming, religion, famous folk etc After taking us to our accommodation he arranged to pick us up the next...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hi Sandra or Sheila or Jan Thanks very much to which one of you took the time to write a review (Sauv J give s no clues) but thanks even more for your very positive comments and recommendation. We got lucky with the weather (it's...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018

If you visit Barra then you must book a tour with Rob and book early to avoid disappointment - Rob is very busy for good reason. His tours are first class. We had a three hour tour and cannot recommend enough. We would never have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Chris Apologies if this response is duplicated as I did write one yesterday but for some reason I couldn't upload it and now it's disappeared? Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your very positive comments and recommendation, particularly the...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

What can I say about Rob that hasn't already been put on to TripAdvisor? The man was fantastic from the first email to dropping me off at the Eriskay ferry. His in-depth knowledge of Barra and his enthusiasm and passion for the history, landscape and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hi Mhairi thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your extremely positive comments. I hope that the weather was kind to you on your onward and upward journey through the Long Island...I thought about you over few days after you left...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Great three hour tour of the island by Rob. Very knowledgeable, wonderful stories - thoroughly enjoyable. Rob did some research into my wife's family tree prior to us getting there which was very helpful. Recommended.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Rod thanks for taking the time to right a review and for your positive comments and recommendation. I hope the info I dug up was of some help and I look forward to hearing that you've made some more progress.....so that I can go...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

First trip to Barra and the Outer Hebrides with my cousin and her niece from Texas. Rob collected us from our B&B at the arranged time and proceeded to take us on a very interesting and informative tour of Barra and the smaller island of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi thanks for taking the time and for your very positive comments and recommendation - very much appreciated. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tour and that the weather was at least reasonable for most of it! Haste ye back All the very best...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Rob shows a passion for and devotion to the Isle of Barra and its history. I cannot recommend him highly enough. We experienced through his eyes many, many sites and examples of the heritage of Barra that we would not have otherwise experienced. Thanks to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Terri Thank for taking the time to write a review and for your lovely comments and recommendation - very much appreciated. Like I said to you yesterday I think I'm very lucky to have one of the best "jobs" in the world. if I...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

I recommend anyone going to Barra to do this tour with Rob Tours. He picked us up at our B&B and we had the most informative and comprehensive tour of Barra and Vatersay. We covered the whole of the islands taking in some remote places...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thanks John for taking the time to write a review here as well and for your very positive comments. I look forward to seeing yo again if you come back for longer. All the very best to you all. Cheers Rob

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Rob customised his normal tour for us as we only had a few hours between landing and taking off. We couldn’t have asked for more. He is not only extremely knowledgable on all aspects of the island but genuinely cares about it. We thoroughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hi Kate Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and for your very positive comments. I''m very glad that I was able to make Alan's birthday treat that little bit more special. We didn't have a great deal of time but...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Rob's tour was absolutely fab. Can’t tell you how much we enjoyed it. Unbelievable to think we’d had two scenic flights, a lovely informative tour of Barra and Vatersey and we were back in Glasgow airport all within the space of five and a half...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Dave Thanks for taking the time to write a review and your very positive comments and recommendation. I'm glad that you and Aileen enjoyed it (tell Aileen not to worry about the photos.....perhaps it's because you cant upload 1000!! :) ) and that the...More

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Eleanor T
11 March 2018|
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Response from RobfromBarra | Property representative |
Hi Eleanor thanks for your enquiry. I am free on May 15th so I'll pencil you in. Please address any further questions if you have any to my email which you can find on the website. I cant type it here but if you Google... More
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Alf N
19 October 2017|
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Response from Dreamer585834 | Reviewed this property |
Alf I think our tour was about 4 1/2 hours. The vehicle was a People Carrier. The tour is charged by the hour and it depends on what you want to see, how many stops etc. The tour was a birthday gift so best bet is to look at... More
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Lori T
26 July 2017|
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Response from RobfromBarra | Property representative |
Hi Lori...I dont know how you can change the star rating....maybe you could delete your review and start afresh? If it's not possible I wouldnt worry too much about it - your very positive comments make it clear what your... More
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