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“The Way to See Gairloch!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises

Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises
Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in Gairloch
Certificate of Excellence
Gairloch, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“The Way to See Gairloch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

There was a full boat (but it didn't feel crowded) with ages ranging from very young to middle age. The skipper was able to keep everyone engaged while imparting interesting (and useful) information about the area, wildlife & scenery. It was a lovely day (which helped) and I got some excellent photos of seabirds. It's great to be with someone who knows their subject and is so enthusiastic.

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves; especially the young children when they were invited into the captain's cabin to 'skipper' the boat!

Visited July 2014
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LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this review, 5 July 2014
We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise with Gairloch Marine Wildlife Centre and Cruises.It I has been a great start to the season and this is all down to the great passengers like yourself who have made it an enjoyable experience for all including the skipper Ian
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london
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4 reviews
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“A must when you visit Wester Ross”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

This fantastic trip never lets us down. We have been out with Ian, the skipper, many times and we have never been disappointed.

In our time we have seen Minke wales, porpoise, 2 types of dolphin and seals, puffins, sea eagles, 3 types of diver, come a lot closer to great skuas that is comfortable (!), puffins, all sorts of auks, otters....the list goes on. And the super knowledgeable skipper not only has a great pair of eyes who can spot things that ordinary mortals cannot, but he supplies all the info you need in several languages too.

We heartily recommend this trip to every visitor to the area and we'll also be back next year too.

Linda and Richard

Visited May 2014
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LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for us on Tripadvisor.We are having such a brilliant season and the weather is staying on our side ,that this us the first chance I gave had to respond your review.

On Starquest we have such knowledgable passengers that everyday for us is a new and enjoyable experience.

Kind Regards Linda
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Excellent Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Took a trip with Gairloch Marine Centre and Cruises on 02 May 2014, Throughout the trip Ian the skipper provided a top notch running commentary on all the wildlife in the area. As a fellow tour guide this was an extremely professional, well run and enjoyable boat trip, one that will feature highly on Birding Ecosse's summer programme.

I can highly recommend a cruise with Gairloch Marine Life Centre and Cruises.

Visited May 2014
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LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Many thanks for your glowing review we really do appreciate everyone's comments on the cruise.

Hope we get to see some great marine wildlife on future cruises with you and your knowledgable guests.
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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“Excellent boat trip with knowledgable skipper/guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

There were four of us on this trip in April 2014. Ian the skipper was extremely good, going out of his way to ensure that everyone on board had an enjoyable trip. Ensuring that all wild life seen was explained in detail and in an interesting and educational manner.
This trip represents excellent value for money, will definitely use this attraction again. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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LindaandT0ny, Owner at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
We really appreciate your review of the boat cruise it was an absolute pleasure to take out such knowledgable passengers.Please return soon.
Many thanks
GAIRLOCH Marine Life Centre and Cruises
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Birmingham
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

If it swims in the sea or flies above it, Ian will see it, he will then explain all there is to say about what you are looking at. Sailed with him twice in a fortnight, wonderfull sights of wildlife, cost is also reasonable. We visit Gairloch frequently and always sail with Ian and never been disappointed. No point in listing what we saw (we saw a lot) as it is wildlife you are going to see and there the predictability ends, We will be sailing again next year with him.

Visited September 2013
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