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“Disorganized Management - But Very Fun”
Review of Glencoe Activities

Glencoe Activities
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome to the wonderful Glencoe Valley – in the heart of the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Select from a remarkable range of superb things to do and to enjoy. Make the most of your holiday as we take care of the details and you focus on the sport: whether its golf on a stunning parkland course, rib tours out to open sea, Segway tours over a wonderful estate or the thrill of high-adrenalin canyoning. In fact, there are over 20 outdoor activities and Scottish tours to pursue and whatever your passion for adventure in Scotland, we share it, too!Professional guides, personal attention, friendly people and superb equipment. This is the home of Highland activities!You will find our activities centred at bases around the lochside at Glencoe, between Fort William and Oban. And just one phone call opens up this world – with advice, suggestions and reservations.We look forward to welcoming you. Scotland adventure starts here . . . . .
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 20 June 2014

First things first: the "Fast Boat" is extremely fun. My wife, son, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am, however, unable to rate this activity more than three stars because of the level of disorganization with its management. We booked a boat for June 20. When my email confirmation came, it was for June 21, requiring another call from the US to Scotland to get that fixed. Second, at the time of booking, we were told that the Glencoe boat was out of service, and that we'd need to take the boat in Fort William. The day prior, just by chance, we were talking to someone unaffiliated with the company, and they told us the Glencoe boat was fixed, and that the Fort William boat was now broken. Nobody had contacted us to tell us of that change. When I called the company, someone told me he'd call me back in 30 minutes, but never did. Luckily, we made the tour and had a great time, but I emphasize the fact that it was pure luck and not due to any effort on the part of Glencoe Activities.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

I took my Primary class of 17 children aged 8-12 to Glencoe Activities for the day and we all had a wonderful day. Laurence was very helpful in his email communication and flexible in working a programme to suit our budget, timings and ages of the children. The staff who were our guides on the day were great and particularly knowledgeable when we were out on the rib. The children were enthralled listening to the history of Glencoe, and also learning about marine life in the area (and not to forget, the unfinished Ballachulish Bridge!)

We took part in the fast boat run, crate stacking (which was great fun for all involved), memory game and segways. The highlight of the day for all the children was certainly the segways. What a great backdrop for this too!

We cannot thank the staff enough for helping us have such a wonderful day and the only negative was that the day ended!!
Thank you all.

1  Thank Piperpro1
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

I recently arranged a day out with Laurence to Glencoe Activities with a group of business friends from Fort William and we tried laser clay shooting, Segway and archery. Laurence was very helpful in arranging the day for us, and we all had a brilliant time trying the activities. Most of us had never done any of them before and Chris, James and Paul were all patient and helpful. I loved the Segway and was pleased to hit the targets with the shooting and archery! Cant wait to go back and try them all again.

Thank Stanthonys
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We had decided that we would like a trip on the Segways, but despite phoning and leaving numerous messages (as it was for some reason not possible to us the laptop in the Golf Club house to book - yes we actually went there to try too .....), we got no response and gave up. Must be really busy ......

1  Thank mad_scotty_dog
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Bethany M, Public Relations Manager at Glencoe Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

We are very sorry that you never got to try our activities. Unfortunately we were undergoing staff training that day as well as being fully booked on our Segways. Please do not let this experience put you off from visiting us again as this was not the norm. Best Wishes

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

A new addition we think to Glencoe activities but just wanted to say how impressed we were with Chris (and his young daughter) who gave our family a holdiay highlight with an hours tuition and fun games of laser clay shooting. both our sons (10 & 11) loved it, as did both the parents!. Quite easy to pick up and immensely satisfying fun..highly recommend it to everyone as a real value for money acitivity.

Thank Acton-Clan
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