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Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises

Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BQ, Scotland
+44 1445 712636
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Wildlife cruise with fantastic views

We loved our cruise on a lovely sunny day on calm seas with the excitement of spotting some... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2014
Jennifer J
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
Excellent A Must

Highly recommend this trip. Our guide Ian was very knowledgable about the area and treated us all... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2014
Jane L
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Pier Road, Gairloch IV21 2BQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 9 October 2014

We loved our cruise on a lovely sunny day on calm seas with the excitement of spotting some wildlife. We saw seals and various sea birds and our Skipper saw porpoises - alas we didn't! We hoped to see Otters, Basking Sharks and maybe even...More

Thank Jennifer J
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

Thank you Jennifer for the very positive review .The marine wildlife around our coast always keeps us on our toes some days it's everywhere others it much more elusive. I hope when you visit again we have chance to show you something different from your...More

Reviewed 5 October 2014

Highly recommend this trip. Our guide Ian was very knowledgable about the area and treated us all with an amazing welcome. He even took the trouble to speak in different languages to tourists on the trip. We saw some good wildlife I really wanted to...More

1  Thank Jane L
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

Dear Jane ,thank you for the excellent review .You are right it is a beautiful area and we are blessed to work here.Everyday we have chance to see some wonderful wildlife . I hope you will return and let us show you something new. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 October 2014

Gairloch Marine Life Centre and Cruises certainly came up with the goods when we took our cruise. Despite being some distance out to sea our skipper located and took us to a pod of 25 common dolphins that stayed close to the ship showing off...More

Thank Harrythedog_12
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

So pleased we were able to show you some if the fantastic wildlife around our coastline.The skipper is eagle eyed and if there is anything special to see he will find it for you I hope you will visit again to see more of our...More

Reviewed 27 September 2014

A superb day ! Weather was pretty perfect and Ian's way pointing out things and the info given all very good !

1  Thank maritrini081
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

It is always rewarding when our passengers write such positive reviews of our cruise.We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with others. Kind Regards Linda

Reviewed 18 September 2014

A very enjoyable trip with knowledgeable operator Ian French who knew where to look for the birds & animals. Apart from many sea birds we saw a minke whale, seals and a large pod of dolphins which buzzed the boat. Trip was educational as well...More

2  Thank Graham W
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Many thanks Graham for the recommendation it is really pleasing when passengers take the time to tell others about the wonderful sightings seen from Starquest. We have seen a great selection of marine wildlife and hope that you will join us again in the future...More

Reviewed 14 September 2014

Excellent trip, followed the dolphins and whales, rather than a set route. We were out for 1\2 hour longer than expected. We learned so much, really enjoyed the trip. Would recommend to anyone, young or old to have a go. Access to boat just up...More

1  Thank Rachel A
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review of your cruise.It is a great time of year to visit us when there is so much good marine wildlife to see .Plus it is a pleasure to extend the cruise time when...More

Reviewed 13 September 2014

Be wary of reserving places on trips with this operator. I made a reservation in good faith and over a week in advance via email, and made a 3 hour round trip to the Gairloch departure point only to be told on arrival that no...More

1  Thank PeterJL518ER
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2014

Dear Peter, I have read your review carefully and I wish to apologise unreservedly for any misunderstanding that was caused to you and your family.We have never in over a decade of running the business made an error in booking I can only put it...More

Reviewed 8 September 2014

A boat trip on the MV Starquest at Gairloch with Ian French. Very interesting and lively trip plus felt really safe and relaxed.Enjoyed it very much. Saw Minke Whales ,seals,cormorants and shags Thank you from the two ladies with the border collieMore

1  Thank jeannie664
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Really pleased that you enjoyed the cruise so much and that you were able to see some of our amazing wildlife. It is always good to catch a sighting of a Minke whale too. We really appreciate it when our passengers take the time to...More

Reviewed 3 September 2014

Really enjoyed this 2-hr boat trip with Ian who has terrific local knowledge as well as being an observant wildlife guide (and seems to be able to drive the boat with one, or sometimes no hands!) The Gairloch area is great for wildlife and we...More

Thank Sylvia M
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Thank you Sylvia for taking the time to write such a good review of your cruise.You are very right that the area is stunning and combined with fabulous wildlife it makes a great place for a holiday. We hope you will return in the future...More

Reviewed 31 August 2014

Had a fantastic boat trip out of Gairloch, seeing Skua;s, Gannets and Common Dolphins. The skipper was very informative and went out of his way so that we could see the dolphins. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is in the area.More

Thank Barbara S
LindaandT0ny, Front Office Manager at Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Thank you Barbara for such a positive review..It is always good to hear that our passengers have enjoyed the cruise and wish to recommend us to others. Hopefully you saw most of the marine wildlife on your list and what you missed we will show...More

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Lynne R
18 July 2016|
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Response from ianfrench | Property representative |
the cruises are daily at 10am.12.30 15.00 and 17.15.all subject to weather and availability.
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MiesV
3 June 2016|
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Response from ianfrench | Property representative |
thank you for your enquiry,unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs on the marine wildlife cruises as we try to get close to animals like seals and otters and birds,also we do not have lifejackets for dogs.we are able to... More
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