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Loch Shiel Cruises

Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
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Wonderful Way to Idle Away

This cruise was informational, beautiful, and relaxing. The departure was timed with the Jacobite... read more

Reviewed today
emcii
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Pioneer, California
Great day out

Went on a Wednesday loch cruise. Great trip say Black throat Dvers. Well worth the trip.Excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alex04
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England
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Loch Shiel is one of Scotland's largest inland freshwater lochs and is regarded as one of the few areas of true wilderness. Learn about the History & Geology of this area and share the local skippers' experience in spotting Golden & White-Tailed Eagles, Red Deer, Black-Throated Divers and a variety of Rare Wildlife.
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Hours Today: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, Scotland
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Reviewed today

This cruise was informational, beautiful, and relaxing. The departure was timed with the Jacobite Train crossing the viaduct (of Harry Potter fame) and was a great way to start the cruise. The wildlife viewing and history surrounding the area was informative, but most of all...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on a Wednesday loch cruise. Great trip say Black throat Dvers. Well worth the trip.Excellent information from the crew.

Thank Alex04
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We pre-booked two places on the Evening Piper Cruise along the beautiful Loch Shiel on 7th June 2018 whilst on holiday in the Scottish highlands - and what a fantastic experience it turned out to be. When the evening arrived, after a bar meal of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful cruise with Skipper Aly and crew Ben from Loch Shiel. They were very knowledgeable and treated all the passengers as if they were personal friends. The boat seems very well maintained with a photographic history of restoration on board.We were treated...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked up a leaflet advertising this cruise when visiting Ben Nevis towards the end of our holiday and booked the 2 hour cruise on our last day in Scotland. If only we had known about it sooner, we would have gone on the full...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people will visit Glenfinnan for the 'Harry Potter' viaduct, but there's more to do than just that. Loch Shiel is a beautiful loch and it's really worthwhile to explore it by boat. Loch Shiel Cruises has just changed owners and a variety of different...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Various trips starting from glenfinnan. On wednesdays you can do a trip from acharacle as well. Changed partnership this year and are offering an evening cruise with a piper as well. Operating 6 days a week. Scenery is to die for, afford views of the...More

Thank Cora B
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Went on the Loch Shiel cruise a couple of weeks ago when staying at Polloch. Had a fantastic time. I've been on wildlife trips/cruises all over the UK and further afield, and this has to be one of the very best. Watching a pair of...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Loch Shiel is a hidden gem in many ways. Perhaps unfairly overshadowed by the Glenfinnan viaduct, it is a large freshwater loch which runs all the way to Acharacle. The day cruise on a Wednesday takes you from Glenfinnan at one ent to Acharacle at...More

Thank Colin S
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LochShielCruises, Owner at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you Colin for such a lovely review, I’m glad you enjoyed the day and hope you had a good evening in Glenfinnan.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of taking the boat trip as a group . It was excellent despite the weather ! well looked after and very informative thank you

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LochShielCruises, Owner at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. Indeed we didn't have the best day for the run on the Loch but it's good to experience it in all conditions. A good reason to come back on a fair day. Jim

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Karen_Lee_Holt
29 May 2018|
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Response from LochShielCruises | Property representative |
Hi Karen, Sorry, we lost contact this morning. It would take about 15 minutes to walk from the station to the boat, all downhill. It may be easiest to pick you up from the station. Would you like us to do that, or, if not I... More
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JonG30
26 March 2018|
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Response from LochShielCruises | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry but unfortunately I'm having delays in getting through my surveys this year and I won't be starting for a few weeks yet. Jim
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