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Loch Shiel Cruises

Glenfinnan, Scotland
+44 1687 470322
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A must for lovers of history and wildlife

Another highlight of my holiday. The Sileas leaves from Glenfinnan, just outside the hotel. They... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cora B
Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
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Very enjoyable and hospitality to an extreme pleasure!

If you go to Lock she'll, and don't go on this cruise you will never know what you missed. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carrollton, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another highlight of my holiday. The Sileas leaves from Glenfinnan, just outside the hotel. They offer various cruises but the best one is the Wednesday one to Acharacle. The scenery is spectacular and breathtaking. On leaving you can clearly see the Glenfinnan monument and even...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Lock she'll, and don't go on this cruise you will never know what you missed. It was an outstanding time, the boat captain and extremely nice gentleman and very attentive and informative.

1  Thank Gstafford61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second trip with Jim and was not disappointed.Saw a Sea Eagle within minutes of leaving dock and it flew over us for quite a while.Jim was sharing his vast knowledge of the area from start to finish.The scenery is special even if eagles dont arrive...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Jim was a great guide, very knowledgeable and helpful. He spotted golden eagles and ensured all guests saw them. When he noticed I was struggling with my camera lens, he lent me the 600mm lens of his own camera for better shots of the marvelous...More

1  Thank ProDelgado
LochShielCruises, Owner at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Many thanks for your great review and sentiments. It was a pleasure to help as much as I could. Shame the eagle didn't show up again, but that's what makes seeing them more special.

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

2 families of 2 adults and 2 kids aged 8 and 6 really enjoyed this cruise. It took around an hour to nip up and down Loch sheil, taking in the beautiful scenery, looking out for eagles and reindeer as we passed. On board there...More

3  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cruise is on a small old boat with a salty captain and charming hospitality. The views of the mountains and hills are specular as is the captain's knowledge of the landmarks and history. This is a small family operation and worthy of support.

3  Thank TeddyD673
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wonderful to be able to get out of the car and hop on a boat with a few others and motor down a loch! Nice way to see the landscape in the area, as well as some Golden Eagles, Red deer, and get a history...More

4  Thank lizano
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This morning cruise is timed well so you can watch the Jacobite Steam Train cross the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct, a sight you will always remember. The cruise then carries on with spectacular views of the Loch and surrounding area. The captain provides a wealth of...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best boat trips. The captain Jim is the salt of the earth. One of the nicest and most genuine men you could wish to meet. Very knowledgeable on the area, very passionate and clearly loves his work. A beautiful unspoilt...More

1  Thank Wessley J
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth the day out I will do it again the hospitality on board was great and a nice wee dram to help you along Dez

Thank desmond3110
LochShielCruises, Owner at Loch Shiel Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Hi Dez N Joe, glad you enjoyed the cruise, see you next time. Jim

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I would love to do this cruise, but we will only be in the area Saturday-Monday in July. Are there any options for a weekend cruise? If not, how early is the Monday cruise? Thank you.
29 January 2016|
Response from minty999 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to loch sheil cruises web site it has a time table of the different cruises on offer. You can always give them a ring they are really freindly and happy to answer any questions.
Can I bring my dog? He is calm and spaniel size.
4 October 2015|
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Response from LochShielCruises | Property representative |
Hi. Dogs are welcome on board. Note that I stop running for this season on Thursday 8th October. Regards, Jim Michie