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Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours

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Address: 21 St. Adrians Place | Anstruther, Anstruther KY10 3DX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7957 585200
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Great day tour to Isle of May

Went to Isle of May in 2014 and it was a great day if you enjoy nature and wildlife (which I do). A lovely island with a lot of seals and seabirds a short trip from Anstruther... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Isle of May in 2014 and it was a great day if you enjoy nature and wildlife (which I do). A lovely island with a lot of seals and seabirds a short trip from Anstruther. There is also the possibility of seeing whales, although if whale watching is your goal, it is probably better to go on a... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Excellent trip to Island the Skipper gave a running commentary both ways very knowledgeable about seabirds, staff very helpful and courteous small snack bar and toilet on board canny beat a hot drink on cooler days highly recommend this service you'll not be disappointed

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were lucky enough to visit the Isle of May earlier this year on a gloriously sunny day. I once travelled a long way to try to see a puffin and came back to discover that the Firth of Forth is an excellent place to see a puffin. This trip was no exception. All the birds were fascinating (it's a... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

We are really glad you enjoyed the trip and got to see the Puffins. Your comments about the Island and the boat trip are really appreciated and thanks for taking the time to post the review. More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lots of walking around the isle when we got there- it perhaps wasnt the best idea with an eight month old baby but on the whole, a great day out! There wasn't a bar on the main street... but at least there was one on the boat! The whole family had a blast! The crew were a brilliant laugh as... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

We are glad you and the family had a great day out, and thanks for taking the time to offer us an excellent review. Hopefully we will see you again sometime. More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a great boat ride and visit to the Isle of May. The boat has every facility and is the same boat the rangers take to get on and off the Isle.

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to offer us an excellent review. We are glad you enjoyed your time on the Island and the boat trip. More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our trip began inauspiciously. We were late for the boat due to a chain of events, however the crew kindly waited for us and we departed just a few minutes late for the island. A well kept boat with knowledgeable crew updated us along the way and we enjoyed watching seabirds diving for fish. Gannets, Guillemots, Shag, Razorbills and the... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a detailed and positive review. We are really glad you enjoyed the trip and have recommended to others. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a wonderful tour. You take about a 45 minute boat ride to the Isle of May to see thousands of seabirds. I was there in early May and saw many nesting birds. The Common Eider nests in the ground and can be seen just next to the trail. There are many other birds nesting on the cliffs -... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the trip out to the May Island to see the Puffins. Thanks for taking the time to post the excellent review. More 

Colinsburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Just been to The Isle of May for the day and thoroughly enjoyed it. The boat and crew were brilliant and the wardens on the island were really friendly. Been living so near for 4 years and always meant to go but never seemed to get round to it. Can wait to go back in the spring to see all... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

You are not alone in saying you live locally, but never got round to doing the trip. Glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again next Spring. More 

St.Andrews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you're having a day by Anstruther's seaside, fit this one in. It will be long remembered as a very happy experience!

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review about the trip. Glad you enjoyed it as a "very happy experience". More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I had the most amazing day out with the May Princess yesterday. It was pretty late in the season for birds, but we still saw a wide range of wildlife. The crew on the boat were friendly and very helpful. They were as enthusiastic about wildlife spotting as the rst of us, and pointed out some great stuff. The Isle... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a pretty detailed and positive review about the trip. Your comments about the service from the staff are much appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime. More 

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