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Barra Island Tours

Isle of Barra, United Kingdom
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About Barra Island Tours
Let Rob or Paul take you to see Barra’s unique tiny airport, where the plane lands on Traigh Mhor (Big Beach). Barra airport is the only one in the world to have scheduled flights landing on a beach, so even if you have flown in it's a sight well worth seeing. See the abandoned village at Balnabodach, and take in the beautiful scenery and wild life that makes Barra what it is.
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graceph88 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
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Excellent tour by Rob that was packed full of local history and interesting facts alike. We learnt a lot about the different clans and settlement areas (the clans being of particular interest given my husband's surname is McNeil). Rob has a great guide style that's a perfect combination of relaxed yet equally informative and interesting and he took took us to locations that weren't easily accessible on foot or bike so we got to see much more of the island than we had seen on previous days. I'd recommend a tour by Rob to anyone looking to learn some local history and see some beautiful sights. Thanks Rob!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Grace Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your very positive comments and recommendation. I'm very luck that late in lfe I've found something that I really enjoy, that lets me meet lovely folk from all over the world and gets me paid. How lucky am I? All the very best to you and Ben....haste ye back. Rob
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Caroline B wrote a review Sep 2021
Hamilton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Had a fabulous tour with Rob who was an excellent source of information and made our tour so interesting and enjoyable! His passion for Barra and it’s history and culture was evident throughout our tour. Would highly recommend that anyone visiting Barra book this special tour with such a lovely guide!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours
Responded 16 Sep 2021
Hi Caroline Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for the very positive and complimentary remarks in it. Like I think I may have said to you I feel very lucky to be able to do what I do. Mark Twain was right! I hope the rest of your visit went well and that you managed to get back to the airport ok. All the very best Rob
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Frank M wrote a review Sep 2021
Motherwell, United Kingdom221 contributions49 helpful votes
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After arranging a day trip to Barra the thought then turned as to what to do for the 4 hours or so. A quick check brought up Barra Island Tours operated, when we visited, by Rob. Having made contact via email with Rob we never looked back. Great communications throughout prior to travel, and Rob was waiting for us in his spacious Kia to show us around the island in a timely, but unhurried manner. Apart from the expected, and some unexpected, sights, Rob also had a vast knowledge of the history of the island and its populations dating back to pre-Christian times. Rob did most of the work by driving around mostly single lane roads littered with passing places (although some other drivers don't seem to know what they are there for) although there was ample opportunity to stop, wonder at some of the fantastic sights, vistas and beaches on Barra and Vatersay. Our day was a bit overcast with low cloud sitting atop hills but this didn't spoil the enjoyment of hearing about the island and its history. The tours are customised to your needs so it can be a full-on island tour, one way trips or split into two, for example, if wanting dropped and then picked up again later. In our case Rob was already waiting for us and had us back at the airport in time for us to see our plane landing. Search Barra Island Tours for the company. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours
Responded 16 Sep 2021
Hi Frank Thanks for your long and detailed review. It really helps folk who are considering booking with me get an insight into what they will experience shoud they go ahead. All the very to you and your friend whose name escapes me. Cheers Rob
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kfothwatson wrote a review Aug 2021
Laurencekirk, United Kingdom11 contributions
My friend Lynne and I had a fab 3 hours taking in the sights of Barra and Vatersay with the very knowledgeable Rob last weekend. So interesting and informative and how Rob retains all he knows about everything possible on the islands is amazing. Lots of stops at places of interest and for photo opportunities as well. We would highly recommend doing this tour. Along with Rob’s engaging and easy manner he made it fun as well as really interesting. Thanks again Rob!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours
Responded 16 Sep 2021
Hi Kay Thanks for the positive review and for taking the trouble to write it. I'm so glad that you and Lynne enjoyed the tour and that you like what you saw and heard. Like it says on my website I hope that my tours give folks "A chance to see what others miss" and I'm especially pleased that you found it fun. All the best to you both. Cheers Rob
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tpbel wrote a review Aug 2021
Belfast, United Kingdom447 contributions246 helpful votes
Do not hesitate to book this tour with Rob. We were arriving by plane and getting the ferry to Eriskay later that day so we booked the tour as an interesting way to fill our time. Well, it proved to be so much more than that! Rob is full of knowledge and tells the stories and gives the information in such an engaging and interesting way, I really felt I learned a lot about Barra and Vatersay (which is also on the tour trail). What a beautiful place, and Rob is also happy to share his own personal story of how he got here. What a lovely way to spend a few hours - we were so impressed with this fabulous introduction to the islands. Thanks so much, Rob!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from RobfromBarra, Owner at Barra Island Tours
Responded 13 Aug 2021
Hi Tracy Thanks for the very positive review - very much appreciated. I'm very lucky to get to do what I do, show folks our beautiful islands and share stories and info that I hope brings the place to life. I'm really glad that you and yours enjoyed it and even happier to have met another Bowie nut like me. Your husband and daughter were very understanding as we babled on about faourite albums and stuff. All the very best wishes to you all and...... Love On Ya! Rob
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