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Dry Island, Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AB, Scotland
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Brilliant trip

My wife and I visited the Poolewe market last year where we met Mrs McWhinney who retails some of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MelkortheMighty
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Great fun and educational too!

A great hour and a half out on the Loch. Prawns, 3 types of crab and multiple huge starfish brought... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Dudders2017
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Dry Island, Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Poolewe market last year where we met Mrs McWhinney who retails some of her husband’s catch. Sadly we weren’t able to go out but resolved we would in 2018. Ian was very helpful in arranging the trip because the...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A great hour and a half out on the Loch. Prawns, 3 types of crab and multiple huge starfish brought on board, all with an interesting, humorous running commentary from Ian. Very much recommended!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip on Ian's boat. He is very knowledgable of the area and we caught loads of crab, lobsters and prawns. Great trip and fab scenery. Worth a visit

Thank Andrea J
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Ian is a great guide, telling you some interesting historical facts about the area whilst hauling all manner of wonderful sea creatures from the water. Got to hold an octopus, lobster eggs, live languistines and a massive star fish. Nice little...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I literally went along for the ride. I am not a fish / shellfish fan but had such a great time on the boat trip. We caught crab, fish and star fish. The kids loved it, the whole experience start to finish was such an...More

Thank Sheena H
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Ian is an experienced fisherman who couples knowledge of the wildlife with snippets of local history. Fascinating to hear about the shellfish business. Children loved fishing for mackerel and also seeing what was in the creels as they came in, getting up close to a...More

Thank Androyd55
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We enjoyed a boat trip from Dry Island as part of our family summer holiday to Gairloch. The experience was fun from start to finish. From finding the Island and crossing the causeway to gaining a special passport as an Islonian! We were on a...More

Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I had a great time on Ian's boat discovering how people fish seashells on the West coast. Ian told us with passion and humour the story of the loch and many interesting and funny facts about the crabs, langoustines, lobsters and squat lobsters he catches....More

Thank Alexandre V
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

My husband booked a shellfish safari for me as a wedding anniversary surprise and we went with our little 4 year old son on a blustery but sunny morning. Most creels had something in and and we handled crabs and langoustines, starfish brittle stars, young...More

2  Thank StephinScotland
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great time on the Shellfish safari, very interesting and insightful. Lovely fresh shellfish to take home with us. Would definitely recommend the experience!

1  Thank Emma D
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