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Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours

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Portsoy | Glenmore, Portree IV51 9LP, Scotland
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What a great day and a great guide. I will start with the end....Yes Andy takes you on a tour, no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
moorhen
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uk
Excellent day out

We stayed on Skye after Easter and spent a day with Andy soon after we arrived. It was an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
nccat59
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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If you have ever wanted to see a Golden Eagle cruising a mountain ridge or an Otter hunting the shoreline, then you have an excellent chance of making your dream come true on one of our day tours around the dramatic Isle of Skye.
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Portsoy | Glenmore, Portree IV51 9LP, Scotland
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"isle of skye"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great day and a great guide. I will start with the end....Yes Andy takes you on a tour, no it doesn’t follow a set route, is there an abundance of wildlife at every stop ? No. What you get is a fantastic introduction...More

Thank moorhen
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SkyeWildlife, Owner at Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. As you say, I do try to pass on my experience so people can find our wildlife when out on their own. Certainly going out with me early on when here on holiday gives the opportunity to use that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on Skye after Easter and spent a day with Andy soon after we arrived. It was an excellent introduction to Skye and its wildlife with a very knowledgable and friendly guide. We had a super day and would highly recommend the tour. We...More

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SkyeWildlife, Owner at Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback and kind review. All our locations are productive (but rarely all on the same day as you point out - there's always a bit of searching), so great to hear you were able to make the most of our day out...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We have just returned from Skye as we stayed over Easter, and spent a day with Andy touring the island. We really loved it - he was very knowledgeable about wildlife and particularly birds on Skye. We saw a Golden Eagle and an otter off...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing day. Andy is a knowledgeable guide, a mine of information and knows where to go to maximise the likelihood of spotting wildlife. We saw a total of 9 golden eagles, plus a playful otter. I would not hesitate to recommend this...More

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SkyeWildlife, Owner at Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Glad you enjoyed your day out, it was a great day for the Goldies for sure. Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Myself and my family went on a wildlife tour of Skye with Andy of Isle Of Skye Wildlife Tours in August 2017. Andy is a very engaging, friendly and extremely knowlegeable tour guide. He uses a large and comfy people carrier and a good lunch...More

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SkyeWildlife, Owner at Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks for the review and feedback. I'd forgotten about the ray which was a great view and something a bit different.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We decided to take a guided wildlife tour early on in our week on Skye and this proved an excellent decision with the sites and advice provided by Andy. The day itself suffered slightly from the weather but this did not detract from the quality...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous day! Thank you so much Andy for showing us the Wildlife high lights of skye. We were lucky to see sea eagles, golden eagles, otters, seals and so much more. Your knowledge is impressive and your enthusiasm infectious. Thank you very much.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We booked a tour with Andy so that we could explore the Island and gain some insight into the wildlife. Andy is really knowledgeable and thoughout gave us interesting insights into where to find everything from Eagles to Otters. He went out of his way...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

I was hoping to see the wildlife of Skye. What actually happened was being driven around on the metalled roads looking for 'wildlife'. We saw a couple of Otters and right at the end of the day a 'Sea Eagle' sitting in a tree. Oh...More

2  Thank normalf
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SkyeWildlife, Owner at Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

This type of anonymous review with no specific date is hard to respond to properly. Luckily I now know who this person is and the Tour in question, so have updated my original reply: Most people would realize there are no guarantees with nature, we...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have been on Andy's tour before and have never been disappointed. He is very passionate about the wildlife on Skye and knows all the best spots to see the animals. Even on a bad weather day the sightings are still there to be had...More

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ericcusack1
12 September 2017|
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Response from Wendy T | Property representative |
Hi Eric, Yes we do run tours during the winter. Just give me a ring and we can get you booked in. Best wishes Wendy & Andy
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Beardslwy
13 November 2016|
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Response from SkyeWildlife | Property representative |
Hi Davey Normally the answer would be yes as we operate all year round. Unfortunately I've got some enforced time off at the moment as I've had to send some of our optical equipment off for servicing/repair and won't be... More
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Debbie H
20 May 2016|
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Response from Wendy T |
Yes you do need to book in advance as spaces are being booked up very quickly now and we have a limited number of seats.
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