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Macleod Maidens Wildlife Explorer Boat Trip in Skye


Join us on our most popular boat trip for a wonderful trip exploring the wildlife and scenery on the west coast of Skye. This tour takes you through the stunning Loch Bracadale with high cliffs, dramatic scenery and views of the awe inspiring Cuillins. We pass the uninhabited cliff lined islands of Wiay, Turner Island and to our destination of the Macleod Maidens. We then transit back through the inner Hebridean sea for some wildlife spotting! These impressive sea stacks stand up to 55m tall and are home to a variety of sea birds along with some local tales! Along the way we should encounter plenty of wildlife and some wonderful sights onboard our comfortable boat. This trip covers around 20 nautical miles over the two hours.


Our interactions with wildlife on the trip are often plentiful, with the diverse ecology of Skye and the west coast of Scotland. We often see Minke Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises and even have sightings of leather back turtles! On occasion we have witnessed the west coast pod of Orcas! Our usual resident sea birds of Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles all breed in the area and we have two colonies of seals. With both common and grey seals in the area. Other wonderful wildlife we have depending on the time of year are: Fulmars, Gannets, Great Skua’s, Cormorants, Atlantic Puffins and even Baskin Sharks.

Please remember that we are in a wild environment and can’t guarantee all of the wildlife mentioned on a single boat trip.


This trip has a capacity for 12 passengers, please refer to our booking calendar for scheduled trips, if the date you would like is not available then please get in contact and we could possibly organise a trip for you.

All our boat trips depart from the pontoon at Carbost – 200m past the Talisker distillery. Parking is available on site. We do require guests to come prepared with warm waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear. A camera and water for the day is recommended. Whilst the weather will be monitored and we will only run the trip if the skipper deems the conditions safe, we may encounter some bumps along the way. Please ensure to listen to the safety brief that is given at the start of each trip and raise any questions you may have. Guests that may suffer from seasickness should come prepared. Timings are not exact and may vary slightly.

Terms and Conditions..

In the event of the weather being unsuitable in the interests of comfort and safety, or the minimum number of bookings not being reached, the trip will sadly be canceled. In such events, passengers will be informed with as much notice as possible and where possible will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

For guests wanting to cancel: A full refund will be issued if the cancellation is more than 24 hours away from the nominated departure time. 50% the evening before the departure day, minus the booking fee. No shows will still be charged.

SeaSkye Tours, operating from Carbost, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV47 8SR (+44) 07852837578

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