Our seal trips are unique because, unlike other boat trip operators who may promise you will see seals on every trip, we don’t. No-one can guarantee this but we guarantee that you will get the trip for free if there are no seals.
As the longest established boat trip operator in Skye & Lochalsh, we know there are times when the seals will have simply disappeared. There could be many reasons — high tide, canoes chasing them off or they have just gone elsewhere; after all it is nature in the wild. You will get a warm and friendly welcome from our experienced and knowledgeable skipper and crew, great commentary, and one that children will love.
What we will see
No two trips are exactly the same, but you will always get unrivalled opportunities to photograph seals, harbour seals or grey seals can be seen with many species of sea birds. Dolphins and porpoise are becoming more regular visitors. The trip will take you to Duncraig Castle, Heron Island and The Railway line from Inverness to Kyle. From the magnificent Applecross Mountains and Bealach Na Ba to the awe-inspiring Cuillin Range on the Isle of Skye and north to the Torridon Mountains. The trip always finishes with a tour of the harbour, giving you the chance to get some fantastic photographs of Plockton from the sea.
For one-hour seal trips
How you can join a seal trip – make a booking
1. GO TO THE BOAT – SULA MHOR / Either at the Car Park pontoon (IV52 8TP) or the Main Pier (IV52 8TL) which is through the village, just turn up and pay on board. You can check departure points by calling us on the day or visit Hidden Treasures / Seal Trip information point in the village. At the end of the season there is no need to reserve online. Trips are at 10.30 12.00 14.00 and 15.30 in October. //Please note our last trip for the season will be at 14.00 on Thursday 31st October.
2. HIDDEN TREASURES – GIFT SHOP / Visit our Gift Shop on the seafront to find out about times and departure points.
3. ONLINE / Trips are usually 10.30 12.00 14.00 and 16.00 but as times can vary please feel free to call us or pop into our information point at Hidden Treasures gift shop. The boat has a capacity of 61 passengers – we take 35 online bookings and the rest are on a first come first served basis at the boat itself at time of travel.
You can reserve your place on a seal trip by pre-registering online. Simply choose your preferred date and time and the number of people joining you. Tickets are released a couple of weeks ahead of each sailing date and you can book up to 9 o’clock on the morning of departure. Reserve Online here.
Contact us or give us a call to reserve your tickets. Call us on 01599 544306 or 07761 263 828.
For any further questions click here to check Frequently Asked Questions.