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
Trips are usually at 10.00 11.30 14.00 and 15.30 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 50 passengers – but we have limited numbers to allow for social distancing. In compliance with Covid guidelines we also have an online booking system. Online tickets become available around two weeks prior to departures. Please note we may also have last minute availability at the boat.
1. ONLINE where you will be transferred to our booking system. Choose number of passengers and then date and time. You will be offered an option of taking a dog (limited to three per trip) Then payment options. Once you have booked online you will receive an email confirmation please show this on boarding. Please note departure points vary so before you go to the boat – SULA BHEAG please check where it is going from, either at the Car Park pontoon (IV52 8TP) or the Main Pier (IV52 8TL) which is through the village. You can check departure points by calling us on the day or visit Hidden Treasures / Seal Trip information point in the village.
2. HIDDEN TREASURES – GIFT SHOP You can visit our Gift Shop on the seafront for information, help with booking or to to find out about departure points. Open 10 -5 Monday to Saturday 11- 4 Sundays
3. Telephone bookings If you are unable to book online you can call us within a day or two of your chosen departure and we can reserve a place for you.
For any further questions click here to check Frequently Asked Questions.