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Whales and Wildlife
Welcome to Hebridean Whale Cruises. We operate whale watching and wildlife cruises from Gairloch, on Scotland's spectacular north west coast.
We look out over the fringes of the Atlantic Ocean. On the horizon are the misty shapes of the Outer Hebrides. To the south we see the majestic peaks of the Isle of Skye.
These glittering Hebridean waters are favoured with an abundance of marine wildlife.
We Bring You Close
Here you will find whales, dolphins, porpoises, sharks – the great creatures of the sea. On the shoreline there are colonies of seals and families of otters. We have birds as rare and spectacular as the White-tailed Eagle, as lovable as the Puffin.
Our goal is to bring you close to these wonderful creatures, undisturbed in their natural environment.
Offshore and Inshore
We have two boats in Gairloch and operate daily whale and wildlife cruises – Offshore, to whale and dolphin feeding grounds in the open waters of the North Minch; and Inshore, around Loch Gairloch, a natural wildlife haven.
You can have the fun and adventure of Orca 1, our open RHIB, speeding you quickly and safely to offshore destinations; or the comfort and stability of the M.V. Kerry, our classic offshore cruiser.
We can take you on a unique trip to the remote and fascinating Shiant Islands. We offer specialist cruises for those interested in the birds of the sea. We cater for all – from families and parties to individual travellers.
Your First Choice
We are renowned for our local knowledge, expertise, and awareness of marine ecology.
For whale and wildlife cruises from Gairloch there is simply no-one to compare. Hebridean Whale Cruises offer an exceptional marine wildlife experience.