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AquaXplore and Island Cruiser Boat Trips from Elgol, Isle of Skye


AquaXplore and Island Cruiser - Exhilarating Whale, wildlife-watching and sightseeing boat trips from Elgol, Isle of Skye


..the best wildlife trips around....and the best value too..



5 ***** RATED on TripAdvisor

4.8 ***** RATED on Google






For Online bookings please see boat trips page.



AquaXplore - Exhilarating wildlife and whale watching tours on our offshore RIBS (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats). Experience the remote and beautiful isles of Canna, Rum, Soay, Eigg and the Cuillin and Loch Coruisk. Breathtaking scenery, unique history and abundant wildlife - join us for regular sightings of Minke whales, Basking Sharks, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Otters, Sea-Eagles, Puffins and majestic seabirds in this rich marine environment.

Island Cruiser - See the islands and all the wildlife with all the comforts you would expect including a heated wheelhouse, weather canopy, onboard toilet and wheelchair access. The same trips as on AquaXplore - just a different type of boat. Also available for charter trips tailored to your requirements.


We are committed to delivering a first class wildlife-watching experience.We are also a "WISE" Wildlife Safe Accredited operator and members of Wild Scotland, the wildlife operators asociation.

Some comments from our Guestbook:

."The highlight of our trip...a fabulous day we will remember forever" "highly recommended...worth every penny "   "a fantastic day out...dolphins swimming with the boat"    "the most magical experience I have ever had"

...and from TripAdvisor:

"Best boat trips in Scotland...".."If you only do one thing..."...Awesome, well worth the price..."...5* experience..."...Our ultimate holiday adventure..."

Click here for our TripAdvisor page - or the logo opposite.

Fantastic unbeatable value! - adult fares from only £30 adult (1 hr special) and £40 (1.5hr)

"No Hype / Straight Talk" guaranteed! Want to know what wildlife you will really see? - then talk to us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. (see boat trips and questions page)


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Common Dolphin from AquaXplore (photo taken by Nuria from Spain)



RECENT SIGHTINGS - The Puffins and all the nesting birds are on the Isle of Canna and will be until the end of July (Trip 4). We are also seeing our usual regular sightings of dolphins and some Minke whales sightings. Plus Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles, Seals, Deer (on Rum) and many other birds too of course.

19th June 2024




In the main wildlife months our trips see regular sightings of Dolphins, Minke whales, and Basking sharks. We see Puffins and many other seabirds on all our trips between May and July, and most AquaXplore trips throughout the season include Sea Eagles and Golden Eagles, together with Grey and Common seals. Occasionally we are fortunate to see more exotic creatures - such as Sunfish , Sperm Whales or even Orca/killer whales!


Dont forget - to give you the best experience possible our half day tours are unique in covering a distance of 35 to 40 miles so you get the best chance to encounter a great range of wildlife!

...Please see our guestbook comments to get an idea of what you can see...

For information and bookings:

01471 866244 or 0800 731 3089

For email - see Contact us page


Travelling to the Small Isles or Coruisk?

Ask us about One-way dropoffs and pickups - Quick, Convenient and Flexible


TO ENSURE YOUR PLACES BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL - CALL 0800 731 3089 or 01471 866244 

or click here to visit our BOAT TRIPS page.


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Special services for Climbers and Walkers - Ideal for ridge traverses and the Dubh Ridge. Early Bird dropoffs from 9.00am (or earlier) and late pickups. See boat trips page or call us.

Corporate, commercial or private charter trips - We offer a truly flexible service and will always endeavour to provide what you want. We can promise you a great service and a memorable trip!


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Member of Wild Scotland - the wildlife and nature tourism operators association     Member of the WiSe scheme for wildlife safe operators


Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions Licenced by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency Professional Boatmans Association
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