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SkyeXplorer Boat Trips - Isle of Skye​

Guaranteed to see Puffins - Whales and Eagles with luck !​​​

Puffin Trips (late April - July)
90 minutes non-landing

90 minute trip to the Ascrib Island to visit the Puffin breeding colonies and the resident seals (common seals and grey seals). There is a wide variety of seabirds around the islands including guillemots, gannets, razorbills, shags, graylag geese, etc.  With a bit of luck we might even see the largest bird of prey - the majestic white tail sea eagle.
In addition to the puffins, the Ascrib Islands offer fantastic west coast scenery and the resident common and grey seal populations. The Islands are also designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) under the European Union's Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC).

Please note:
The Puffins arrive in their breeding colonies mid April and will leave again at the end of July/early August. Once the Puffins arrive at their breeding place - we are able to guarantee that you will see the Puffins!
The seals around the Ascrib Islands are present year round. All puffin trips are non-landing so you will stay on board throughout your trip on SkyeXplorer II.

Did you know? 
The cute appearance of the puffin, with its large red bill and feet and its striking plumage, has resulted in nicknames such as "clown of the ocean" and "sea parrot".
What to bring? 
Although the SkyeXplorer II  offers plenty of shelter from the elements, we recommend that you dress warm and bring waterproofs. No muddy shoes please.