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Kilt Rock & Whale/Dolphin spotting trips - leaving from Staffin

Join us on an exciting trip to the north of the Trotternish peninsula which is a favourite feeding ground of minke whales. We will cruise along the stunning coastline, with its spectacular jurassic cliffs - most famously the Kilt Rock. We will be heading out the the underwater sea-mountains where there is a good chance to spot the whales and dolphins. As with all wildlife spotting, it's difficult to guarantee, but all our skippers know the best places to maximise your chances of spotting the wildlife and make it a memorable trip.
On our way back we will go alongside the cliffs of Flodigarry Island and will hopefully spot the resident white tail sea-eagle. 


2 1/2 hours non-landing trip leaving from Staffin.


Kilt Rock & Whale/Dolphin spotting trips
Best Times: August - October.

It varies from year to year when the whales arrive in Skye and leave again - the best time to spot the minke whales is between late July and late September (with August being the peak month).

Did you know? The minke whale is named after a Norwegian Whaler "Miencke" who often harpooned  minke whales mistaking them for blue whales. The crew started calling these animals “Meincke’s whales” and the name caught on.

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.


Trips can book out a few weeks in advance. To avoid disappointment I recommend to book your places as early as possible. 

Terms & Conditions

In the event of the weather being unsuitable in the interests of comfort and safety, the trip will be cancelled. In such events, passengers will be offered an alternative date. If not suitable for the passenger, there will be a full refund. In event of the passenger cancelling there will be no refund unless the seat can be re-sold, in which case there will be a refund (subject to deduction of a 10% admin charge.) We do not store credit card details, nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

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