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Brigadoon Sea Eagle and Wildlife Boat Trips

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Portree, United Kingdom
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About Brigadoon Sea Eagle and Wildlife Boat Trips
The MV Brigadoon and her crew have been operation out of Portree since 1996 being the first to bring sea eagle feeding to the UK public. During your trip you will experience one of Scotland's premier wildlife attractions, the sea eagle along with other various sea birds, seals, porpoise, dolphins and whales. Photography trips and full and half day private hires are also available on request.
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Brigadoon Sea Eagle and Wildlife Boat Trips
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divefan wrote a review Jul 2018
St. Helena, California573 contributions250 helpful votes
The boat was nice because it was clean, and the seating on top (sorry, not a boat person), had a good elevation and a large, padded seating area, which made for great bird viewing. It seemed to be the best among the other boats we saw. Other people on other boats had to stand up, or there wasn’t even a top part. My husband is a serious birder, and apparently this and Norway are the only locations to bag a white tailed eagle for a life bird. Hubby was ecstatic. The skipper (Nigel)was pleasant, but it was really Dave with whom we interacted, and I sensed that he was passionate about the eagles, and went the extra mile to make sure we got a good look. Indeed, for me, even as a “bird widow”, seeing an eagle soaring down to the water, was a high point in my Scotland trip. To see the eagles when they are perched on the cliff side, having access to binoculars really helps to get in more viewing time. Dave had some good binocs, but since we were alone, and of course hubby brought his own binoculars (don’t leave home without ‘em), I don’t know how many pairs they have on board. Didn’t see sea mammals, although we went to where they might be and looked around. But the sea eagle will be forever embedded in my memory.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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BeeRee67 wrote a review Oct 2017
New York105 contributions15 helpful votes
We had perfect weather the day we went out on the boat; 70 and sunny and no wind. We saw two sets of eagles and several seals. We didn't get to see any porpoises though. The scenery from the boat was just incredible.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Laura M wrote a review Aug 2017
Colne, United Kingdom451 contributions86 helpful votes
Can't fault this trip! It was fabulous! The boat was beautiful and the crew members were top blokes! Came as a special outing with my boyfriend, our dog, and my mum & dad. We all thoroughly enjoyed it! We were lucky enough to see a sea eagle and seals! I just missed seeing the porpoises. Would've definitely loved to have gone out again on another day had we been staying nearer to Portree. Excellent value for money! Thank you so much!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Skirge T wrote a review Aug 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom45 contributions5 helpful votes
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We spent a week on Skye and went out four times with Beigadoon Boat Trips. WE CAANOT RECOMEND THEM HIGHLY ENOUGH! They went above and beyond to make our trips out so special evedy timel very friendly and helpful. Even our dog felt so welcome lol For £20 per person it is a total bargain, just remember these are wild animals so they will bot always play ball, the weather is also a thing that cannot be controled. I say ring about 8pm the night before you are hoping to go out on a trip and you should be able to get on one.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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citybreaker32 wrote a review Aug 2017
Dorset, United Kingdom32 contributions15 helpful votes
Had a great 2 hour trip out of Portree harbour on the Brigadoon. Actually it wasn't the Brigadoon it was the Spindlethrift because Brigadoon was being repaired.. it was a nice boat comfortable with all the usual health and safety stuff. Skipper Peter was very informative and managed the boat well. With his help we saw two sea eagles on the outbound trip although neither was in a mood to be tempted by the lure. We pressed on and saw a colony of seals basking on the sun. We turned around to go back and someone shouted "they're flying" and we spent the next half an hour tracking around the bay watching these magnificent creatures soaring high on the thermals. As if that wasn't enough Peter found a pod of porpoises out on a fishing trip. Peter was also very informative about Skye and the other islands . Thoroughly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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