3 independent reviews for Whisky and wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland

Reviews for Whisky and wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland

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review 29 Jun 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

WE loved kayaking a and stirring the malt at Laphroig.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

We would recommend people to be fit, pack minimally and get ready for an experience of a lifetime.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. The boat and its operators respected the environment and the people whom we visited. Whatever was packed in was packed out.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This vacation forces one to totally relax. Bring great books and let the ocean, islands and surroundings fill your day.

review 12 Jun 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

While the whole trip was memorable, the weather was perfect, seeing the puffins and going into the sea cave on Staffa was a thrill. Our captain rowed us around to look at the spotted seals which were just as curious to look at us as we were to see them. Of course, the Islay whiskys can't be beat distilleries tours were excellent and we enjoyed more then a few drams most evenings.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't be afraid to book your trip the end of May or early June. Talking to the locals, this is when they get out to view wildlife. Do some planning as to which whiskey distilleries you want or need to visit because there are way too many.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We had a great time meeting local merchants and artisans that still weave with local wool, make baskets out of local material and all were gentle souls.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We loved Scotland and the operator. The crew was great and went out of their way to make sure we were happy, well feed and comfortable.

review 15 Aug 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Being "on the water" was exhilarating! When the weather was good, it was glorious, and when the weather was stormy, it was exciting.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Miminize luggage. Storage space is modest. Layers are necessary. Don't forget the rain gear. Be flexible. Much of the itinerary is dictated by weather and tides. The vacation providers office staff are very kind to help with arrangements. Try to take time before/after the cruise to visit Oban and Tobermory. Lovely towns.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely a benefit to the locals. Food is purchased locally. And most of us found lovely things to purchase. The protocol on the ship was very respectful of the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a delight. I was hoping for something unique and it was!

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