Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises

Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises
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Address: Charleston Harbour Pier Road Gairloch Ross-shire
Postcode: IV21 2BQ
Age Group: All Ages
Telephone: +44 (0) 1445 712636
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Hello and welcome to Gairloch Marine Life Centre and Cruises page! We are located in one of the most picturesque areas in Wester Ross on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands where you will be spoilt with so much to see and do. The Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve is situated in Glen Torridon and Loch Maree is just a short drive away.

Come and join us on our daily boat trips between March and October where we monitor and survey Hebridean wildlife including Harbour Porpoises, Whales, Grey and Common Seals and Dolphins, plus a huge variety of seabirds including White Tailed Eagles, Golden Eagles, Black-Throated Divers, Great Northern Divers to name but a few.

Established in 1989 Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises is one of the longest running marine wildlife operators in Europe and has the longest running porpoise survey world-wide. We offer scenic and wildlife survey cruises around Gairloch, on the magnificent west coast of the Highlands of Scotland, with the emphasis on research and education. As Ian is a Marine Biologist, much of our time is spent researching marine mammal behaviour.

Duration:       Two hours
Times:           10:00am, 12:30pm & 3:00pm
Prices:            Adults £20 Under 18's £15
Infants under 12 months free of charge

As part of our ongoing research with Sea Watch Foundation and Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust all sightings during our cruises are recorded and input into our onboard computer. As well as being used for our own research purposes this important data is also shared with scientists and statisticians as part of their ongoing cetacean studies.

We are the only marine wildlife cruise operator in the area to be accredited by both the Scottish Marine Wildlife Operators Association and WISE Scheme and comply with the marine wildlife operators’ code of conduct. We are also members of the SeaWatch Foundation and Wild Scotland. Our monitoring and data collection is funded only by wildlife cruises offered between Easter and September each year. The cruises aim to inform and educate visitors about our marine environment and the animals and birds found in and around it.