Aird Cottage, Badachro
Gairloch IV21 2AB

Boat Trips


The sea is so central to Gairloch that you must venture out at least once
Picture of a fisherman on a boat holding a shell fish and providing a talk to people on a tour

Shellfish Safaris

Shellfish Safaris, Dry Island – Aird Cottage overlooks Dry Island in the bay below, and there you will find local skipper Ian McWhinney and his traditional creel boat. Ian’s family has been fishing from Badachro for generations and you could not find a better guide to the area. He will take you on a tour of the sea loch, pointing out places of interest, and you can watch him bring up his creels while he explains his catch and his world. His family also offers informal seafood lunches. Fascinating and enjoyable for all ages. Our favourite – 01445 741263

A photo of Common dolphins in the Minch off Gairloch, Wester Ross

Hebridean Whale Cruises

Hebridean Whale Cruises of a wide range of cetaceans and sea birds, including puffins. Runs from the end of April to September/October.

Logo of Aird Cottage Badachro featuring a bird of prey in light blue

“Alice” Glass-bottomed Boat Trips

“Alice” Glass-bottomed Boat Trips – Enjoy the teaming wildlife both above and below the waves along Gairloch’s southern shore.

Logo of Aird Cottage Badachro featuring a bird of prey in light blue

Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises 

Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises  – Daily boat trips running throughout the season from Gairloch Pier to see a wide range of wildlife in a catamaran skippered by a qualified marine biologist.