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A Warm Welcome to Shellfish Safaris

Join local skipper Ian McWhinney on his traditional creel fishing boat in the beautiful setting of Badachro Bay on Scotland's West Coast. Watch as the creels are hauled from the crystal clear waters, and participate in an activity that has been part of Ian's family for centuries.

Fresh Caught Lobster from the West Coast of Scotland

Freshly Caught Lobster, from Dry Island on the West Coast of Scotland

Come and see the shellfish and sea life as the creels are hauled in, filled with langoustines, squat lobsters, crabs, octopus, starfish, scorpion fish and beautiful shells. Some of Ian's shellfish ends up on plates at Gordon Ramsay's restaurants, but you can sample this delicious fresh food for yourself and take some shellfish home for tea.

While you're on the boat trip you can also see the abundant wildlife found in the area; maybe catching sight of porpoises and dolphins, seals and seabirds.

Ian takes a maximum of 10 passengers at a time. All trips leave from historical Dry Island Pier, Badachro and must be pre-booked by phone: 01445 741263

Trips are approx 1¾ hrs starting at 9am and every 2hrs after that. Adults £17.50 Children £12.50. Ian's boat is certificated by the MCA and fully equipped with all safety equipment including children's life jackets. Binoculars and wildlife guides supplied. Free boat trip if no shellfish seen. Also evening mackeral fishing trips are available.

Come on a Shellfish Safari for a unique experience of the fantastic beauty of the West Coast of Scotland.

Contact Us

Dry Island Langoustines, packed to stop them fighting
Ian McWhinney
Shellfish Safaris
Dry Island
IV21 2AB

01445 741263

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