What we encounter
Sea Birds and White Tailed Sea Eagles
We pass nesting sites of fulmars, guillemots and gulls. We also encounter black and red throated divers, gannets, and other sea birds.
Often Larry, our friendly great Skua will come right up to the boat to see if we've brought him his breakfast, mackerel is his favourite.
Loch Broom has multiple pairs of Sea Eagles, this makes it a fantastic place for spotting both adults and juvinile birds. Whether this be around the nest sites or soaring above the loch.
We are lucky to have both Common and Grey seals scattered around the shores and Islands. From June onwards the Common seals are pupping so this is a great chance to see young pups taking their first swim. The rib is a fantastic and versitile boat which enables us to get up close without disturbing these lovable creatures and throughout the years they have become very relaxed with our pressance.
Dolphins and Porpoises
Porpoises are residents in the loch all year round, with good weather there is always a high chance of spotting them throughout the loch.
As shoals of fish move into the loch so do our larger cetaceans, we have a few species but our most numerous are the common dolphins. We typical see pods of 30-60 dolphins and they will often come to play and interact with the boat.
As we work through the islands, if the weather permits we visit Cathedral Cave, a magnificent cave that swallows the boat..
Local fishing boats and Fishfarm
We regularly come alongside local fishing boats to have a chat and see them haul in their creels.
We pass by the salmon cages to watch the salmon leap from the water and discuss the pros and cons of this farming technique.
Surrounding landscape and Summer Isles
Loch Broom is surrounded by beautiful mountains, cascading waterfalls, a rugged coastline and is filled with the stunning Summer Isles.