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Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours

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Address: 21 St. Adrians Place | Anstruther, Anstruther KY10 3DX, Scotland
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Fascinating island visit

The Isle of May is a small island in the Firth of Forth estuary which is well known as a nesting area for sea birds. There was a medieval monastery on the island and a exhibition... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Fife
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Isle of May is a small island in the Firth of Forth estuary which is well known as a nesting area for sea birds. There was a medieval monastery on the island and a exhibition in the lighthouse gives a lot of information about how life used to be for previous inhabitants of the island. The boat trip from... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hesitated to book the trip as it rained most of the day. Forecast was for improvement on the afternoon and the office assured me by email that the trip would be going. We wore long johns and rain jackets and were comfortable for the entire trip. Finding parking along the side streets was easier, perhaps due to the weather... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Your closing comment says it all. We are delighted that you enjoyed the trip and thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second trip and it was exciting, interesting and enjoyable. The crew are calm, friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They clearly enjoy their work and know their subject, and make the occasion such a great experience. Thank you.

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back again on the trip and posting a positive review about it and the staff. Hopefully we might see you again sometime. More 

Stirlingshire
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the weather was breezy and the sea choppy the crew were excellent, ensuring everyone was OK - and we all were. The time ashore on the Isle of May is sufficient for a good walk round, time for bird spotting and generally relaxing. the Skipper took time to point out the seals and different aspects of the cliffs. The... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

We are really glad that you enjoyed the trip and took the time to post this review. Your comments about the staff are much appreciated. More 

Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite a rough crossing over (trip had been cancelled the two days prior due to weather - many sick bags were used on our trip!) the weather brightened up once we made it to the island. We saw thousands of birds - puffins, guillemots, razorbills, shags, gannets, eider ducks and many many more. We also saw a lot of seals... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post an excellent review. Glad you enjoyed the trip and your comments about the whole experience are much appreciated. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of only two ways to get to visit The Isle of May. There is the faster Rib boat and I suppose if you're very rich and know someone with a helicopter you might blag your way on to the island. The boat trip and crew offer a good introduction to the island and its wild life and give... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a pretty detailed and light-hearted review. We are really glad you enjoyed the trip and hope to see you again sometime. More 

Long Beach, Mississippi
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather is very changeable in Scotland and only had one day open to visit the Isle of May. The ride out on the very capable May Princess was a little rocky as expected. The boat had a snack bar and drinks to purchase. There were only about 25 of us and most stayed in the cabin area with some... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post an excellent review. Early in the season the weather can be a bit changeable and we appreciate your comments about the experience and the attention from the staff. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always nice to see places where nature still dominates. Before this, we have experienced many boat trips; the main reason for choosing this trip was our desire to see puffins on island. It was advertised on the web page that puffins have arrived this year and we booked our tickets for the first trip to Isle of May... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review. The puffin sightings were particularly good on the first few trips this season, albeit on the water. They don't fully settle on the Island at that stage, however we are glad you still enjoyed the trip as a whole. More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great trip out to the Isle of may, the boat rolled a bit on the way out but not too bad. Unfortunately due to the weather forecast our visit to the island was cut to 2 hours, still enough time to see all the wonderful sea birds, especially the puffins. The return trip was a bit rough, a... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

We are really glad you enjoyed the trip despite it being a difficult day with the weather, and thank you for posting this review. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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346 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife really really wanted to see Puffins. I took a day off work to visit the Isle of May onboard the May Princess. The trip had a very small attendance the day we went, I guess the rains in the morning scared everyone away. But it was beautiful and sunny for our visit. After a pleasant ride over to... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation and for taking the time to post the review. We look forward to seeing you again if you return later in the Summer. More 

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