For over 30 years now Calum Mackenzie and his crews have taken thousands of visitors on many hundreds of cruises to see the famous seals of Plockton, on Scotland’s magnificent West Coast.
Our visitors return year after year, with many coming back to Plockton wanting to go on another boat trip and see the seals. Children nag their mums and dads to take them to see Calum, leaving with the great thrill of having ‘driven the boat’.
Calum has been sailing these waters for over 35 years, nobody knows the seals and dolphins better than him. And they have got to know him pretty well too!
Plockton was the mythical home of the Highland Policeman ‘Hamish Macbeth’, one of the most popular television series of the 90’s. Come and see the scenes made famous in the shows, when Plockton became Loch Dubh, and the adventures of the local ‘bobby’ and his wee ‘Jock’ have amused audiences all over the world.
And whilst you are in Plockton don’t forget to visit ‘Hidden Treasures‘, the gift shop on the waterfront for information on all trips and for that special memory of your visit to the ‘Jewel of the Highlands’.
How it all began
Calum’s Plockton Seal Trips, now one of the best wildlife cruises in the UK, had humble beginnings. Calum Mackenzie started boat trips in Plockton using a former River Thames Police Launch having bought the boat for the princely sum of £30. Calum had the idea of taking guests of the Plockton Hotel around the waters of Loch Carron and occasionally further afield to Kishorn to see the construction of the awesome oil rigs on which he once worked!
The boat trips were soon renamed as seal trips as Calum soon realised that Plockton was a great place to see seals and the magnificent wildlife that the village had to offer. Those early seal trips were the inspiration for a story that has lasted nearly thirty years. Read more about the story of our boats and our fundraising efforts over the years.
Calum and all of the crew look forward to once again welcoming you aboard the ‘Sula Mhor’!