We know that there are a number of companies in Inverness offering similar tour itineraries to ourselves, and we appreciate that it can be difficult to decide which company to use. We wanted to summarise the main benefits of coming on our tour, so that you can make sure you are making the best choice for your group. So..here goes…
First and foremost, we are the only operator from Inverness to provide both a tour guide and a tour driver on all Skye tours (note that this may not always be possible for our Skye Fairy Pools Tour in 2020, due to social distancing guidelines) . Your comfort and safety is of utmost priority to us, and we feel that your driver should be 100% focused on the road. This is particularly the case on the single track, winding roads on Skye, where considerable attention is required to navigate the vehicle, and be constantly alert for other drivers (generally tourists, who are unfamiliar with our roads!). Meanwhile, your tour guide can focus on keep you entertained, comfortable and informed about what you are seeing, what he would recommend at the next stop, and other important information!
We are the only company to offer a seat reservation system for our front row and extra legroom seats so, if sitting with a companion, room to stretch or taking uninterrupted photos is important to you, this will be a great benefit. You can read more about the coach in our blog
We are the only company to offer a lunch pre-ordering service on-board; we work with a local delicatessen in Portree who supply us with tasty packed lunches. This is an entirely optional service which we provide in order to save you from wasting precious sightseeing time; you only have one day on Skye, and we want you to make the most out of it!
We offer free WiFi on board all Skye tours
We have the newest and smartest tour vehicle (ok, this is partly subjective, but we are pretty confident!)
We are the only local company offering coach tours to Skye from Inverness (we operate from Tomatin, 20 miles south of Inverness, and the company owner is an Invernessian born and bred!). We think that this is important, as it means that the money you pay for your ticket goes back into the local economy.
Skye has a fragile economy which is very dependent on tourism, and we want to ensure that the local community see the benefit of our tours. We work with a local supplier in Portree to provide all meals, and all of the money that you pay goes directly to them
We have been awarded 5 Star Tour status by our national tourism organisation, Visit Scotland, for the last four years, which means that they have rated our tours as “exceptional”
We have over 1700 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor (over 500 of these are specifically for our Skye tours – that’s a lot of very happy customers!)
We care about the Highlands! Every time we go to Skye we pay to plant trees through Trees for Life, in order to offset the carbon produced by our coach. We also use fully biodegradable packaging for our meals, to reduce waste going to landfill. You can read more about all that good stuff here
We very much hope that you will choose to come with us to Skye, and are looking forward to meeting you, and showing you the best the island has to offer, very soon!