Seaflower Skye in Portree has been awarded 5 Star Visitor Attraction status by national tourism organisation VisitScotland in only its second year of operation.
The Award, which is the result of an unannounced inspection, is given for tours which provide ‘an exceptional customer experience.’ It follows reviews of all points of interaction with visitors, efficiency, hospitality and friendliness, booking systems, catering, and cleanliness including toilets.
Seaflower Skye, run by Ewen Grant and Janice Cooney, operates cruises between Skye and the neighbouring islands of Rona and Raasay. The seafood served on board is freshly caught locally by Ewen’s father and older brother.
The cruises also provide an opportunity to spot a variety of sealife and birdlife including dolphins, porpoises, seals, basking sharks and sea eagles, and even Orcas (so-called killer whales).
The VisitScotland inspector wrote: