Wild Life Activities

Unfortunately, wild animals do not appear on demand, patience and a wee bit of luck are required, we therefore cannot guarantee you will see certain animals, though more often than not, we do.

  • Under the prevention of wildlife crime, no items are to be removed from the field (feathers, bones, shells etc.)
  • In the interest of wildlife welfare please do not disclose the whereabouts of wildlife and rare plants on any social media sites
  • Clients agree to adhere to the rules of any water fished
    • All salmon and sea trout must be released (Skye and Wester Ross fisheries agreement)
    • Trout and salt water fish may only be kept at your guide’s discretion

Payment & Refunds

  • No booking is guaranteed until paid in full
  • If a booking is cancelled within 48 hours and the full amount has been paid a refund will only be made if the day can be resold. (less 25% non-refundable deposit)

Travel

The standard meeting place is Portree, clients can follow Skye Ghillie to the location in their own vehicle or be transferred in the Land Rover (up to 6 persons) no vehicle fees are charged for transportation. However, if additional transport is required i.e. collection of guests from outside the Portree meeting place, travelling time will be incorporated into the set time parameter of the activity and costs will be charged.

Insurance

Skye Ghillie has all necessary insurance, however:

  • This does not include clients’ personnel insurance, it is advised that clients take out suitable travel/holiday insurance prior to engaging in a Skye Ghillie activity
  • Skye Ghillie does not accept any liability for any personal injury, death, illness or loss of client’s property
  • Travel to a venue with Skye Ghillie does not include personnel insurance and is entirely at clients’ risk
  • We also recommend checking your travel insurance for cancellation cover

Safety

  • Any activity may be cancelled/postponed should safety become an issue. The guide’s decision is final.
  • Clients agree to adhere to the rules of any water fished
  • Alternative fishing/walking sites may be offered in case of bad weather
  • Life jackets must be worn in the boat, deep wading and while sea angling from rocks.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs maybe allowed but only depending on activity and location, in which case dogs must be on a lead at all times.
  • Any loss or damage to Skye Ghillie property will incur a charge.
  • When booking it is assumed that all clients have read and agree with all the points noted in the terms and conditions
  • A risk assessment has to be viewed and signed by any client prior to commencement of any activity
  • Skye Ghillie reserves the right to cancel an event without notice or refund should a client not be appropriately dressed or seem to be under the influence of alcohol/banned substances

Weather

The ghillie will decide if the weather conditions determine that to commence an activity would be dangerous, in this instance, the fee, less the deposit, will be refunded. We will firstly to try and reschedule activities. We advise that you take out travel insurance to cover these costs.  

For whatever reason (including inclement weather), should clients decide to cancel within 48 hours no refund will be due.

Clothing & Kit

It is strongly recommended that suitable clothing is worn (or carried). Skye Ghillie reserves the right to cancel an event without notice or refund should a client not be appropriately dressed. As a minimum, guests should dress for all four seasons in one day, layers, good waterproofs and sturdy lace-up walking boots.

Kit List

Skye is an outdoor island so these are items that you will need and be useful throughout your trip.

  • Sturdy lace up boots
  • Waterproof jacket & trousers
  • Warm layers
  • Water bottle
  • Gloves & hat
  • Sunglasses (fishing)
  • Insect repellent (advisable)
  • Snacks / Lunch if full day