Proactive and engaging. Informative web site.
Our guides, Donald, Mike and Cory were brilliant. Engaging, hospitable and well informed. Sheildaig and the hotel there was beyond excellent and provided an excellent base. Great drying room, very suited to the sea kayaking activity. The daily routes were great as was the weather. My first time to Skye. Our Plockton phase was different. The Plockton Inn while a nice room, lacked drying facilities and an ability to support the activity to the same degree and quality as we had at Sheildeag. Food was okay, their ability to manage rooms, sort out bills and fill flasks with hot water (used cold instead) was none. I understand the current challenges post covid with staff but even so, this was a management issue. Guides were great. Trip kit and organisation also v good. TEAM WILDERNESS RESPONSE: We're delighted you had such a wonderful time with Donald, Mike and Cory. We apologise that Plockton Inn didn't meet expectations, and fully take on board your feedback. As you say, COVID has disrupted the hospitality sector to such a degree that many places are struggling to maintain a level of continuity due to ever-changing restrictions, staffing shortages and so forth. We absolutely understand where you are coming from and will be sure to pass along the information where appropriate. It's lovely that you found the guides to be so engaging and that this elevated your trip to such a degree. Thanks again for taking the time to keep us informed.
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As I commented elsewhere. Tigh an Eilean was excellent and we will return there. Plockton Inn, not so and its not one we would rush back to.
I understand and appreciate the efforts taken to bring the guides that you did in at short notice. Donald is surpassed in sea kayaking and his knowledge of the locations. Mike ditto and Cory brought more of the local insight. Beyond happy, with the patient, hospitality and guidance that we had. We are seeking to do more sea kayaking this as a result of the guides (all) and their enthusiastic, engaging approach. Our thanks, they made the trip!