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OUR CREW

Stardust Boat Trips employ a highly experienced crew expert at navigating around the waters of Skye, Raasay and Rona. All our crew are qualified and have years of experience at sea.

DAN

Born and raised on the Isle of Skye, Dan is a true Sgitheanach! Dan has been running Stardust Boat Trips since 1998 with the aim of sharing the breath-taking scenery Skye has to offer with the thousands of tourists who visit each year. Having spent over 40 years sailing the waters around Skye, you’ll struggle to teach this old sea dog a new trick.

 

IAIN

Boasting an impressive career spanning 40 years, Iain is one of the most experienced skippers on the island. Having sailed all over the world, Iain is a true globetrotter who has conquered many bodies of water including a crossing of the great Atlantic! As many do, Iain decided to settle down on Skye and, over the past 30 years, has amassed a wide knowledge and understanding of the wildlife and history of the island. As a keen photographer, Iain has organised and operated many photography focused trips and knows exactly how to make your trip picture perfect!

 

JAMES

Originally from Manchester, James moved to Skye with his parents in 2003. Growing up on Skye, James found is love of the outdoors, exploring the coastline and the abundant wildlife from his kayak. Fast forward a few years and James is working in GRP Lamination for superyachts, but the call of the sea was too much so James went to work on the fish farms where he got his Powerboat tickets and commercial endorsements - something that would later come in very handy in his current role as a Skipper with Stardust Boat Trips, where he has the opportunity share his love of Skye and its wildlife with our guests.

 

IAIN

A native of Skye, Iain has long been keen to share his knowledge of the local area with people. In addition to being a local, Iain is also a fluent Gaelic speaker, and will be happy to answer any of your language-related questions, be it at sea or on land!

WARREN

Warren came to Skye about 30 years ago, becoming a vastly experienced Skipper through his time spent fish farming out of Sconser, about 11 miles south of Portree. Since coming to work with Stardust, Warren has amassed an excellent knowledge base of the local scenery and wildlife, and will be more than happy to help answer any questions you have when you are aboard.

TOMMY

Tommy may as well have been born in the sea! This native Skye man has been sailing the waters around Skye since he was about knee-height, in a multitude of different vessels, primarily fishing and fish-farming. With over 40 years’ experience, on Skye’s waters, Tommy is very well-versed in the local landscape and wildlife. You’ll be sure to get a bit of craic and as well as extensive knowledge from this local character.

COLL

Coll has been interested in the sea ever since he was young, gaining plenty of sea experience at the local sailing club from a very young age. Now a fully qualified powerboat Skipper, as well as a student naval architect, the maritime life comes naturally to this young, enthusiastic Skye local, with a passion for wildlife to boot.

NOBBY

A Skye man with salt water in his veins! Nobby followed in his father's footsteps and started fishing at the age of 16. In his 40 years on the water, he has worked on fishing boats, RIBs, tugs, landing craft and fish farms. With his excellent knowledge of the sea and endless stories of fact, folklore and down-right fiction, you are sure to have a memorable trip with this cheeky Skye character.

 

 

ALAN

Another old sea dog who has been sailing the waters around Skye for over 40 years. As a local resident of the Island for over 30 years, Alan really knows his stuff. Specialising in the history of Skye, if you have a question, Alan will have the answer.

Over the years Alan has amassed a vast knowledge of Skye and its local wildlife, as well as a keen interest in its geology.

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Stardust Boat Trips has experienced and friendly crew on our Isle of Skye Boat Tour icon
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Isle of Skye Rib Experience based in Portree Boat Tours see Wildlife Whales Dolphins Puffins Sea Eagles logo
Stardust Boat Trips are based in Portree on the Isle of Skye see Wildlife Seals Dolphins in Portree Isle of Skye Rib Experience based in Portree Boat Tours see Wildlife Whales Dolphins Puffins Sea Eagles logo
Contact Stardust Boat Trips in Portree on the Isle of Skye by phone icon
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Contact Stardust Boat trips by email and book your Isle of Skye Boat tour now icon
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Boasting an impressive career spanning 40 years, Iain is one of the most experienced skippers on the island. Having sailed all over the world, Iain is a true globetrotter who has conquered many bodies of water including a crossing of the great Atlantic! As many do, Iain decided to settle down on Skye and, over the past 30 years, has amassed a wide knowledge and understanding of the wildlife and history of the island. As a keen photographer, Iain has organised and operated many photography focused trips and knows exactly how to make your trip picture perfect!

 

Tommy may as well have been born in the sea! This native Skye man has been sailing the waters around Skye since he was about knee-height, in a multitude of different vessels, primarily fishing and fish-farming. With over 40 years’ experience, on Skye’s waters, Tommy is very well-versed in the local landscape and wildlife. You’ll be sure to get a bit of craic and as well as extensive knowledge from this local character.

Stardust Boat Trips are based in Portree on the Isle of Skye see Wildlife Seals Dolphins in Portree Isle of Skye Rib Experience based in Portree Boat Tours see Wildlife Whales Dolphins Puffins Sea Eagles logo