Terms and Conditions



Pre-booking is essential. Reservations will only be confirmed on receipt of payment.


Isle of Harris Sea Tours reserves the right to cancel any cruise where the minimum number of passengers is not reached. In such cases where there are insufficient passenger numbers, Isle of Harris Sea Tours has a liability to the Customer to return the full amount of monies paid for the cruise. In the event of any emergency or event occurring preventing Isle of Harris Sea Tours from operating the scheduled sailing then Isle of Harris Sea Tours may, by returning all money paid and without further or other liability, cancel the booking.

Where the Customer cancels a reservation, refunds will be given under the following conditions:

  • If notice of cancellation is given more than 84 hrs before departure: 90% refund.
  • If notice of cancellation is given less than 84 hrs before departure: 50% refund.

For private boat charters:

  • If notice of cancellation is given more than 21 days before departure: 90% refund.
  • If notice of cancellation is given less than 21 days before departure: 50% refund.

No refunds are offered on any boat trips if the passenger is late or unable to find the departure points.

3. REFUNDS IN CASE OF CANCELLED TRIP (due to extenuating circumstances)

In the case of a trip being cancelled the Customer is responsible for contacting Isle of Harris Sea Tours to obtain a refund as Isle of Harris Sea Tours does not keep card or bank details once a deposit has been paid.


Gift vouchers are non-refundable. Bookings made using a voucher must be completed over the phone or via email. In the case where Isle of Harris Sea Tours cancels your trip, your voucher will be extended to be used again. If your voucher has expired we will generally extend the date. There could be a surcharge for this if trip prices have increased. Decisions will be made at the discretion of Isle of Harris Sea Tours.


All our trips are subject to weather conditions. It is very important that contact is made with all passengers the night before the trip to confirm that the weather is suitable for the cruise. Therefore passengers are required to provide Isle of Harris Sea Tours with a phone number for when you are in Harris. Isle of Harris Sea Tours can be contacted on 01859 502060 or 07760 281804. On some occasions the decision on whether a trip will go or not will be left to the morning of the trip.


Whilst Isle of Harris Sea Tours gives advice on estimated departure time, journey time, and return time in good faith, because of operational factors beyond its control it does not guarantee the start or completion of any sailing in any specific time and will not accept any liability for any additional expense, cost, loss, delay or inconvenience caused by the actual times of the departure and return.


The Harmony is fitted with the very latest safety equipment and all of our crew members are fully trained and qualified to meet the requirements of Marine Safety Regulations.


Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


All personal belongings and goods are brought and left on board the vessel at the passengers own risk. Isle of Harris Sea Tours can accept no liability for loss, theft or damage from any cause unless such loss, theft or damage arises from the negligence of Isle of Harris Sea Tours or its employees.


We recommend that you are insured against medical and personal accidental risks. All passengers undertake the trip at entirely their own risk. Passengers must disclose any illness, injuries or disabilities. Isle of Harris Sea Tours cannot be held responsible (save where prescribed by statue) for any injuries, illness, loss of property, theft or damage occurring during a trip, whilst on any of the islands you may be landed on, or travelling to or from the sailing departure point. Safety is top priority at all times whilst at sea. All decisions regarding the running of the vessel and the safety and wellness of passengers are taken by the skipper. The skipper’s decision is final in all matters.  

Departure times are as stated for your chosen trip, however, all other timings for the duration of your trip are approximate and very occasionally, can be slightly later than stated. Isle of Harris Sea Tours cannot be help responsible for any additional costs incurred or inconvenience caused due to timings not running as stated.


Passengers must be alert to all safety notices displayed on the vessel and to announcements made on the vessel and comply with all proper requests of the Skipper and Crew. All passengers are required to wear a life jacket at all times whilst on the vessel and conduct themselves in a manner that does not put themselves and others at risk of harm.


The owner will only use any individual information obtained from the customer lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

April 2023 Version