Tiree Sea Tours Limited was established in Feb 2018 by the uncle and nephew team of Donnie and Frazer MacInnes. After realising there was a gap in the market for ecotourism boat trips around the beautiful islands of the inner Hebrides, the guys purchased Aurora – an 8.5 Humber offshore quinquari marine custom built seafari RIB and began offering a wide range of exciting tours from the majestic Skerryvore to the Treshnish isles, Staffa and beyond.
Their first successful season attracted over 1500 passengers .
Meet the Team
Donnie MacInnes – Donnie was born on the Island of Tiree and on leaving school and after a brief time working on a fishing boat around Tiree, joined the merchant navy. Donnie worked his way through the ranks, gained his Master’s foreign going ticket and sailed as Master on a range of ships including Caledonian MacBrayne ferries.
After leaving Cal Mac, twelve years ago Donnie works on the river Forth as a Forth pilot. Now semi -retired, Donnie spends his time between his day job in Edinburgh and jointly running Tiree sea tours.
Donnie holds an advanced powerboat level certificate (commercially endorsed)
Frazer MacInnes – Frazer grew up in Tiree and from an early age took a keen interest in the sea and boats. Fishing with his grandfather, Frazer gained boat handling skills and a vast local knowledge of the coast and waters around Tiree.
Frazer has run his own fishing boat since leaving school and after a couple of years in the merchant navy working for Trinity House, Frazer returned home to set up the successful local seafood company –Tiree lobster and Crab which he runs alongside Tiree sea tours.
Frazer holds a 16.5 metre Skipper, unrestricted sea fish certificate (commercially endorsed)
Kris Milne – Kris grew up around the Clyde and its sea lochs where he spent time on a variety of boats from a young age with his father and grandfather. Whilst at school Kris provided safety boat coxswain cover for some of the Clyde sailing clubs. After leaving school he had a brief stint in the Merchant Navy working for Farstad. Kris and his family settled in Tiree 4 years ago and he found himself drawn back to the sea to work for Tiree Sea Tours. Kris holds a RYA safety boat coxswain and RYA power boat level 2 (commercially endorsed).