Whether it’s the satisfaction of cooling off on a hot summer’s day, the thrill of battling the elements or the peace that comes from immersing yourself in nature. From life aboard a multi-day cruise to navigating rapids on a standup paddleboard, there are many ways to experience Scotland's coasts and waters.
6 Fun Ways to Enjoy Scotland's Water
Does a day spent on or in the water make you feel especially happy? Do you love gazing out over crashing waves or skipping stones across calm lakes? Are you happiest wriggling into a wetsuit and pulling a buoyancy aid over your head, thrumming in anticipation of some water-based fun? Then Scotland is the perfect destination for you.
Scotland is defined by water! It's not just the rain that Scotland has become so notorious for. It's our vast coastline, the glistening lochs, the impressive waterfalls, the fish-filled rivers and 'uisge beathe', the water of life, or in other words whisky! Scotland wouldn't be Scotland without its relationship with water. The rain, never as bad or as long-lasting as people claim, is what makes our countryside so green. Photographers flock to capture our thundering cascades and impossibly turquoise coasts fringed with white sand beaches. Watersports such as standup paddleboarding, river tubing and sea kayaking have become increasingly popular and are widely available across the country.
People are invariably attracted to water for countless reasons and below are some of our favourites.
All of these activities are provided by Wild Scotland members, all of which stand for sustainable & responsible wildlife, adventure and activity tourism.