Wildlife & Sightseeing Boat Trips and Tours

A great and different way to go sightseeing is via boat. Approaching from the water gives you unique access to historical sites, experience spectacular coastlines and the opportunity to enjoy Scotland's incredible wildlife responsibly.

Whether you want to island-hop your way along Scotland’s dramatic west coast, visit far flung historical sites, explore the mouths of sea caves, visit the Gulf of Corryvreckan (home to the world's largest whirlpool area),  skirt tiny islands home to thousands of seabirds or visit cliffside castles whilst having a chance to experience wildlife such as coasting alongside minke whales out at sea or floating underneath cliffs that are home to nesting puffins, the options for day boat trips in Scotland are endless and is a great way to get closer to the action in a responsible way.

You can cruise from the historic Isle of Iona to the mysterious Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa. You could visit the far-flung Atlantic archipelago of St Kilda or board a charter that weaves underneath the impressive 3 bridges that adorn the river Forth. Circumnavigate Bass Rock and witness the largest gannet colony in the world up close, or land at the hidden and terribly dramatic Loch Coruisk on the Isle of Skye, only accessible by boat or a long walk there and back again.

The options are endless and many Wild Scotland members offer fascinating short, half day and full-day tours to various points of interest.

Have a look and find your perfect day trip by boat.

Our member wildlife watching boat trips are operated to be as minimally intrusive as possible to the local wildlife by keeping noise pollution down and keeping a respectful distance.

All Wild Scotland members operate in line with our Best Practice Guidelines in regards to sustainability, accessibility, community and safety. 

Arisaig Marina

Arisaig Marina Ltd. The Harbour Arisaig PH39 4NH

Arisaig Marine operates a ferry service to the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum, where you can discover the stunning scenery on offer, and soak up......

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Arisaig Marina

Arisaig Marine operates a ferry service to the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum, where you can discover the stunning scenery on offer, and soak up...
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Sea Harris

Sea Harris specialise in fast, comfortable day trips to St. Kilda from it’s closest port in Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris.  Our purpose built ve...
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Misty Isle Boat Trips

Welcome to Misty Isle Boat Trips. We are a family-run business running boat trips from Elgol on the Isle of Skye to the famous Loch Coruisk in the...
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Hebridean Sea Tours

Welcome to Hebridean Sea Tours. We provide access to some of the most awe inspiring locations and sights along the West of Scotland. Experience our...
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Hebrides Cruises

Witness the rare wildlife and stunning scenery of the west coast of Scotland, the Hebrides and St Kilda aboard our specialist wildlife cruises, wit...
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Stravaigin Sailing

Located on Scotland’s west coast, in the heart of world class cruising grounds, Stravaigin Sailing offers high quality and inspiring sailing trips...
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Western Isles Cruises

Western Isles Cruises offer unforgettable experiences that will live with you forever. Western Isles Cruises ltd operate the Knoydart Ferry Service...
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Edinburgh Boat Charters

Skippered yacht charters on the Firth of Forth and from Dunstaffnage Marina on the West Coast of Scotland. Edinburgh Boat Charters offer a number o...
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Scottish Seabird Centre

In the Discovery Centre, control interactive live cameras on the local islands, to see wildlife in its natural habitat. This includes the world-fam...
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St Hilda Sea Adventures

St Hilda Sea Adventures provides small ship cruising and wildlife holidays on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. Our cruises, among the breathta...
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