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Boat Cruises & Charter In Fort William, Lochaber & Loch Ness

The Fort William website provides info about boat cruises, boat hire, boat charter on the west coast of Scotland, Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal

The Fort William and Lochaber area, as well as the Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal region, has a number of operators who run boat cruise trips, cruising holidays, boat and yacht charter. The west coast of Scotland provides the best offshore cruising in the UK, and the Great Glen is a huge inland waterway connecting Fort William with Inverness and the North Sea.

At Fort William, Souter's Lass cruises down Loch Linnhe, Loch Eil and offers short cruises on the Caledonian Canal. Out at Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel Cruises provides scenic boat trips down Loch Shiel to Acharacle and from Mallaig, Bruce Watt Cruises offers sea cruises on the Sound of Sleat and Loch Nevis to Inverie, and operate one of the local ferries. Arisaig Marine also operate a boat trip out to Eigg, Rhum and Muck.

In Glencoe iPower and SeaXplore operate large covered fast RIB craft for wildlife trips on Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe.

From Fort Augustus, Cruise Loch Ness operate a leisurely cruise on Loch Ness and also a fast, exhilarating powerboat trip to Urquhart Castle.

One of the most relaxing ways to enjoy Highland scenery is to take a boat trip or cruise, so make an effort to get out and enjoy the scenery and fresh air !

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  • Minch Adventures
    Mallaig Yachting Marina, Mallaig, Scotland, PH41 4QF
    Box 20170721 142216942 ios

    Wild Food, Wild Places, we have a 40ft deluxe charter vessel Cyfish with comfortable seating and galley to cook from.  This makes the perfect platform to explore the seascapes and environs of the Knoydart peninsula, Isle of Skye, Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna  the Hebridean Treasures. Experience...

  • Clyde Cruises
    Top Lock, Neptunes Staircase, Bannavie, Fort William, PH33 7LY
    Box 4130 114  mcateer

    Join us for a cruise on the Caledonian Canal from Banavie, Near Fort William.  Soak up the unique canal atmosphere, keep your eyes peeled for deer,otters and eagles and navigate your way through working locks and gates. Marvel at the fascinating historical landmarks, pretty lochs and inlets...

  • iPowerboat
    Old Ferry Courtyard, South Ballachulish, Glencoe, PH49 4JX
    Box ipowerboat 023

    FAST BOAT TASTER SESSIONS! YES THAT'S RIGHT _ YOU CAN BE DRIVING THIS BOAT!!!Want to try something different on your holiday? Or need that surge of adrenaline? Then come to iPowerboat! Our taster sessions will take you on a journey on Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe, and we will show you some of...

  • Crannog Cruises
    Town Pier, Fort William, PH33 6DB
    Box da5w3482

    Board Souter’s Lass for a wonderful cruise down Loch Linnhe and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Lochaber. With our unique and informative skipper’s commentary, you may well see some of Scotland’s best wildlife including the family of porpoise who live in Loch Linnhe, salmon, common and grey...

  • SeaXplore - Wildlife boat trips in a RIB
    Gleann Lurach, Brecklet, Glencoe, PH49 4JG
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    XPLORE THE COAST AND WILDLIFE OF THE HIGHLANDS - with a bare boat yacht charter, skippered yacht charter, wildlife RIB trips, sea kayak hire and instruction. SeaXplore offers waterbased activities and experiences in the West Highlands from Ballachulish in the heart of the Outdoor capital of...

  • Loch Shiel Cruises
    The Pier, Slatach, Glenfinnan, PH37 4LT
    Box open highlands 001 1

    For a unique cruise through one of Scotland’s most remote, beautiful and unspoilt landscapes, take a trip to Glenfinnan. Join local skipper Jim Michie on his lovingly restored 1940 ex-naval harbour launch, who will guide you along this magnificent loch while keeping a close eye out for Golden...

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