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Relaxing Outdoor activities in Fort William

Outdoor activities abound in Lochaber and in particular boat cruises and sea trips from Loch Shiel, Arisaig and Mallaig

If you are looking for a more relaxing outdoor activitiy in the area, instead of an adrenilin rush from any of our more extreme outdoor activities, you will find a huge selection from which to choose.
The area has some well-known walks and since there are many lochs and coastal shorelines, boats trips and fishing are all available to you. Observing our sea-life is more popular than ever, and there are lots of basking sharks, porpoises, dolphins and whales to see..

At Glenfinnan you can take a cruise up Loch Shiel onboard Loch Shiel Cruises vessel. This trip is more scenic and packed with opportunities to spot wildlife. Fishing from a boat on the loch is possible and enquiries should be made at Glenfinnan House Hotel.

At Arisaig, Arisaig Marine & Harbour provides berthing and marine services as well as a great boat trip over to the lovely Small Isles of Eigg, Rum, Muck and Canna. Local guides and activity providers are also available to offer specialist outdoor activities in the area. Araisaig has a wonderful golf course right be the sea.

From Mallaig, a sea ferry service will take you to Inverie in Loch Nevis. They also offer sea-fishing trips and private boat charter.  At Inverie you are just about as far away from it all as it's possible to be.

If you are perhaps looking for a local mountain guide to take the pressure for you, there are several experienced mountain guides based in Fort William who can be found in our Lochaber Business Directory - just do a search !