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, Elsie cruises down Loch Linnhe, Loch Eil and offers evening cruises too. Out at Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel Cruises provides scenic boat trips down Loch Shiel to Acharacle and from Mallaig, West Coast 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. There is so much sea-life to watch out for too, so be ready with your camera.
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 !