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Boat Cruises & charter in Fort William, Lochaber & Loch Ness

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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  • Loch Shiel Cruises
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    Loch Shiel

    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 & Sea Eagles,...

  • Crannog Cruises
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    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 seals, heron, red deer,...

  • Clyde Cruises
    Top Lock, Neptunes Staircase, Bannavie, Fort William, PH33 7LY
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    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 and spectacular mountains. Our...

  • Western Isles Cruises
    The Shed, The Pier, Mallaig, PH41 4QD
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    Take a memorable trip to Inverie on the Knoydart peninsula, onboard our traditional wooden vessel, MV Western Isles. We also sail to Tarbet situated between Loch Nevis & Loch Morar.  If you are planning on the Tarbet walk we can pick you up! 1hr wildlife cruises May-October, perfect for anyone with...

  • Cruise Loch Ness
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    Only 50 minutes from Fort William, MV Royal Scot provides boat cruises on world famous Loch Ness from Fort Augustus, one of the prettiest villages in Scotland. From just inside the Caledonian Canal, MV Royal Scot cruises Loch Ness to explore the wildlife and scenery from the most famous of Highland...

  • 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 the UK.Based at the Isles...

  • iPowerboat
    Old Ferry Courtyard, South Ballachulish, Glencoe, PH49 4JX
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    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...

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