Holidays in Glenlivet

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Boat Trips

Boat Trips

 in Glenlivet and the Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire, Grampian,

Moray, Nairn and Inverness-shire


Reviewed March 2018

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A number of operators offer short coastal cruises in the hope of spotting dolphins, but, as sightings not guaranteed, it’s probably worth looking at those that have additional attractions such as cliffs and bird colonies.  We have no knowledge of any of these operators or of those offering trips on Loch Ness.

It is advisable to contact all of these operators in advance and to make bookings.  Looking at some of the Trip Advisor comments, it's probably also worthwhile checking in advance what the procedure is if they think they don't have enough numbers to make the trip worthwhile - also what's the procedure for cancellation if weather conditions are deemed to be unsuitable.


Loch Ness


Loch Ness by Jacobite    (near Inverness)                            1.30   TA

Range of boat/coach trips leaving from a number of locations from Inverness to Loch Ness

01463 233 999



Loch Ness Cruises (Drumnadrochit)                                                        1.39    TA

One hour cruises on the hour (except 13.00) from Easter Friday until the end of October

01456 450 395



Cruise Loch Ness  (Fort Augustus)                                                                     1.50   TA

A choice of gentle cruising or high speed trips in rigid inflatable boats

01320 366 277





The Moray Firth


Phoenix Boat Trips  (Nairn)                                                 1.09   TA

One hour and two hour trips available

07703 168 097



Dolphin Trips Avoch    (Avoch - north east of Inverness)         1.26   TA

One hour trips on the hour.

01381 622 383

Season runs April to October - up to six trips a day weather permitting.



Ecoventures   (Cromarty)                                                                                          1.44   TA

Two hour trips in a rigid inflatable boat

01381 600 323



Dolphin Spirit Inverness                                                    1.14   TA

Four trips a day - about 80 minutes each

07544 800 620  


North 58 Sea Adventures   (Findhorn and Lossiemouth)        1.02 - 0.56

Two hour trips in rigid inflatable boats.                                                        TA

01309 690 099



Gemini Marine Charters    (Buckie)                                                            0.55   TA

Three 2.5 hour coastal cruises per day in a converted lifeboat.

07747 626 280



Guide Charters    (Macduff)                                                               0.00   TA

Wildlife and Fishing trips on offer

07910 132 686



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