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Watch this video and see some of Scotland's remarkable wildlife, from timourous red squirrels to playful dolphins.
Great Scottish wildlife

See some of Scotland's remarkable wildlife, from timourous red squirrels to playful dolphins.

  • A wildlife boat trip, Noss
    A wildlife boat trip, Noss
  • The boat to Anstruther, East Neuk, Fife
    Boat to Anstruther
  • A dolphin leaps out of the sea
    A breaching dolphin
  • An adventure boat ride to experience the Corryvreckan Whirlpool
    Whirlpool Expedition, Corryvreckan Whirlpool

Get closer to wildlife than youĀ ever imagined on a boat charter or wildlife cruise in Scotland. With thousands of miles of coastline, including rugged sheer cliffs and pristine beaches, as well as over 700 islands, Scotland is one of the best places in the UK to get up close and personal with aquatic wildlife.

The experience of spotting wildlife offshore in Scotland is second to none.  You'll be addicted to the rush of seeing your first pod of dolphins breaking the surface of the water just yards from the side of the boat. In certain parts of Scotland, particularly the northern isles of Orkney and Shetland, sightings of a variety of whales are becoming more and more frequent, their epic tail fins rising up and slipping beneath the waves. Minke and orca are the most commonly sighted, but sperm, blue and pilot whales have also made an appearance in Scottish waters. Expect to spy seals or porpoises too.

As well as skimming the waters out to sea, boat tours often draw up close to cliff faces and bob in the swell below enormous seabird colonies. These cities are a hive of activity, with thousands of birds, including puffins, fulmars, gannets and more, nesting in the crags or swooping and diving to feed in the waters below.

For your exciting chance to have a more personal wildlife experience, browse the listings to plan a cruise in Scotland today.

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  1. Kilda Cruises

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    • 5 Tour
    5 Tour

    Tarbert - Harris

    Experience the remarkable scenery and wildlife of St Kilda and the other islands of the Outer Hebrides with Kilda Cruises.

  2. Loch Ness Cruises

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    • 4 Tour
    4 Tour

    Drumnadrochit

    LUXURY CRUISING ON LOCH NESS Hourly cruises on our luxury 12 passenger cruiser, Nessie Hunter IV.

  3. Ness Battery

    Type

    Tour Guides

    Gradings

    Stromness

    Now open for guided tours, Ness Battery is a remarkable relic of Orkney's wartime past. The tour includes the the mess hall, featuring the famous painted mural. This is a brand new attraction for Orkney, and one not to be missed!

  4. www.clovacarriages.co.uk

    Type

    Tour Operators

    Gradings

    Lumsden

    Welcome to Cobs & Carriages

  5. Alternative Boat Hire

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Oban, Mull and Lorn

    Explore the coasts, the alternative way. Untamed islands, wildlife, history. Small numbers, Child friendly. Trips under sail on a stunning restored Danish Gaff Ketch.

  6. Gradings

    Dunblane

    Welcome to Uniquely Scotland

  7. Gradings

    Inverness

    Boating Holidays on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.

  8. Mull Wildlife Tours

    Type

    Coach Tour

    Gradings

    Craignure & South Mull

    Come for a great day out with a fully licensed and insured wildlife operator, and joint founder member of The Isle of Mull Bird Club.

  9. Galloway Walking Holidays

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Galloway Walking Holidays offer flexible guided and self-led walking tours and holidays throughout Dumfries & Galloway, one of Scotland’s most stunning walking regions.

  10. Heatherlea - wildlife tour

    Type

    Wildlife & Nature walks

    Gradings

    Nethy Bridge

    Welcome to our wildlife tour

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