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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 you 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. Gradings


    Boating Holidays on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.

  2. Millburn Farm


    Wildlife Tour



    Farm tours of a typical Orkney family farm.

  3. Gradings


    Welcome to Castle Cruises Loch Ness. IV63 6TX Join us to enjoy Fresh Clean Loch Ness air, Magnificent Views of the Loch, Great Glen & Castle Urquhart, Facts, Legends & local History. We take pride in providing a more personal experience.

  4. J Charters


    Boat Tour



    Boat tours from Stromness - we'll take you to see the Old Man of Hoy, or sea angling, bird watching or trout fishing.

  5. Gradings


    Get off the beaten track and explore the brethtaking scenery of Atholl Estates on a 4x4 tour.

  6. Gradings

    Tobermory & North Mull

    chance to immerse yourself in the fabulously variant fauna and flora of the Isle of Mull and enjoy wonderful opportunities to see the wide variety of wildlife found on this beautiful island. Includes a day's whale-watching, where you'll have the ch

  7. Sealife Adventures


    Boat Tour


    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience


    Experience a whale and wildlife watching boat trip around the Firth of Lorne Special Area of Conservation, including the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool. Cruises depart from the mainland near Oban - All ages welcome!



    Tour Operators


    Menstrie provides a Luxury or Budget travel service for visitors to Scotland. This includes transport, detailed itinerary and accommodation.

  9. Argyll Cruising


    Tour Operators



    Explore the West Coast of Scotland on our Unique Scottish Cruises. Visiting the inlets and islands of Wild Argyll, Arran and the Outer Hebrides with spectacular cruise itineraries ranging from 3 to 13 nights.

  10. Venture West


    Boat Tour



    Boat trips Corryvreckan whirlpools and wildlife from Crinan. Island/sea taxi and transfers and charters around Jura, Scarba, Islay, Colonsay, MacCorrmaig isles and more.


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