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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

    • 3 Tour
    3 Tour

    Glenfinnan

    Unique Guided Cruises from Glenfinnan & Acharacle on the Stunning Sheltered Inland Waters of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands.

  2. Speyside Tours

    Type

    Whisky Tour

    Gradings

    Dufftown

    Welcome to Speyside Tours

  3. Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours

    Type

    Wildlife Tour

    Gradings

    Portree

    Welcome to Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours

  4. Gradings

    Drumnadrochit

    Welcome to Castle Cruises Loch Ness

  5. Arbroath Sea Safari

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Arbroath

    Welcome to Arbroath Sea Safari. Choose from our 1 hour or 2 hour boat tours exploring the Arbroath coastline and Bell Rock Lighthouse situated on the Inchcape Reef. The Boat Our boat is a custom built 10m RIB, capable of tacking all weathers

  6. Gradings

    Argyll & The Isles

    About Argyll Walking Holidays offers walking holidays, hiking tours and bespoke private guided hiking trips in beautiful but undiscovered parts of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

  7. Sea Kayak Shetland

    Type

    Tour Guides

    Gradings

    Shetland

    A small, friendly, family run business offering guided sea kayak trips.

  8. Highland Chauffeur Drive

    Type

    Chauffeur Tour

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Welcome to Highland Chauffeur Drive we provide airport/hotel transfers (distance no object) and exclusive small group private tours throughout Scotland. We have a range of Mercedes-Benz (sedan) saloons and (mini-van) people carriers available.

  9. Seabirds-and-Seals

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Shetland

    Shetland's award-winning wildlife adventure cruises around Noss National Nature Reserve and Bressay depart seven days a week from Victoria Pier Slipway in Lerwick.

  10. Crannog Cruises

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Fort William

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