The crystal-clear coastal waters surrounding the Outer Hebrides are teeming with wildlife and there are plenty of options available for exploring the seas here, whether by joining an organised wildlife cruise or through chartering your own yacht. However you take to the water, you'll certainly be rewarded with a truly unforgettable wildlife-watching experience.
BBC Wildlife Magazine has awarded the area a four-star rating for whale-watching, thanks to the numerous species of whales, dophins, porpoises and sharks that are regularly spotted here.
The islands' craggy cliffs are packed with breeding sea birds while further offshore, St Kilda is home to world's largest colony of northern gannets and the EU's biggest colony of Atlantic puffins, with over one million seabirds in total. The Hebridean shores are also home to one of the most dense populations of otters plus some the largest.colonies of grey and common seals in north west Europe.
Browse the listings below to book your boat trip in the Outer Hebrides today.
Western Isles Wildlife run specialist trips to see birds, otters, flora or general wildlife excursions throughout Uist and Benbecula on a daily basis. We also provide longer all-inclusive trips throughout the islands