Ness and Moray Yacht Charters offer bareboat sailing charters, skippered if required, from their readily accessible Inverness base at Seaport Marina, IV35LS [see googleMaps]
Inverness has all the facilities to be expected from a large, flourishing city plus the Culloden Battlefield, multiplex cinemas, Eden Court Theatre, Aquadome leisure centre, bowling alley, and plenty of large supermarkets to stock up your chosen boat for your passage.
With Inverness as a base, where the Caledonian Canal meets the inner Moray Firth, a huge sailing area is available for you.
For experienced sailors you can go north and follow the coast northwards along the wild, remote Caithness coast, past extraordinary whaling villages like Lybster and Whaligoe. Head to Wick; skirt the Pentland Firth and cross to Orkney.
Go west through the Caledonian Canal, down Loch Ness and out into Loch Linnhe, then Tobermory, and the whole west coast is open to you if you have the time.
Go east and harbour-hop along the sunny Moray Coast, visiting traditional fishing villages such as Lossiemouth, Portsoy, and Buckie; then maybe go north about to Helmsdale and down the northern Firth shore.
If you are new to sailing, the inner Moray Firth around Chanonry Point (where the dolphins gather), is an excellent area for sheltered sailing.
For those who are very new, the Caledonian Canal is a very safe experience so let Ness and Moray Yacht Charters help you learn in its 22 miles of broad Canal and 38 miles of loch.