Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in Scotland

Isle of Skye Boat Trips

There are two boat trip types.

Short Boat Trips from Skye
This is either a full day out on the water or a couple of hours out but always leaving and returning to the same location on Skye.

Longer Boat Cruises visiting Skye
These are larger boats leaving from other ports on the West Coast of Scotland and visiting the Isle of Skye as part of a multiday cruise.

Seaprobe Atlantis

Seaprobe Atlantis Glass Bottom Boat Trips. Isle of Skye.

Scotland's ONLY semi-submersible glass bottom boat trip. A family run business, established in 1998.

Operating from the Lochalsh Marine Special area of Conservation. See Seals, Otters, Porpoise, Occassional Dolphins, Seabirds, Incredible Scenery and Amazing Underwater Views of Kelp Forest, teeming with marine creatures.

Some trips include a WWII shipwreck and working Salmon farm. All trips are guided. Toilets and refreshments available. Suitable all ages.
Fun and informative.

Open 7 days, Easter - October 31st.

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Dunvegan Seal Boat Trips

Dunvegan Castle Seal Boat Trips on the Isle of Skye.

Something for everyone – Dunvegan Loch cruises, fishing trips and seal trips.

Charter one of our traditional clinker boats and enjoy a romantic cruise of Loch Dunvegan, with spectacular views of the Outer Hebrides, or try a fishing expedition where our boatmen, using their unrivalled knowledge, will aim to ensure you don’t return empty handed. Alternatively, take an exhilarating 25 min boat trip to the local seal colony and observe these playful sea mammals at close quarters. You may see Herons, Arctic Terns and even the Sea Eagle!

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SkyeXplorer Boat Trips

SkyeXplorer Boat Trips

Puffins and Whales - SkyeXplorer Boat Trips.

Guaranteed to see Puffins and Seals - Whales and Eagles with luck!
We offer daily 90 mins boat trips to see the Puffins and Seal colonies in the north of Skye.
We also offer 3 1/2 hour whales spotting trips (June - September).

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Stardust Boat Trips

Stardust Boat Trips | Portree

Boat Trips from Portree: The Wildlife and Sea Eagle experts.

Stardust Boat Trips operate from Portree harbour and can almost guarantee wildlife sightings. Specialising is getting close up to the amazing White-Tailed Sea Eagle and have regularly sightings of Seals, Dolphins and Whales.
During the summer we offer fast rib trips which we use on our Skye Whale Trail where we search for whales further out to sea.
Book your Boat Trip on Stardust for an unforgettable experience!

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Seaflower Skye

Seaflower Skye | Portree Boat Trips

Luxury sea tours, operating out of Portree, Isle of Skye. Explore this stunning coastline from the water, in the comfort of the purpose built 40ft catamaran, MV Seaflower.

Full day or half day available. Enjoy a locally caught seafood lunch with a glass of wine or light refreshment onboard with us, before going to explore one of the neighbouring islands. Also available for private charters, small weddings, evening sunset cruises with fizz and canapés and much more!

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Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure Boat Trips

Offering fishing trips, wildlife trips and private charter Spirit of Adventure boat trips makes the perfect way to get out on the water.

Based in Kyle of Lochalsh by the Skye Bridge, but are happy to pick up from Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye.
Book your boat trip to explore the sea around the Isle of Skye on the West coast of Scotland.

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Calums Seal Trips

Calums Seal Trips | Plockton

Come and join us in Plockton and experience a wildlife cruise with a difference with our unique "free if no seals" guarantee.

You will get a warm and friendly welcome from our experienced and knowledgeable skipper and crew, great commentary, and one that adults and children will love.

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Raasay RIB Trips

Raasay House | RIB Trips

Hop aboard our RIB ‘Arctura’ for a short trip or a memorable day out!

Our fast boat is the best way to travel in style round Raasay, to Rona or further afield, spotting otters, dolphins, sea eagles and even the odd minke whale! As well as wildlife trips we offer pick up/drop off between Sconser, Portree, Kyle of Lochalsh and Raasay

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Glenelg Ferry

Car Ferry to the Isle of Skye.

Travel across the sea to Skye on the last turntable ferry in Scotland.
The Glenelg Ferry crosses the Kylerhea Narrows at the original crossing point between Skye and the Mainland.

The scenery is stunning, the wildlife entrancing (seals, otters, sea eagles, seabirds of all kinds), and you can stop off at our Lighthouse for coffee and biscuits, souvenirs of your journey, and tourist information.

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Bella Jane Boat Trips

Bella Jane Boat Trips on the Isle of Skye

Visit world famous Loch Coruisk and the seal colony in the heart of Skye's spectacular Cuillin mountains.

Sail from Elgol jetty on the Bella Jane, a comfortable, modern, high specification passenger boat. Choose 1½, 3, 4½ hrs, or longer, ashore to experience this majestic wilderness then cruise back to Elgol to complete an unforgettable trip.
Also available: shorter non-landing cruises and one-way trips for walkers.
Sailing every day (April to October) and November to March trips. Free refreshments included.

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Skye Seafari

Skye Seafari | Portree Boat Trips

Skye Seafari operates from our base at the Pier in Portree offering fast rib trips.

Our trips all depart from the Pontoon at Portree Pier head just beside the RNLI Station and we offer a range of excursions on our Humber Quinquari Inflatable Rib vessels which can see you exploring the islands and coastlines of the amazing North & East of Skye and the magnificent Islands of Raasay and Rona.

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Go to St Kilda

Go to St Kilda from the Isle of Skye.

Day trips by boat from Skye to St Kilda - the last outpost of north-west Europe lying 85 miles west of Skye.
St Kilda is a dual UNESCO world heritage site and national nature reserve. It’s home to the world’s largest colony of Gannets & Fulmars. Also the biggest colony of puffins in Britain with highest sea cliffs and sea stacks in Britain.

Visit St Kilda to experience dramatic scenery, spectacular seabirds and unique isolation to ponder their poignant history.

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Skye Marine | Fishing Trips

Skye Marine Fishing Trips

If you’d like to catch your own supper while surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Loch Snizort then our skippers will use their expert local knowledge to get you to some of our best fishing grounds.

In addition to longer fishing charters we also offer our very popular 2-hour fishing trips, including rod and tackle hire.
Don’t worry if you’ve never been fishing before – our skipper will look after you. Minimum 2 people.

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Skye Marine | Boat Trips

Skye Marine Boat Trips

Join Skye Marine for a truly memorable boat trip from our own pontoon on the shore of Loch Greshornish, Edinbane - on the road to Dunvegan Castle from Portree.

You'll head out into Loch Greshornish then on to Loch Snizort and, depending on the time of year, you'll have a great chance of seeing puffins, dolphins, porpoise, Minke whales, seals sea eagles and even otters. We also offer fishing trips with rod and tackle hire.

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Misty Isle Boat Trips

Misty Isle Boat Trips from Elgol on Skye

A warm Highland welcome awaits you from Seumas MacKinnon and his crew aboard the Misty Isle. Board the Misty Isle from Elgol jetty for an unforgettable trip to spectacular Loch Coriusk.

Look out for dolphins, basking sharks, whales and seals. You may also be lucky and spot golden eagles or even the elusive white tailed eagle. Plenty of time ashore to explore or simply soak up the scenery followed by a welcome cup of tea on your return journey.

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Sailing Yacht Breeze

Sailing Yacht Breeze | Skye Boat Trips

We offer 3 hour sailing trips aboard our 40-foot yacht.

We meet you at Portree Harbour and sail out into the bay, looking for wildlife such as seals and dolphins. Further out in the Sound of Raasay, sip a glass of Prosecco, enjoy smoked salmon and other local delights whilst taking in views of the Cuillins and the Isle of Raasay. All-day trips, which include a visit to Raasay and its distillery, are also available.

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AquaXplore Boat Trips

AquaXplore Boat Trips on the Isle of Skye

AquaXplore - exhilarating wildlife and sighteeing adventures!

Visit the beautiful and remote Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg, Soay & Loch Coruisk/the Cuillins. Breathtaking scenery, unique history and abundant wildlife - regular sightings of Minke whales, Basking Sharks, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Sea-Eagles, Puffins and many other seabirds. Informative commentary from your skipper/guide.

Sailing every day (April to October). Tours from 1½ hours to all day - booking essential.
Some guest comments: "amazing" "absolutely fantastic" "superb!"

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Red Moon Cruises

Red Moon Cruises - Isle of Skye

Red Moon Cruises specialises in bespoke cruises around Skye & Lochalsh. Red Moon is a pretty, characterful motor sailing boat which has been tastefully converted to provide contemporary and comfortable accommodation.

Red Moon Cruises is run by husband and wife Scott & Mary who offer guests a trip to remember seeing this magical area, spotting the abundant wildlife and enjoying fine Scottish local produce freshly cooked onboard … all in your own exclusive vessel.

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St Hilda Sea Adventures

St Hilda Adventures

St Hilda Sea Adventures provides unique cruising holidays on the beautiful west coast of Scotland, each taking in a unique area of Argyll and the Inner and Outer Hebrides; an unforgettable adventure for all ages!

We cover a wide cruising area and have cruises which go to the Isle of Skye and even to the archipelago of St Kilda. Check out our website to see our new itineraries and check for availability.

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The Majestic Line

The Majestic Line | Cruise to Skye

Exclusive small-ship cruising on the West Coast of Scotland with trips to the Isle of Skye.

We offer a choice of exclusive itineraries featuring Skye and the Outer Hebrides as well as St Kilda. We also cater for private charters with individual cruise itineraries. Relax on board and soak up the fabulous scenery as you are transported off on a trip of discovery while enjoying excellent Scottish hospitality and gourmet food.

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Northern Light Cruising Co

Northern Light Cruising

Wildlife watching and island hopping small boat adventure cruises from Oban visiting the Isle of Skye and all the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

With a max of 10 passengers plus the occasional guest guide, we have a relaxed cruising itinerary taking advantage of the best opportunities along the way for wildlife encounters, shore excursions and visiting remote locations including St Kilda, North Rona and Sula Sgeir depending on itinerary.

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Hebridean Adventures

Hebridean Adventures

Hebridean Adventures Wildlife Tours operate from Stornoway for the summer with a brief window in April and again in September when our converted fishing boat, the Monadhliath, moves to Mallaig for more sheltered sailing. At this time cruises around the Isle of Skye, the Small Isles and the West Coast of the Highlands are our main focus, with our dedicated wildlife guide pointing out the animals and birds seen along the way which can include whales, dolphins, puffins and eagles.

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