With seafaring at the heart of this coastal location it unsurprising that a fabulous range of diverse boat trips and tours enable discovery of wildlife, heritage, and outdoor activity.
Skye and Lochalsh boasts a wide variety of boat trips, with over 10 operators offering their own unique speciality and a chance to explore and escape in this truly fascinating seascape.
The classic trip from Elgol drops visitors at the steps to Loch Coruisk in the heart of the magnificent Cuillins, with the option to take a later return trip back, or to hike out in the footsteps of a historic tradition. Other trips offer a more exhilarating on board experience and the chance to go whale and dolphin spotting, observing seabird colonies on the way.
For the more energetic visitor there is the chance to get out and explore ashore in remote parts of the island, perhaps be dropped in remote coastal locations to walk back later.
Boat trips to seal colonies almost guarantee sightings of these big dark eyed mammals, a favourite with the kids and visited by a number of operators, and others offer fabulous sea eagle sighting opportunities.
Perhaps more unique are the boat trips offering a glimpse below the waves at the marine life living in the shallow kelp forests, while others offer heritage tours with stories and sunsets.
BELLA JANE BOAT TRIPS & AQUAXPLORE – 01471 866 244
MISTY ISLE BOAT TRIPS – 01471 866 288
SPINDRIFT BOAT TRIPS PORTREE – 0776 970 1911
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DIVERS EYE BOAT TRIPS – 01470 592 219
TRAVEL SKYE – 01599 534 845/739
SEAPROBE ATLANTIS GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TRIP – 01471 822 716
SKYE MAGICAL TOURS – 07951 190 886
SKYE TOURS – 01471 822 716