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Power Boating




Why not see the Scottish Highlands from a whole different point of view?  With the abundance of rivers, lochs, and coastline, the Highlands are ideal for power boating.  Whether you would like a boating holiday, perhaps cruising the Caledonian Canal, or would like to spend a day or part of a day out on the water, there are myriad choices for you if you enjoy power boating.  Power boating includes boat hire, chartered day trips or part-day trips, or even ferry runs to get out to the islands.  Enjoy the water and see the country from a power boat.

Caledonian Canal cruises are a very popular holiday in the Highlands.  You can hire a boat that suits the size and needs of your group and follow a pre-planned itinerary through the heart of the Highlands and its waterways.  Le Boat offers great power boating holiday packages.  Loch Tay Boating Centre provides boat hire for the day.  You can hire a cabin cruiser from an hour to up to 48 hours and see the loch in style.  Smaller cabin cruisers and motor boats are available for those just wishing to enjoy a putter round the loch.  Creag Ard Charters, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, will take you out on a sea adventure trip and enable you to enjoy the spectacular coastline off Wester Ross.  Loch Ness Lodge Resort, a luxury accommodation on the shores of Loch Ness, offers a wide range of amenities, as well as power boat hire.  Why not view the mysterious and infamous Loch Ness aboard a power boat for the afternoon. 

Arnamurchan Charters provide self-drive boat hire on Loch Sunart and Loch Teacuis for a full or half day.  They also offer wildlife trips and whale watching trips off the west coast of the Highlands.  Or enjoy a full-day trip to see Fingal’s Cave.  Their power boats are perfect for your Highland boating adventure.  They will also arrange longer trips, and even take you out to St Kilda.  Northern Light Charters are based in Oban and they have four small “ships” which are available for wildlife cruises, whale and bird watching cruises, dive trips, island cruising, and even research and survey services.  Sea Life Surveys on the Isle of Mull has power boating day trips for whale, dolphin and porpoise watching.  As well, there are a number of centres which run RIB (rigid inflatable boats) trips out to the islands around the Highland coast.  These trips are usually high speed and full of wildlife watching adventure. 

Whatever type of power boating you are interested in, you will be able to find it in the Scottish Highlands.  The landscape is interlaced with over 30,000 lochs, rivers, and miles of coastline.  Enjoy a power boating holiday, a wildlife watching trip, a fast-paced RIB adventure, or a putter around the loch.  Charter a boat and enjoy the views as a passenger, or hire a power boat and be the skipper.  See the breathtaking Highland coastline, the stunning lochs, or the Caledonian Canal from your boat and take home a special Highland memory.