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Cruises On Loch Ness the Moray Firth and Skye

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Cruise Loch Ness Fort Augustus

Our daily cruises depart from the unique location of the southern end of Loch Ness, allowing us privileged access to the most stunning scenery and wildlife the Loch has to offer!

Fort Augustus PH32 4AU tel: 01320 366 277

Distance From Abbey Cottage 56 Yards / 51 Metres

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Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises and Urquhart Castle

Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises

We are extremely proud of everything we have achieved since the company started in 1973, winning many awards and delighting over 100,000 customers every year.

We are able to provide award winning cruises tours and charters on Loch Ness because our whole focus is upon ensuring our customers enjoy the highest quality in every way, from start to finish, every month of the year.

Unbeatable choice
It is the culmination of years of experience, our vast knowledge of the Loch, a meticulous approach to safety and devising new ways to make the service even better.

No other Loch Ness tour company offers such a huge diversity of cruises and tours, lasting from one to six hours. Cruises leave from Inverness and also the Clansman Hotel Harbour, 9 miles outside Inverness on the A82. Some cruises include visits to other attractions, such as Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre.

Exclusive charters are also available for weddings receptions, corporate hospitality and special events.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 18.6 miles / 30.0 KM

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Inverness to Orkney Day Tour

Every Day 1 June to 31 August 2013
Depart Inverness Bus Station 7.30am. Return 9pm

See the spectacular Far North Highlands.
Visit famous John O'Groats, cross the Pentland Firth on the Orkney Ferry and enjoy a 6 hour tour of the Orkney Islands


BOOKING ESSENTIAL:
Book online or tel 01955 611353
or visit Inverness Tourist Office or Bus Station

Your coach picks you up from Inverness. Now settle back and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Scotland's Far North. You'll arrive at famous John O'Groats, the End of the Road, where the Orkney Ferry will be waiting to speed you across the Pentland Firth. In only 40 minutes you will step ashore in Orkney where a coach will be waiting to drive you over the Famous Churchill Barriers to Kirkwall and the rest of your Orkney Tour.

This tour visits some of the main sites of interest on the Orkney Islands. See Skara Brae, the Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, the Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Italian Chapel and 1 hour in Kirkwall with an opportunity to see Kirkwall's magnificent 12th century Cathedral.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 28.7 miles / 46.3 KM

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Phoenix Dolphin Cruises

Phoenix Dolphin Cruises

Welcome to Phoenix Dolphin Cruises observing the true beauty of the Moray Firth and its' wildlife. Family orientated boat trips for a maximum of twelve passengers depart throughout the day from Inverness Marina into the inner Firth. Including the views of the Black Isle coastline there is a wide variety of wild-life to watch and photograph. This may consist of the bottlenose dolphins, porpoises, seals, red kites, osprey and other species.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 29.3 miles / 47.2 KM

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The Glenelg Ferry Kylerhea to Skye

The Glenelg Ferry

The ferry which plies its way over Kylerhea Narrows from the mainland at Glenelg to Kyle Rhea on Skye, is the last surviving manually operated turntable ferry in the world. The last of a once ubiquitous line of such ferries operating on the West Coast, the Glenachulish is now in community ownership and the Community Interest Company which runs the ferry recently established a charity arm. Operating from Easter to October the ferry is a great tourist attraction as well as providing a shorter, alternative crossing, to the Skye bridge.

Quite apart from it giving access to Skye and all that that beautiful island has to offer, the experience of crossing on the ferry is worthwhile in its own right. The short wait for the ferry, and the even shorter crossing, often provides an opportunity to see otters or sea eagles feeding in the narrows, or dolphins and even basking sharks passing through.

Come down to meet the jovial crew of friendly folk who man her. The old lighthouse is an interesting experience and is always open for a brew while you wait for your passage, or if you are just ferry watching. Itís self service but thereís nothing better than sipping on a hot cuppa while you wait and watch.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 36.9 miles / 59.5 KM

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Atlantis Glass Bottom Boat Trips

Glass Bottom Boat Trips

These unique wildlife cruises depart regularly from the pontoons at Kyle of Lochalsh every day, 7 days a week, from Easter until the end of October. Seaprobe Atlantis is licensed to carry up to 55 passengers. Two toilets are available on board, and we are also able to provide hot and cold refreshments. Sitting below the waves, looking out through the large panoramic windows, and actually being part of a whole new beautiful underwater world is an unforgettable experience for both adults and children alike

Distance From Abbey Cottage 39.9 miles / 64.2 KM

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Skye Boat Trips

Skye Boat Trips

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With our 1-2 hour trips down the Sound of Raasay you will see Skye from the sea, fabulous views and unbelievable wild-life.

See seals, porpoises, white tailed sea eagles, dolphins and whales as well as numerous other sea-birds and creatures.

We,ll even lift a lobster/crab creel for you to see what we catch.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 59.3 miles / 95.4 KM

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Spindrift Boat Trips

Spindrift Boat Trips

Spindrift sails from Portree pier, taking parties of up to twelve on walking and wildlife visits to the Isle of Rona or the Isle of Raasay as well as shorter cruises in the Sound of Raasay.

Why not come aboard for a Sunset Cruise to finish the day with spectacular views of Skye and the islands from the water?

Kevin and Pam Simmister Kiltaraglen House Staffin Road Portree Isle of Skye 07769 701911

Distance From Abbey Cottage 59.3 miles / 95.5 KM

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