Caithness and North Coast Boat Trips
Explore the Caithness coastline by boat ...
Thinking of exploring the North Coast 500? Our Scottish hotel offers a welcoming experience right on the NC 500 route. So why not join us for the most memorable of Scottish holidays? Here in Wick, we’re lucky to be so close to the sea. The coast is the perfect place to spot wildlife and breath-taking scenery, and a lot of our favourite attractions overlook the sea too! One of the best ways to experience the Caithness coastline is by boat. Let’s take a look at some of the best Caithness and North Coast boat trips, all located close to our Wick hotel. So you can get out on the water during your stay with us.
Seacoast Caithness Boat Tours
Wick Harbour allows visitors a unique experience – enjoying the water around Caithness with Caithness Seacoast Boat Tours! A local couple, William and Adelaine Munro, are behind the wheel during the exhilarating trip. Their local knowledge and combined seagoing experience mean you’re in for a whale of a time! The tour takes you to all the favourite coastal sights and you get to see them from a whole new angle.
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John O' Groats Ferries
Around a 25-minute drive from Wick, John O’ Groats is famous as one of the most northerly parts of mainland Britain. And it is here that you can board a ferry across to Orkney. Or enjoy a Wildlife Cruise to the Island of Stroma or Stacks of Duncansby. (The captain decides the route based on current weather conditions).
On your Caithness boat trip, look out for ...
While out on the water, there’s the chance to spot seals, whales, porpoise, dolphins and more. Not to mention the abundant birdlife, including puffins, guillemots, razorbills and gannets. This really is a magical place explore by boat! You can also get a closer look at the lighthouses dotted about the coastline, the castle ruins that the North of Scotland is so famous for and the impressive sea stacks that rise high above the water.
Things to note
What to wear and check before you go
Bring warm clothes for your boat trip, such as hats, jackets and jumpers, and wear sensible footwear. Boat trip availability is seasonal and we recommend you book ahead to avoid disappointment. Occasionally, boat trips are cancelled due to bad weather, so you might also want to check with the company before you travel.
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Book your Caithness adventures ...
So what are you waiting for?! Start planning your fun-packed Caithness holiday with Mackays today! Book your wildlife boat trip with Caithness Seacoast or John O’ Groats Ferries today. And see our range of North Coast 500 hotel and self-catering accommodation.