Tours and trips, Caithness, Scotland

Walking tours, boat tours and day trips, Caithness

During your stay with us at Mackays Hotel in Wick, explore the local area with an expert guide. Let them take you to the most interesting historical sites, the top tourist attractions or the most beautiful local beauty spots. For whisky lovers, there are whisky tours and tastings. For wildlife spotters, there are nature walks and boat tours. Here are some of our favourite tours and trips around the far north of Scotland.

Boat trips

Here in Wick, we’re lucky to be so close to the sea. The coast is the perfect place to spot wildlife and breathtaking 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. Local company Caithness Seacoast will take you out on the water, where there’s the chance to spot seals, whales, porpoises, dolphins and more. Not to mention the abundant birdlife, including puffins, guillemots, razorbills and gannets. You can also get a closer look at the lighthouses and landmarks dotted about the coastline.

Walking tours

Get to know our Caithness towns Wick and Thurso better with a guided walking tour from Above and Beyond Tours. Your local guide will take you on a leisurely walk around the town, showing you the main sights and attractions, while sharing fascinating facts, stories and legends.

Day trips

There are plenty of wonderful places to visit in and around Caithness. Top attractions include John O’Groats, Dunnet Head, Duncansby Stacks, Castle of Mey and Old Pulteney Distillery. You can enjoy themed whisky, history or health and well-being driving tours with Above and Beyond Tours. Or hop on the ferry to Orkney with John O’Groats Ferries. Whatever your likes and interests, there’s so much to discover in the far north of Scotland!