Caithness Seacoast
One of the best ways to experience the Caithness coastline is by boat. Enjoy exhilarating cruises, spectacular coastal scenery and abundant Scottish wildlife with Caithness Seacoast.

Caithness Seacoast Boat Tours

Explore the Caithness coastline by boat

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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Exhilarating wildlife tours

The Geo Explorer is a 10m long RIB boat with family-friendly seating, which carries twelve passengers. It cruises at speeds of up to 25 Knots. Although wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, you can look out for seals, whales, porpoises, dolphins, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, gannets and more. See how many different animals you can spot! You’ll also get to enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery. Boat tours run seasonally from around April to October and you can book your tour here in advance to secure your place.


We attended a function at Mackays to open the Mey Games 2019, the staff were superb and very attentive, the food (Buffet) was second to none, beautifully presented and fresh. Great choice of beers and whiskies, and very reasonably priced for a hotel, what more could we ask for? The Manager introduced himself and nothing was too much trouble – we’re looking forward to attending again next year.

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Wildife trips...
Two Atlantic Puffins in Scotland
A grey seal's head popping up out of the water

Sailings from Wick Harbour

Caithness Seacoast offers a choice of sailings from Wick Harbour Marina. Tours include a range of coastal adventures, mini-tours and cruises. The most popular first-time sailing is the 1.5 hour coastal adventure to Whaligoe Harbour and Steps, which offers splendid scenic views.

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 we recommend you always check with the tour 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 Hotel today! Book your wildlife boat trip with Caithness Seacoast and book your stay in Wick, choosing from our welcoming hotel and self-catering accommodation.

Stacks of Duncansby on Caithness coastline