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Highland Exploration Loch Cruises are the perfect way to experience Loch Rannoch, a mysterious and stunningly beautiful loch with a rich history of clans, cattle rustling, crofting and Jacobites. The loch and the surrounding area are habitat to a rich variety of wildlife including Scottish red deer, osprey, golden eagles, red squirrels and the rare Arctic charr.

From our boat cruises you’ll have breathtaking views of some of Scotland’s best-loved munros, including Schiehallion, the “Fairy Hill of the Caledonians”.

Everyone, from young kids to the young-at-heart, will enjoy the delights of a Highland Exploration Loch Rannoch Cruise.

Find out more details of our fantastic Loch Rannoch cruises

Here are all the details of our Loch Cruises. If you need to ask us anything else, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us today.

Our Loch Cruiser

Our Loch Rannoch cruise boat is the ultra-modern, custom-built Raineach. She’s a cabin RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) which means she’s built for speed as well as comfort. Raineach is 8.4 metres long and can seat 9 passengers – of all ages – in comfort, warmth and safety. Binoculars are provided in our vehicles for every passenger.

Where will we go?

Starting from Kinloch Rannoch Marina, we’ll travel west across the loch, passing the settlements of Carie, Camghouran and Finnart. We’ll make some stops on the loch to give you a chance to take in the beautiful views, take (more) photos and hear tales of olden times. It’s the perfect way to see the loch from a unique viewpoint.

 

What will we see and do?

Our local and experienced skipper and guide, Duncan Richardson, has in-depth knowledge of Loch Rannoch’s wildlife and history – he’ll regale you with tales of the people that lived around the loch through the years, and point out some of our beautiful native species.

Highlights include:
- views of Schiehallion
- views of Glen Coe
- the site of Gitana, a sunken 19th-century steamer boat
- Eilean nam Faoileag, a crannog or ancient lake dwelling in the centre of the loch
- The Black Wood of Rannoch, one of the largest ancient Caledonian pine forests in Scotland
- spotting wildlife native to the area such as Scottish red deer, osprey and Arctic charr.

We’ll cruise at a leisurely pace to see all the sights, then you’ll get the chance to experience the RIB at speed, before stopping still for a few moments to appreciate the loch’s tranquillity, its size and its depth. Then it’s back to cruising along and relaxing as you glide past some of Scotland’s most wonderful scenery.

Loch Cruise tour times

We have one scheduled sailing every day except Sunday, leaving Loch Rannoch Marina at 1pm. However, we're happy to arrange sailings at other times of day - just give us a call on 07795 245748 and we'll do our best to fit you in!

All tours last for approximately 2 hours and will give you plenty of time to relax, enjoy the scenery and ask as many questions as you like.

Costs of our Loch Cruises

Our Loch Rannoch cruises cost £25 for adults and £10 for kids (12 and under). Please call for special Family Ticket prices on 07795 245748.

Accessibility

We welcome guests of all ages and abilities. Please call us beforehand on 07795 245748 to discuss any accessibility needs and we will do our best to accommodate everyone.

How to book a Loch Rannoch Cruise

If you’d like to experience a cruise on the magnificent Loch Rannoch, simply book online. On the day of your cruise, please come along to Kinloch Rannoch Marina 15 minutes before your departure time.

You can also come along on the day to see if we have spaces, and pay by cash or card at the boat – but the best way to guarantee a space is to book online.

Like to book a Private Charter for an extra-special day out?

Would you like a unique and unforgettable day out with your partner, family, friends or a group of colleagues? We offer fantastic private charters on Loch Rannoch, by boat and / or Land Rover. You can cruise the loch with our skipper, go for a guided walk to some of the famed beauty spots in the area, and go on a Land Rover exploration to the wonderful Rannoch Station and the famous Rannoch Moor. We can even supply you with a delicious picnic, tailor-made for your party. It’s the perfect way to experience all that the Loch Rannoch area has to offer.

To arrange a private Highland Exploration charter, or for any sailing times outwith our normal 1pm-3pm time, simply contact us online or call Duncan, our skipper, on 07795 245748 and we’ll be delighted to arrange your exploration.

Fancy a Land Rover Evening Exploration?

If you’d like to take a fascinating Land Rover Evening Exploration through Rannoch past and present, and to experience the delights of the loch at dusk or sunset, we’d love to have you on board.

Book a Land Rover Evening Exploration today

If you'd like a day time Land Rover Exploration, call us on 07795 245748 and we'll do our best to find a time that suits you.

Got any questions?

If you’d like to know any more details about our Loch Rannoch Cruises, or any of our other tours, head over to our Frequently Asked Questions for further information, or contact us directly.

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