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The Best Boat Rentals in Scotland

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Paddle Board in DonegalAdventures in Donegal · 1 guest

Paddle Board in Donegal

5.0
$33hour
Tandem Kayak for Rent in DerryAdventures in Donegal · 2 guests

Tandem Kayak for Rent in Derry

5.0
$28hour
Discover West Coast of Scotland on Elan 434 Impression SailbaotSailing in Oban · 10 guests

Discover West Coast of Scotland on Elan 434 Impression Sailbaot

5.0
$2,439week
Stand Up Paddle Boarding in CumbriaAdventures in Penrith · 1 guest

Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Cumbria

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$94day
Enjoy Fishing in Killybegs, Ireland on Cuddy CabinFishing in Killybegs · 8 guests

Enjoy Fishing in Killybegs, Ireland on Cuddy Cabin

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$488day
Enjoy Fishing in Killybegs, Ireland on TrawlerFishing in Killybegs · 12 guests

Enjoy Fishing in Killybegs, Ireland on Trawler

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$586day
Steel Passenger Cruise Boat in EdinburghEvents in Queensferry · 225 guests

Steel Passenger Cruise Boat in Edinburgh

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$1,109hour
Guided Wildlife Watching Tour On 35 feet High Speed RIB in Edinburgh, UKTours in Queensferry · 12 guests

Guided Wildlife Watching Tour On 35 feet High Speed RIB in Edinburgh, UK

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$610hour
Skippered or Bareboat Charter - Beneteau 393 Sailing Yacht in ScotlandSailing in Scotland · 6 guests

Skippered or Bareboat Charter - Beneteau 393 Sailing Yacht in Scotland

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$444day
40' Bavaria Vision Yacht Skippered Charter in Oban, ScotlandSailing in Dunbeg · 8 guests

40' Bavaria Vision Yacht Skippered Charter in Oban, Scotland

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$826day
Campion 545i Bowrider Hire in LussPowerboats in Loch Lomond · 8 guests

Campion 545i Bowrider Hire in Luss

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$111hour
Charter SunFizz Sailboat 40 in Largs, ScotlandSailing in Largs · 6 guests

Charter SunFizz Sailboat 40 in Largs, Scotland

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$5,047day
Charter Bavaria 37 Sailboat in Largs, ScotlandSailing in Largs · 6 guests

Charter Bavaria 37 Sailboat in Largs, Scotland

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$13,622hour
Taeping Rental in North QueensferryPowerboats in North Queensferry · 12 guests

Taeping Rental in North Queensferry

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$437hour
Charter Vigil in North QueensferryPowerboats in North Queensferry · 12 guests

Charter Vigil in North Queensferry

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$437hour
Stardust Boat Trips Portree, Isle of SkyeTours in Portree · 12 guests

Stardust Boat Trips Portree, Isle of Skye

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$33hour
Sea Fishing Charters in Luce BayFishing in Stranraer · 6 guests

Sea Fishing Charters in Luce Bay

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$244day
Trawler Diving Charter in Eyemouth, UKTours in Saint Abbs · 12 guests

Trawler Diving Charter in Eyemouth, UK

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$69person
The Spirit of Adventure Boat In ScotlandPowerboats in Kyle of Lochalsh · 12 guests

The Spirit of Adventure Boat In Scotland

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$1,212day
Guided Sea Kayaking Tour In HighlandTours in Breakish · 1 guest

Guided Sea Kayaking Tour In Highland

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$170day
Passenger Boat Rental in QueensferryEvents in Queensferry · 125 guests

Passenger Boat Rental in Queensferry

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$666hour
Passenger Boat ''Meet Orlik'' Charter in Dunbeg, United KingdomEvents in Dunbeg · 4 guests

Passenger Boat ''Meet Orlik'' Charter in Dunbeg, United Kingdom

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$860day
38' Sailing Catamaran Charter In QueensferrySailing in Queensferry · 10 guests

38' Sailing Catamaran Charter In Queensferry

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$128person
'Eilidh Catriona' Motor Yacht  Charter in DrumnadrochitEvents in Loch Ness · 6 guests

'Eilidh Catriona' Motor Yacht Charter in Drumnadrochit

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$377hour

Scotland Reviews

  1. Donald
    Donald
    Discover West Coast of Scotland on Elan 434 Impression Sailbaot

    Highly recommend David and his yacht . Just back from chartering it for a week and spent the time sailing round Mull. Yacht is in good condition and a pleasure to sail.

  2. Asia
    Asia
    Tandem Kayak for Rent in Derry

    Amazing service, brilliant communication and easy to organise! Best On here 👏

  3. Asia
    Asia
    Paddle Board in Donegal

    Easy very accommodating and super friendly

Boating Guide - Scotland

What to know about renting a boat in Scotland

With all the beautiful canals, lakes, and gorgeous coasts, Scotland has a lot to offer people looking to rent a boat during their visit. You can rent a boat in many of the different cities of Scotland, both on the coasts and in the lakes and rivers inland. Charter a cruise and enjoy a day of boating in the waterways of Scotland, admiring the gorgeous scenery from the deck of a boat. Rent a boat on your own and spend the day exploring at your own pace.

If you’re hoping to explore the canals, there are various options of canal boats to choose from. If you’d like to explore the water by a motor, consider a canal tour or chartering a power boat for a day. If you’d rather explore at your own pace and get some exercise, rent a kayak or canoe to paddle in the canals or in the many lakes of Scotland.

If you and your travel mates need an adrenaline rush, consider a day of white-water rafting on the River Tay. It makes for a thrilling day of paddling through rapids, admiring the natural beauty of the riverbanks and stunning scenery. This is definitely a step up from a leisurely day of boating that will be a memorable experience.

Guided fishing tours are a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors in Scotland. Depending on which parts of the country you’re visiting, you can choose a fishing tour on a lake, river or in the open ocean. Some of the fish you can catch include salmon, pike, cod, mackerel and sea bass. Choose from a freshwater fishing trip or saltwater, depending on your preference. There’s something for all levels of angler while in Scotland.

Boating Events in Scotland

Scotland is a large country, and there are various boating events and boat shows that take place throughout the year in different cities. The primary boat show in Scotland is the Royal Yachting Association of Scotland Boat Show. The show offers visitors charter and rental opportunities, with everything from yachts to rubber rib boat rides.

Another worthwhile boating event in Scotland is the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy. It’s a festive weekend of boating events, food, music and live entertainment, and street vendors selling artisan crafts and goods.

Other Things To Do

While on land in Scotland, there are various points of interest that you must visit. Edinburgh Castle is the most iconic Scottish tourist attraction. It's easy to understand why, as it sits on a beautiful hill overlooking the city. Another castle worth visiting is the Urquhart Castle, which overlooks Loch Ness. Loch Ness is another Scotland must-see, and while you're visiting it be on the lookout for Nessie, the lake monster!

For active travelers, a day spent hiking in the Highlands is an unforgettable experience. The natural features of this land include gorgeous cliffs, waterfalls, and rolling hills.

Walking tours are a fantastic way to dive into the history and culture of Scotland. You can choose customized and themed tours based on your interests and spend time getting to know different cities.

Marinas in Scotland

The primary marinas in Edinburgh are the Royal Forth Yacht Club and the Cramond Boat Club. There are many berths with lots of sailboats and motorboats, full-service facilities and amenities including bars and restaurants.

The River Clyde shapes the city of Glasgow, and multiple marinas are along the banks. The Glasgow Richmond Model Boat Club, Clyde Marina and James Watt Dock Marina are the primary marinas in the city. They have hundreds of berths for sailing yachts and motorboats.

In Inverness, the primary marinas are Inverness Marina Limited and Caley Marina.

About Scotland

Scotland is a gorgeous nation in the northern part of the United Kingdom. It borders England to the south and the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea to the North. Edinburgh is the capital and nearby Glasgow is the largest city. It’s known for its beautiful mountains, rolling hills, and a rich, unique history.

Summer in Scotland has the best weather. The sun is out for long hours and the days are warm. It doesn’t get hot in Scotland like it does in Southern Europe, but summer will guarantee some comfortable, warm days. The downfall of visiting in the summer is that it is busy with tourists and prices are generally higher. Late spring is a beautiful time to visit. There is sometimes still snow on the mountains in the Highlands but generally, the temperatures start to warm up. The winters in Scotland are windy, cold and snowy, but it's a beautiful and festive time to visit, especially during Hogmanay, the New Year’s celebration. Autumn in Scotland is gorgeous, as the foliage starts to change color. During October and November, the crowds disperse, making it more affordable and quiet.

There are several airports in Scotland located in different parts of the country. Glasgow and Edinburgh are the busiest with the most international flights. Inverness and Aberdeen are also good airports that service many major European cities. You can also reach Scotland by train and bus from England and other parts of the U.K.

GetMyBoat has 108 listings for boating experiences in Scotland with 4 reviews.

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