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The Best Boat Rentals in Scotland

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Diving Boat Trip & Courses in Scotland
Tours in Oban · 8 guests

Diving Boat Trip & Courses in Scotland

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$643day
Surfing Lessons in Scotland, United Kingdom
Adventures in Mosstodloch · 1 guest

Surfing Lessons in Scotland, United Kingdom

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$43person
Power Catamaran Toursin Shieldaig
Powerboats in Shieldaig · 12 guests

Power Catamaran Toursin Shieldaig

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$1,311day
Wind Surfer Rental in Portrush, Northern Ireland
Adventures in Portrush · 3 guests

Wind Surfer Rental in Portrush, Northern Ireland

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$110person
Scuba Diving Trips in Tarbert, Scotland
Tours in Tarbert · 12 guests

Scuba Diving Trips in Tarbert, Scotland

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$53person
MV. Shore Diving trips in Saint Abbs
Tours in Saint Abbs · 12 guests

MV. Shore Diving trips in Saint Abbs

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$49person
Bass Boat Fishing Charters in Kirkwhelpington, United Kingdom
Fishing in Kirkwhelpington · 4 guests

Bass Boat Fishing Charters in Kirkwhelpington, United Kingdom

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$33person
Diving Trips and Charters in Stromness
Tours in Stromness · 12 guests

Diving Trips and Charters in Stromness

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$74person
One-Man Pelican Pursuit Kayak Rental in Grangemouth, Scotland
Adventures in Grangemouth · 1 guest

One-Man Pelican Pursuit Kayak Rental in Grangemouth, Scotland

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$66day
Half Day Canoe Tours in Donegal, Ireland
Tours in Moville · 3 guests

Half Day Canoe Tours in Donegal, Ireland

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$42person
Rafting Trips in Donegal, Ireland
Adventures in Moville · 6 guests

Rafting Trips in Donegal, Ireland

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$79hour
Enjoy the beauty of  Donegal, Ireland on a Double Kayak
Tours in Moville · 2 guests

Enjoy the beauty of Donegal, Ireland on a Double Kayak

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$21hour
Full Day Kayak Tours with Top Class Guides in Donegal, Ireland
Adventures in Moville · 1 guest

Full Day Kayak Tours with Top Class Guides in Donegal, Ireland

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$21hour
Sea Fishing Charters in Luce Bay
Fishing in Stranraer · 6 guests

Sea Fishing Charters in Luce Bay

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$270day
Vigil Tours RIB Rental in Pierhead
Powerboats in North Queensferry · 12 guests

Vigil Tours RIB Rental in Pierhead

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$656day
Kayak Tour in Rassay House
Adventures in Scotland · 1 guest

Kayak Tour in Rassay House

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$65hour
Taeping Tours RIB Charter in Pierhead
Powerboats in North Queensferry · 12 guests

Taeping Tours RIB Charter in Pierhead

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$656day
Surf Lessons in Scotland
Adventures in Scotland · 1 guest

Surf Lessons in Scotland

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$33day
Windsurfing Courses in Scotland
Adventures in Scotland · 1 guest

Windsurfing Courses in Scotland

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$131hour
Kayak Courses in Scotland
Adventures in Clunie · 1 guest

Kayak Courses in Scotland

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$310person
Bodyboarding Lessons and Hire in Scotland
Adventures in Scotland · 1 guest

Bodyboarding Lessons and Hire in Scotland

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$13day
Durable and Safe Double Kayaks for Hire in Scotland
Adventures in Scotland · 2 guests

Durable and Safe Double Kayaks for Hire in Scotland

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$53day
Easy to Use Single Kayak Hire from Loch Bhasapol, Scotland
Adventures in Scotland · 1 guest

Easy to Use Single Kayak Hire from Loch Bhasapol, Scotland

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$53day
Canoeing Tours and Courses in Scotland
Adventures in Blairgowrie and Rattray · 3 guests

Canoeing Tours and Courses in Scotland

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$77person

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.

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