Black Isle

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£49.00

This tour features a boat trip with Eco Ventures, to track the large bottlenose dolphin population in the Moray Firth. After the boat trip, there will be time to explore the unique village of Cromarty. The tour then heads south to Fortrose and a walk around the Chanonry Point peninsular. The tour concludes with a trip to the Black Isle Brewery, to see how a small organic brewery works and to taste the various beers.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Family, Guided Tours, History, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Small Group
    8
All about the Black Isle.

The highlight of this tour is the boat trip with Eco Ventures, a company that operate Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) from the village of Cromarty, which lies at the entrance to the Cromarty Firth. The boat trip lasts for 1.5 hours and aims to locate and observe the large resident population of bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth. After the boat trip, we spend some time walking around Cromarty, which was a key port in days gone by. Then we head south towards the town of Fortrose and Rosemarkie and visit Chanonry Point, a peninsula that juts out into the Moray Firth, opposite Fort George. The tour finishes with a tour of the Black Isle Brewery, with a tasting in the brewery shop.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Pick up and drop off to guest accommodation

Executive minibus with 7/8 passenger seats

Water bottles provided

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

The cost of the boat trip and the Brewery visit

Any food and drink

  1. Pick Up Collect clients from accommodation

    Highland Explorer will collect clients from their place of accommodation

  2. Stop 1 Arrive at Cromarty

    We head direct to the Black Isle port of Cromarty, which lies at the entrance to the Cromarty Firth. We meet up with the staff of Eco Ventures who will provide a safety brief and safety equipment prior to the boat trip

  3. Stop 2 Eco Ventures Boat Trip

    Clients will be taken for a 1.5 hour boat trip on a fast rigid inflatable boat into the Moray Firth. The Eco Ventures staff will point out wildlife and prominent land features and will hope to be able to get the boat close to some of the resident bottlenose dolphins

  4. Stop 3 Walkabout Cromarty

    Back on dry land again after the boat tour, clients have some time to walk around Cromarty, with its narrow streets, quaint shops and large merchant houses, from the 18th century, when Cromarty was a principal trading port

  5. Stop 4 Visit Fortrose and Chanonry Point

    Fortrose is a small coastal town located south of Cromarty and on its eastern side has a long thin peninsula that juts out into the Moray Firth. This is a nice area for a walk to observe Fort George on the south side of the Firth and with the potential to spot more dolphins, as this is a favourite play area for them

  6. Stop 5 Black Isle Brewery

    Visit the Black Isle Brewery and its shop with an option for a tasting