14 Best Tours and River Cruises In The Highlands Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Tours and River Cruises In The Highlands

We've rounded up the best tours and river cruises in The Highlands in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 14 The Highlands tours and river cruises to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tours and river cruises we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Passengers on Calums Plockton Seal Trips

Calums Plockton Seal Trips

  • Plockton
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Calums Plockton Seal Trips will guide you around the harbour in comfort and give your family the chance to spot seals, dolphins and porpoises in a pl...

Dolphins swimming by boat at Seaprobe Atlantis in Kyle of Lochalsh

Seaprobe Atlantis

  • Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The award winning Seaprobe Atlantis Semi-Submersible Glass Bottom Boat, from Kyle of Lochalsh, offers a unique opportunity to explore all the scenery...

Loch Ness monster model at Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition

  • Drumnadrochit
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A 5 Star Visit Scotland Visitor Attraction, the exhibition has been open for over 30 years and consists of 6 themed rooms all telling their own story...

Passengers on Western Isles Cruises in Mallaig

Western Isles Cruises

  • Mallaig
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

See some fantastic views of the Scottish coastline with  Western Isles Cruises. Travel on the ferry up Loch Nevis to Knoydart, known as Europe's Last...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Fort William Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Fort William
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Could the next great detective be part of your family? Time to find out! Grab the kids and go on a wild crime-fighting adventure with the Fort Willia...

Boat at the Misty Isle Boat Trips in the Isle of Skye

Misty Isle Boat Trips

  • Isle of Skye
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

On a Misty Isle Boat Trip there are chances to see some really stunning marine life on your trip, but of course you must remember that a great deal d...

Lake and mountains at Bella Jane Boat Trips in Elgol

Bella Jane Boat Trips

  • Elgol
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Complete your trip to Skye with a trip on the award winning and locally iconic blue and white Bella Jane: the only regular full-time service from Elg...

Whales on Hebridean Whale Cruises in Gairloch

Hebridean Whale Cruises

  • Gairloch
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Hebridean Whale Cruises offer whale watching and wildlife cruises from Gairloch, on the spectacular north west coast of Scotland, whose glittering He...

Boys on Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises in Inverness

Loch Ness by Jacobite

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Who’s ready for a Nessie hunt? Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises provide a wide range of boat tours with all the trimmings. That includes live sonar, castle...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Inverness Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Who ever said cracking a case meant no time for sightseeing? The Inverness Mystery Treasure Trail is all about combining the two, so slap your thinki...

City Sightseeing Inverness Hop On Hop Off tour bus passing castle

City Sightseeing Inverness Hop On Hop Off5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Inverness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Join kelpies, selkies and the Loch Ness Monster on a City Sightseeing Inverness Hop On Hop Off Tour. Over 12 stops you’ll see all sorts of historic g...

Passengers on City Sightseeing Inverness Hop on Hop off Tour bus

City Sightseeing Inverness Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions
Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Portree Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Portree
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for ways to get your kids active? Take them on the Portree Treasure Hunt Trail where the promise of buried (fictional) loot is sure to get th...

Boat at Avoch Dolphin Trips

Avoch Dolphin Trips

  • Avoch
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Avoch Dolphin Trips Their boat, Corbiere, is a 24' Dory with waterjet engine (no propellers) and will carry up to 12 passengers in safety and comfort...

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