Our wildlife boat trip tours Loch Insh and sections of the Insh Marshes and River Spey. the trip will take place on a 28ft long passenger boat 'Molaise'. The boat has 12 seats and large glass windows and travels at 2-3 mph around the loch and downriver. The trip lasts 1 hour and sailings are every 11am, 2pm, 4pm, (6pm in July and August) Seats must be prebooked by phoneing ahead of time to guarentee a place. A highlight is getting close to our resident Ospreys on the back side of the island this takes place towards the end of the trip.
whilst you are on board there is a audio comentary which includes:
Some basic emergency procedures.
Some of the history of the area and in perticular the story of the floating of logs.
The ship building industry at the mouth of the spey
The RSPB involvement with Insh Marshes and Loch Insh.
The widlife you are liekly to see on the way round the trip.
The Audio commentary is suplemented by our knowledgeable and expeirienced skippers who are happy to talk about any questions you may have.
The wildlfe boat tour is well complemented with our loch side nature walk that also starts at Loch Insh Watersports Centre. you can enjoy exploring the area further before or after your trip. Maps for this and the paths network that our loch side trail links in with are available for purchase in the gift shop on site 'the Bosuns Locker'.
Healthy living award(Restaurant) RYA, BASI, AALA acredited(Activities) GTBS silver award for whole centre.
Cairngorms National Park