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Mischief wildlife experience


A faster Way to Travel On The Moray Firth

Mischief took to the waters of the Moray Firth in April 2017 and was immediately popular.

She offers a very different experience to her sisters, Inverness Spirit and Dolphin Spirit. She goes further, faster, and offers a lot more excitement packed into each 2-hour sailing (whilst still observing wildlife-safe boat handling of course).

Mischief is a 9 meter RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) equipped with two powerful Yamaha outboard motors with a capacity for 12 passengers. She is capable of high speeds,  travelling beyond the confines of the Inner Moray Firth. She’ll take you through the narrows between Chanonry Point lighthouse and Fort George and out into the waters off Ardersier looking for dolphins before returning to Inverness.

Inverness Spirit cruise

a small boat in a large body of water

The Most Accessible Passenger Boat On The Moray Firth

” Inverness Spirit” will take you on a gentle cruise around the Beauly and Inverness firths. She is classified as a “Motor Passenger Ferry”, which means she is specifically designed to carry people in comfort. Up to 70 people in fact over two levels plus an inside cabin.  At 12.89 metres long and just over 5 metres wide, there is plenty of room on board for you and your party.

She has been built so that there is the minimum possible disturbance for marine life: There’s only one hull in the water, with only one set of propellers. The engines were selected for their low emissions and are connected to a specially configured low vibration drive train making her a relatively quiet boat in the water


Comfortable Cruising

The spacious cabin is fully carpeted and has upholstered seats. You’ll find the centre seats are raised to ensure the best visibility from within the craft. Which means everyone has a view, no matter where you choose to sit. The cabin windows are double glazed to guard against condensation. The outside spaces on the main and upper decks give you the opportunity for great views.

Wildlife cruise

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The Newest Passenger Boat On The Moray Firth

The newest boat in our fleet is our stable catamaran ‘Dolphin Spirit’. Constructed in 2020 as the ferry for the Isle of Herm, she was brought up the coast, from the Channel islands, to provide dolphin watching trips for every member of the family. At 15m long and with a 1.3m draught she can travel at better speeds than ‘Spirit’ allowing her to reach well known dolphin hotspots.

Originally built for the purpose of transporting people, she has comfortable seating for 70 passengers, over two levels, with great viewing platforms for wildlife watching and enjoying the views of the Scottish highlands.

On the lower deck we have a cozy inside cabin with a small café where tea, coffee and light snacks can be purchased. An onboard toilet is available