Join this day tour and discover the beautiful palette of the Black Isle. You'll have the chance to go on a wildlife cruise, taste locally brewed beers, and learn the tales of this history-soaked region of Scotland.
After departure from Inverness, you'll head straight for the Black Isle Brewery where you'll taste some of their beers and learn about the ethical beliefs and what goes into production. After you’ve soaked up the local flavors, you'll take a short drive to Rosemarkie. In this wonderful 'wee' village, you'll be able to discover ancient Pictish art and take in fresh sea views.
The journey then continues to the picturesque village of Cromarty. There are plenty of things to do here. You can eat at a local restaurant, go shopping in the delightful arts and crafts shop, or visit the birthplace of the famous geologist, Hugh Millar. Your next stop is an example of a strange, ancient Celtic tradition. It’s a small well in a forest where people leave offerings for spirits, gods, and wishes. You can leave something yourself as long as it's biodegradable!
Before heading back to Inverness, you have the chance to go dolphin spotting with the ‘Dolphin Spirit’. This boat is specially designed to limit disruption for the dolphins. The friendly guides will tell you incredible facts about the wildlife, and you'll learn how the dolphins use these beautiful areas as a nursery for their calves. It’s an essential Black Isle experience; but if you have other plans, you can skip this option and be taken back Inverness earlier.