EcoVentures operates from the beautiful historic town of Cromarty which lies at the easternmost tip of the Black Isle, right at the heart of the Moray Firth. At over 700 years old Cromarty is considered to be one of the best preserved historic towns in the Highlands of Scotland.
Only a short drive from Inverness but a world away from the city, this picturesque highland village is bursting with character and history. Many visitors discover it by chance, it is not on any major tourist trail, but for those of us who know it, it holds a very special place.
With its delightful fishertown and unique Georgian architecture, a pleasant afternoon can be spent simply wandering through the small lanes and vennels or for the more energetic perhaps a brisk walk up the South Sutor coastal path where you will be rewarded with a magnificent view out over the Firth and perhaps a glimpse of the dolphins below. Relax in one of the small cafes or take a browse through the craft shops displaying the works of our local artists. Whatever your taste, Cromarty has something for everyone. For directions on how to find us click here. For more details on things to do in Cromarty click here.
Cromarty lies at the entrance to one of the finest natural harbours in the world and the Cromarty Firth has been historically significant since the middle ages. From Jacobean times the navy has utilised these sheltered waters. Gun emplacements and fortifications, of which Winston Churchill himself oversaw the building, remain today at the entrance to the Firth, a testament to a less peaceful era.
The harbour from which our trips depart today dates from this prosperous era. During this time the large Georgian merchant houses were built alongside the fisher cottages in the small lanes and vennels that have been there since the 12th century.
Today looking down the Firth more modern industries dominate, in particular the lucrative oil industry and fledgling renewable sector are now evident.