Dolphin and Wildlife Watching Boat Trips run by EcoVentures, Cromarty in the Moray Firth, Scotland.
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Skippered Private Charters

Birthday Charter

Birthday Charter

Due to the flexibility of our boat and our extensive knowledge of the waters around Cromarty, we have the ability to tailor trips to meet your precise needs. Over the years we have done just about everything you can imagine…. Birthdays, weddings, civil partnerships, golden wedding anniversaries, hen and stag parties, scattering of ashes – we have even had a marriage proposal onboard!  If you are looking for a trip to celebrate that special occasion with friends and family or perhaps just want a very personal experience with the boat all to yourself, we will be happy to design a trip to suit your requirements.

The boat can take up to a maximum of 12 people at any time. Catering can be arranged on request.

Prices are usually quoted as an hourly rate and are dependent upon the duration and the nature of the charter. To find out more or to get a quote for your trip, please contact us. For more general information check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Film and Photography Charters

Filming for the One Show

Filming for the One Show

We are well equipped to provide a versatile platform aboard which to undertake photography, film and promotional work. We have advised and worked with a number of location and production companies over the years and have featured on The One Show, Springwatch Trackers, Natures Best, Airline, Mastermind, Landward, The Hour and The Luxury Travel Show. We have also done several pieces for BBC Radio Scotland’s Out of Doors programme, BBC Radio 4’s Open Country and have recently been involved in scouting out filming locations for the Hollywood blockbuster World War Z!

Filming for Mastermind

Filming for Mastermind

We regularly accommodate both professional and amateur photographers on board, all keen to capture that perfect shot. For the serious professional a private charter allows just a bit more flexibility and more room to work. Many of the photographs on this website have been taken by passengers, both amateur and professional while out on one of our trips.

The price is dependent upon your individual requirements so please contact us directly for further information and advice.

Commercial Charters

EcoVentures is also available for a variety of commercial work.

The boat is licensed to 20 miles offshore, day or night, with a Workboat Endorsement. The seats are all fully removable allowing complete flexibility in the type of work that we can undertake.

We have worked with many clients including BP, Shell, Aberdeen University, Visit Scotland, Moray Offshore Renewables, Aigas Field Centre, Scottish Natural Heritage, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) and numerous other charities, councils, schools, colleges and holiday providers.

Examples of work undertaken include:

  • Research surveys including Dolphin Photo ID and acoustic monitoring
  • Bird surveys and seabed sampling for the renewable sector
  • Teambuilding and corporate days out
  • Field courses and educational trips
  • Rig service and fast passenger transfer
  • Standby and safety boat cover

The price is dependent upon your individual requirements. For further information please contact us directly.

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