Sailing, canoeing, sea and river kayaking, wind surfing - the Moray Firth has many fantastic settings for water sports which will let you see the coastal and marine landscapes from a whole new perspective.

If you have your own boat, kayak or canoe you can explore the coastline at your leisure. The Great Glen Canoe Trail is Scotlands first formal canoe trail.  The coast to coast route can normally be completed in three to five days.  The guidebook and web site help you to plan a safe journey through the Great Glen. 

There are many harbours along the Moray Firth Coast with many traditional harbours now sporting yachts where trawlers once berthed. If you don't have your own recreational craft, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the Firth with clubs or as part of an organised trip.

Those who venture out into the Firth are rewarded with wonderful coastal scenery and the chance to see up close the famous bottlenose dolphins.

There is good surfing to be had when the tides and wind are right. The Moray Firth has some favoured locations including Sinclairs Bay in the North along with Lossiemouth, Sandend, Bannf and Fraserburgh Bay to the east.  Check the Magic Seaweed site for current surf reports and conditions around the Moray Firth using the interactive map.

Groups and clubs are a great way to get into trying water sports. There are too many to list here but to find out about clubs based in your part of the Firth area check the sportscotland's directory of outdoor sports governing bodies.  From here you can search by sport, then by area for details of local clubs.

 The Green Blue website provides practical advice and information on sustainable watersports and boating.