Sea Fishing and Diving in Scotland
A list of Areas in Scotland having Ports with Charter Boats available for hire.
Clicking the links will take you to the Area Home page.
On the Area Home page you will find links to the Ports and the local Charter Boats that provide sea fishing and diving trips.
The Deepsea Charter Boat Directory has many charter boats listed in Scotland.
Many of the boats listed here cater for recreational sea angling trips and sports diving trips, check out the boats shown in each port to find the boats that fit your criteria.
When you have narrowed down your selection of preferred boats, check out the boats online calendars to see what dates are available to you.
Not all charter boat skippers and boat owners keep their online calendars completely up-to-date, It is therefore advisable to verify that the date or dates you have selected are still available by contacting the skipper using his online contact form, The online contact form is used to send an instant email directly to the skipper which will give him the opportunity of confirming your date is still available.
It should also be noted that some skippers have opted to not have an online calendar on their pages, in this case it is a matter of contacting the skipper using the online contact form and asking him to list his available dates for you.
If you are unsure of which charter boat you should choose for your upcoming fishing trip, then it would be wise to look at the history of that particular boats past catches and the best way to do that is to take a look at the boat Gallery page for details of his most recent days at sea.
It is also worth taking a look at the skippers own Blog which can be found on the boats main page.
When booking a boat or an Individual place on a Charter Boat, you might like to ask a few questions….
Make sure you agree and confirm the price you are paying for your trip.
What about car parking and pick-up points.
What is the deposit amount to reserve a charter or place and how and when should that be paid?
Is the skipper fully licensed by the MCA?
Are the insurance and safety equipment all in date and can they be inspected by you if required?
What is the general itinerary for the day - departure time, return time etc.
If you're a novice angler, will the skipper or crew give guidance and help for inexperienced or first-time anglers prior to setting out and during the day?
What is the cancellation policy if there is inclement weather and what time the day before the trip can you call to see if it’s a go?
Are hot or cold drinks provided.
Will the crew clean, fillet, and help you with your catch your catch? Is that service included in the charter package? Is there ice available?
What is the vessels policy on catch and return.