Loch Tay situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, is the largest Loch in Perthshire and one of the deepest Lochs in Scotland.
At over 508 ft deep, it's impossible to see anything in this dark stretch of water. Formed by the glaciers and the Highland Fault Line.
The loch spans 15 miles (24 km) long with residents dating back to neolithic times between 370BC and 355BC.
At Loch Tay ©MDHarding
What Not To Miss When Visiting Loch Tay
Getting to Loch Tay
It was a bright brisk morning with low laying mist across the central Scotland belt but nothing was going to stop us from visiting beautiful Loch Tay, in rural Perthshire.
Famous for it's reconstructed Crannog, believed to be the style of home used by the neolithic settlers. It is a sight to be seen! Today we were taking our first trip with Loch Tay Safaris.
The drive from Edinburgh to Loch Tay can be taken three ways. We ended up on one of the most scenic. Driving the single track road via Auchnacloich and passing Loch Freuchie. It took over two hours with steep inclines and tight turns. (This road is not suitable for wide and heavy vehicles).
One of Perthshire's Most Rural Road's ©MDHarding
Loch Tay Safaris
The Eagle has landed at Loch Tay! The state of the art covered RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) - named Iolaire (Gaelic for Eagle) is the perfect way to see the dramatic landscape, hear the incredible tales from the superb skippers, such as those of the Kelpies and see the dark depths of one of Scotland's deepest lochs via the visual display monitor.
Inside Lolaire - On Loch Tay ©MDHarding
This has to be one of my favourite times of year in Scotland with the array of autumnal colours on display. It was still a little early but change is in the wind and what better vantage point, than to see them from on-board Lolaire in the middle of Loch Tay.
American Forest ©MDHarding
Discover the local history, the local residents both past and present.
Crannog On Loch Tay ©MDHarding
Myths and legends that were both fascinating and entertaining.
Ben Lawers ©MDHarding
The boat was very comfortable, skippers incredibly knowledgeable. It was a highly enjoyable trip. We enjoyed it so much, we're looking forward to returning to do a sunset cruise with prosecco. Well why not (wink). What are you waiting for? Discover more about the country I am proud to call home - Scotland, with Loch Tay Safaris.