Profitable tip: Nice Glen paddle, Scottish HighlandsThe finest boating expertise we had was paddling an open Canadian canoe with buddies throughout the lochs and canals that make up Scotland’s Nice Glen Path. We have been amazed by the breathtaking surroundings and much-appreciated tranquillity of this excellent route. When you catch the wind in the fitting route, like we did, you may even attempt a spot of canoe crusing with a spare paddle and a bunch shelter put to good use! You may paddle half or the entire path, with loads of rent and guided choices out there from this useful path web site.Ali O’HoraLundy life, from north DevonA younger gray seal off Lundy. {Photograph}: Nature Image Library/AlamySailing from north Devon to Lundy is (practically) at all times a stunning journey. You cross alongside the north Devon coast earlier than heading out the 20-odd miles to the small rocky island. Be careful for dolphins and, nearer to the island, seals. As soon as we noticed a submarine being towed however by no means discovered why. It will probably often be tough although. When you endure from sea illness, take a capsule and keep on deck in the event you can – the bar can get busy. Guide with the Landmark Belief, day returns £44 grownup, £22.50 4-16 yearsDianneProfileReaders’ suggestions: ship a tip for an opportunity to win a £200 voucher for a Sawday’s stayShow Guardian Journey readers’ tipsEvery week we ask our readers for suggestions from their travels. A choice of suggestions will probably be featured on-line and will seem in print. To enter the most recent competitors go to the readers’ suggestions homepage-Thanks on your suggestions.So good we didn’t get off, MullLismore Lighthouse, seen from the ferry between Oban and Mull. {Photograph}: Richard Burdon/AlamyWe took a drive to Oban for the day with our two younger daughters on a day when the climate wasn’t nice. After we arrived there was a CalMac ferry about to go away for Mull and the youngsters needed to go, so we purchased return tickets. We didn’t get off the ferry in Mull: the boat journey alone was unbelievable, and the youngsters noticed dolphins. It could have been raining nonstop however we loved the journey and the unbelievable views. The skipper on the ferry laughed at us for not getting off, but it surely was an ideal option to spend the day in our UK climate. Annette JamiesonPuffins and gannets, Yorkshire coastThe (pre-refurb) Yorkshire Belle enters Bridlington harbour. {Photograph}: MSRF/AlamyThe Yorkshire Belle has used the Covid closure for a spruce-up and has been again in motion since 17 Might. Final week our household loved our annual household journey on this pretty vessel, crusing from Bridlington harbour out to the lighthouse in Flamborough Bay (grownup £8, youngster £4), on surprisingly calm, sheltered waters. The native firm affords quite a lot of cruises from an hour to half a day, and you may even rent it your self. Our favorite is the afternoon tour to the Filey Bay heritage coast, the place you may see magnificent teams of puffins and gannets on the clifftops and close to the rocks. On night ghost cruises in the summertime holidays, onboard “ghouls” recount the adventures of historic pirates. Nice enjoyable.Peter RileyOver the ocean – one of the simplest ways to get to SkyeThe Glenelg-Skye ferry. {Photograph}: John Bracegirdle/AlamyThe Glenelg-Skye ferry is a really quick journey (5 minutes, about three an hour) however must be my favorite boat journey. There are very quick currents within the Kyle Rhea between Glenelg and Skye, which has affected the design of the MV Glenachulish. It’s distinctive in that the deck is a turntable, and might solely take six automobiles. However oh, the views and the wildlife. I’ve seen seals, otters, dolphins and an enormous sea eagle. It prices £15 for a automobile – glorious worth.Michael DinneenDu Maurier and D-day, CornwallHelford River. {Photograph}: James Osmond/Getty ImagesGo again in time alongside the Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek on the Roseland peninsula with Helford River Cruises. This creek was the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier’s ebook. It’s additionally the spot the place hundreds of troopers left for the D-day landings. See seals, birds and, in the event you’re very fortunate, dolphins. Finish with a pint of Correct Job Cornish IPA on the Ferryboat Inn. The cruise is round two hours lengthy and makes an ideal lazy afternoon.Rachel BrownFairy ferry, south DevonA sea tractor carries passengers from the seashore to the South Sands ferry. {Photograph}: Nick Maslen/AlamyHopping aboard the cheery South Sands ferry is among the pleasures of a visit to the South Hams resort of Salcombe. The “fairy”, as my daughters name it, sails frequently between the city centre and South Sands seashore. As you chug alongside, there are wonderful views throughout the estuary and of millionaires’ waterfront mansions. Once you close to South Sands, the well-known ‘ea Tractor travels out to greet you, and delivers you to the seashore. One-way grownup £4.50, youngster £3.50HannahExtraordinary Shetland islandGannets flock over the island of Noss in Shetland. {Photograph}: AlamyA boat tour with Shetland Seabird Excursions from Lerwick, Shetland’s fundamental city, to the uninhabited island of Noss offers extraordinary sights and sounds. Because the boat nudges out of the harbour, an inquisitive Atlantic gray seal could watch you. Crusing beneath the imposing sandstone cliffs at Noss, armies of guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and skuas occupy each out there area. The cacophony of raucous cries and the scent of guano are unimaginable. Witness flotillas of greater than 25,000 gannets in a feeding frenzy. Two skilled ecologists will information you thru memorable wildlife encounters.Jennifer JonesShaken and stirred, central LondonThe River Thames in London. {Photograph}: Jill Mead/The GuardianFor my husband’s fortieth birthday I needed to do a James Bond-themed weekend in London and noticed a deal that fitted proper in. A Thames Speedboat tour (from £43) obtained us a rib boat journey on the Thames and a vodka martini – excellent. Simply wow! It actually exceeded expectations. We ambled up the Thames having numerous websites identified to us earlier than a name got here via on the radio from the “police” to get us to assist catch a legal. The driving force opened up the throttle, the James Bond theme performed on the stereo, and off we went in pursuit at breakneck velocity. So exhilarating. The addition of a martini reverse the MI6 constructing completed it off completely.Tania ComptonPond life, east LondonHollow Pond in Epping Forest. {Photograph}: Gregory Wrona/AlamyIt could also be a DIY job, however a rowing boat on Hole Ponds in Leytonstone is an ideal option to spend a lazy summer time afternoon. Scatter chook feed as you row and also you’ll be surrounded by quite a lot of squarking gulls, quacking geese, gaggling geese and serene swans – and in the event you’re fortunate you may spot the uncommon black swan. Afterwards, go to the Log Cabin for a reviving cuppa or, in the event you’ve been scared by “The Birds” attempt the newly refurbished Hitchcock Resort over the highway for a Main Girl cocktail. An hour’s boat rental prices £15 and parking is free.Helen JacksonPower boat from Padstow, CornwallPower boating off the Cornish coastHaving loved the walks and fabulous surroundings surrounding Padstow, on our final day we took a ship journey out to sea for the prospect to see dolphins. This was no gradual boat, although, however an adrenaline-charged journey on a rib that, as soon as safely out of the the harbour, was powered up and we zipped out to offshore islands the place seals sunbathed on the rocks and puffins and kittiwakes have been nesting. Again on the throttle we hurtled in direction of Tintagel, the place dolphins are recognized to seem. As we obtained nearer, a pod of about 15 dolphins together with three younger ones appeared and offered an incredible finish to a stunning journey. Two-hour safari grownup £40, youngster £25 Teresa