Boat charter and wildlife cruises in Argyll & The Isles

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  • A boat exploring the Corryvreckan Whirlpool
    Corryvreckan Whirlpool
  • A dolphin leaps out of the sea
    A breaching dolphin

One of the best ways to get up close to some of Argyll's abundant wildlife is to take a boat trip around the rugged coastline, whether by chartered yacht or aboard any of the numerous operators that run dedicated wildlife-spotting cruises in the area.

You'll find cruise and charter operators located across the region, sailing from Oban, Craobh Haven and Ardfern, as well as from many of the offshore islands including Mull, Islay and Coll.

On a wildlife cruise, you'll be in the hands of experienced skippers and wildlife guides whose great local knowledge will take you to known hotspots that all-but-guarantee spotting all manner of marine life in the clear waters around the Inner Hebrides. You'll be able to see large colonies of grey and common seals, porpoise and common dolphins while the area also boasts some of the best minke whale watching opportunities in Britain.

And of course, the area is rich in seabirds including storm-petrel, fulmars, gannets, skuas, guillemots and razorbill to namely only a few of the species found here. You can also meet some of Scotland's tamest puffins on a day trip from the west side of Mull to the Treshnish Islands.

Being offshore also gives you a new perspective from which to enjoy the stunning Argyll scenery plus you can visit the Corryveckan whirlpool - the third largest whirlpool in the world.

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  1. SailEzra

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Ardfern

    Ezra, a wooden pilot cutter, is based on the Craignish Peninsula, some 20 miles south of Oban.

  2. Staffa Trips

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Oban, Mull and Lorn

    Don't miss this chance to see Iona, Fingal’s Cave and Staffa in one day with Staffa Trips.

  3. Walk'n Cowal

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Gradings

    Dunoon

    Welcome to Walk'n Cowal. We offer worry free access and directions to some of Scotland's beautiful coastal and forest walks just over an hour from the centre of Glasgow. Please contact us for further information

  4. Curanta Cridhe

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Oban

    Welcome to Curanta Cridhe

  5. The Majestic Line

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Dunoon

    Escape to another world with the Majestic Line: cruise the beautiful coastline and islands of Argyll and the Hebrides.

  6. Appin Boat Tours

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Appin

    Welcome to Appin Boat Tours

  7. Alternative Boat Hire

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Oban, Mull and Lorn

    Explore the coasts, the alternative way. Untamed islands, wildlife, history. Small numbers, Child friendly. Trips under sail on a stunning restored Danish Gaff Ketch.

  8. D M Auto Marine

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Lochgoilhead

    Welcome to auto marine

  9. Manifest Sailing

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Mull

    Manifest Sailing offer bareboat yacht charters from its base in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.

  10. Explore Bute with WildBute.com

    Type

    Wildlife & Nature walks

    Gradings

    Rothesay

    Fàilte gu an t-Eilean Bhòid... Welcome to Bute! WildBute.com offers Day Trip Excursions, Guided Tours, Short Break Activity Holidays and Specialist Wildlife Vacations on the Beautiful Isle of Bute, Scotland.

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