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. Northern Light Charters (Motor)

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Oban

    Established in 1995 Northern Light Charters offer Hebridean Island and Wildlife Cruises from Oban on the west coast of Scotland.

  2. Yacht Corryvreckan - Skippered Charter

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Oban

    Based in Oban, Corryvreckan Cruises provide a sustainable sailing holiday in the Western Isles of Scotland.

  3. SailEzra

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Ardfern

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

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Oban

    Seafari Adventures, Oban's original VisitScotland 4* Wildlife Experience. Visit the Gulf of Corryvreckan (World's Third Largest Whirlpool). Porpoise, Dolphins, Whales, Eagles, Seals, Otter. Full commentary. Also day tours to Colonsay, Iona and Staffa

  5. Venture West

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Achnamara

    Boat trips Corryvreckan whirlpools and wildlife from Crinan. Island/sea taxi and transfers and charters around Jura, Scarba, Islay, Colonsay, MacCorrmaig isles and more.

  6. Gradings

    Oban

    Sailing out of Dunstaffnage Marina just 5 minutes from Oban, these scheduled sailings are the best way to experience the stunning coastline of Argyll. Join us for our Dolphin, Whale & Castles Cruise or our Corryvreckan Whirlpool cruise.

  7. Gradings

    Craignure & South Mull

  8. Scottish Marine Safari

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Oban

    We offer three day private charters anywhere on the Scottish Coast including the Hebridies, Orkney, Shetland and the Moray Firth.

  9. Alba Tours

    Type

    Tour Guides

    Gradings

    Tarbert

    Welcome to Alba Tours are offering day and bespoke tours around any area of Scotland. To get some inspiration take a look at our suggested day tours on: www.albatours.org/day-tours, any of which can be tailored to suit your requirements.

  10. 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.

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