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. Gradings

    Argyll & The Isles

    About Argyll Walking Holidays offers walking holidays, hiking tours and bespoke private guided hiking trips in beautiful but undiscovered parts of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

  2. St Hilda Sea Adventures

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Dunoon

    St Hilda Sea Adventures provides a unique sailing holiday in the sheltered sea lochs of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland.

  3. 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.

  4. Northern Light Charter (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.

  5. 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

  6. Gradings

    Mull

    Isle of Mull Wildlife Expeditions are the longest established land based operation of its kind in Scotland, Established in 1979 we have blazed the trail in eco tourism and wildlife watching.

  7. Turus Mara

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Mull

    This family business based on the Isle of Mull runs wildlife and seabird cruises to Staffa, the Treshnish Isles and Iona.

  8. 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.

  9. Sea Life Surveys

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Tobermory & North Mull

    "A family leading the way in responsible marine wildlife adventures" Award winning Sea Life Surveys is a family run business operating marine wildlife cruises around the Hebrides for 30 years.

  10. Classic Sailing

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Oban

    Sailing In Scotland You can sail in many parts of Scotland. All our voyages are "Hands on" were you participate fully in the sailing. We take no passengers! All your food and accommodation is provided on board. No sailing experience required.

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