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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

    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.

  2. Alternative Boat Hire

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Oban, Mull and Lorn

    Enjoy discovering the coastal areas and get really close to the sea and its wildlife on board "Birth Marie" traveling under sail.

  3. Alba Tours

    Type

    Tour Guides

    Gradings

    Tarbert

    Welcome to Alba Tours, offering day tours and excursions.

  4. Argyll Yacht Charters

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Crinan

    Argyll Yacht Charters offer a range of sailing yachts for bareboat or skippered charters from their base at Bellanoch, near to Crinan on the Scottish West Coast.

  5. Craignish Cruises

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Ardfern

    Craignish Cruises offer guided Corryvreckan Whirlpool, wildlife, and whale watching boat trips on the purpose built 12 meter catamaran Sea Leopard 11

  6. Gradings

    Mull

    Isle of Mull Wildlife Expeditions is the longest established land based operation of its kind in Scotland.

  7. Sealife Adventures

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Oban

    'Sealife-Adventures near Oban, Argyll offer responsible whale, wildlife, dolphin, seal and bird watching boat trips. All cruises include the Corryvreckan whirlpool. We aim to make your trip the highlight of your holiday.

  8. Islay Sea Adventure

    Type

    Wildlife Tour

    Gradings

    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Islay

    Welcome to Islay Sea Adventure a MUST DO whilst visiting the beautiful Isle of Islay Islay's only boat trips! Book now! Amazing wildlife and fantastic fishing!

  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. 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.

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