Loch Etive Cruises

Boat Tour

Kelly's Pier Etive View, Lochandhu Road, Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1JQ

    'MARA' will take you to places inaccessible except by boat. Discover a landscape traversed by Giants, Godesses, Kings and Commoners. We hope to see our trinity of Eagle, Seal and Red Deer.

    Join 'MARA' for a cruise on Scotland's most beautiful sea loch. Two and three hour round trips to the upper reaches of the loch via the seal colony leave Kelly's Pier daily except Saturday which is charter day - please phone for information and prices.

    Loch Etive stretches some twenty miles inland from the 'Falls of Lora' at Connel Bridge to the mountains of Glencoe, which were formed during volcanic activity 420 million years ago. The loch itself, was carved by a glacier during the last ice age, between 18,000 and 10,000 years ago. When the glacier retreated northwards and finally melted, the sea filled the valley, reaching depths of 150 metres.
    A cruise on Anne of Etive allows you to soak up some of the finest and most dramatic scenery in Scotland. Snow capped mountains, steep glens, isolated farms, waterfalls and golden beaches are just some of the magnificent sights to be seen on this lovely loch.
    The name Loch Etive means 'dark' or 'roaring' loch and its mood reflects the name. Its calm, sparkling appearance during summer months gives way to a troubled turbulence in winter when the goddess Eiteah rushes down the mountains in the form of swirling mists, wind and rain.
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Mar 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    Seasonal business trips daily as advertised additional charters or trips can be arranged, price on application.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available Small cabin below wheelhouse has area to change baby beside toilet.
    • Children Welcome Children may be invited to steer boat for short period.


    • Smoking Restricted Smoking if acceptable to other passengers.

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque


    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Toilets Small toilet on board.


    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome Groups of up to 12 passengers can book in advance, also charters evenings and Saturday can be arranged.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Oban Tourist Information Center is

    Getting there by railway:- From Taynuilt Rail Station 1 mile walk sign posted. From Bus Stop Taynuilt Hotel 1.25 mile walk.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 3
      • There is a handrail by the steps

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

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    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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