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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Gradings

    Mull

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Loch Goil Cruisers

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Lochgoilhead

    Welcome to Loch Goil Cruisers

  7. Manifest Sailing

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Mull

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

  8. 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.

  9. Portway Charter

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Colintraive

    Portway Charter offer bareboat and skippered yacht charters in the waters and lochs on the west coast of Scotland.

  10. Hebrides Cruises

    Type

    Wildlife Tour

    Gradings

    Oban

    Welcome to Hebrides Cruises

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