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. T2 Yacht Charters

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Ardfern

    Welcome to T2 Yacht Charters

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Northern Light Charter (Sail)

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Mid Argyll, Kintyre & Islay

    Established in 1995 Northern Light Charters offer Hebridean Island and Wildlife Cruises from the Caledonian Canal by Fort William.

  6. Loch Etive Cruises

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Taynuilt

    '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.

  7. 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.

  8. Sealife Adventures

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Oban

    Experience a whale and wildlife watching boat trip around the Firth of Lorne Special Area of Conservation, including the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool. Cruises depart from the mainland near Oban - All ages welcome!

  9. Association of Scottish Yacht Charterers

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Tarbert

    The Association of Scottish Yacht Charters represent the majority of independent yacht charterers and sailing schools in Scotland.

  10. Gradings

    Mull

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

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