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. 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.

  2. Curanta Cridhe

    Type

    Sailing Charter Companies

    Gradings

    Oban

    Welcome to Curanta Cridhe

  3. Argyll Cruising

    Type

    Tour Operators

    Gradings

    Dunoon

    Argyll Cruising offers unique cruises and private charters for up to 7 guests in South Argyll, aboard their converted, comfortable vessel Splendour.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. St Hilda Sea Adventures

    Type

    Boat Tour

    Gradings

    Dunoon

    Welcome to St Hilda Sea Adventures

  9. Islay Sea Adventure

    Type

    Wildlife Tour

    Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Islay

    Welcome to Islay Sea Adventure, Islay’s only 4* wildlife experience, a MUST DO whilst visiting.

  10. 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.

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