'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.