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Minke Whale sited on way to Raised Beaches
West Coast of Jura © Jura Boat Tours

McArthurs Head Lighthouse & Raised Beaches

From £30 per adult

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March — October

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This 2 hour trip will transit south of Craighouse and head west up the Sound of Islay passing Port Askaig and then heading north along the more rugged west coast of Jura.

During this tour you will get the opportunity to see raised beaches and caves. Jura is internationally renowned for its raised platforms and immense raised beaches, which are predominantly located on the west coast along with numerous caves, rock stacks and rock arches. These geological phenomena reflect changes in relative sea level associated with the advance and retreat of ice sheets during the Quaternary Ice Age. It is fairly common to see deer and wild goats grazing near the shoreline and you are guaranteed to encounter some of the 100 plus species of wild birds found on Jura like the Golden Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Buzzard, Northern Gannets, Common Guillemots and Oystercatchers

Contact details

Jura Boat Tours
3 Woodside Cottages
Isle of Jura
PA60 7YA

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Argyll & The Isles Jura
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Geology Landscapes Photography Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £30 Per Adult
  • £15 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Jura Boat Tours

We offer bespoke RIB tours to various areas of outstanding beauty found around our shores which is rich with an abundance of wildlife. There is scope to see Dolphins, Porpoise, Seals, Otters and occasionally Minke Whale as well as Red Deer, Goats and Sea Eagles from the safety of the boat. We are WiSe accredited so that means we can operate tour boats safely in and around marine wildlife and the boat and crew meet the stringent RYA/MCA operation code for passenger carrying vessels. We can cater for both private and commercial charter including sea taxi if required.

Opening times

0600 - 2200 daily

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