Argyll Charters – Mara Mhor Cruises run from Oban’s Corran Esplanade slipway, opposite the War & Peace Museum next to the Regent Hotel. Specialises in scenic, wildlife cruises in the Sound of Mull and around the islands in the Firth of Lorn Special Area of Conservation. Argyll Charters’ new, spacious catamaran, Mara Mhor, was purpose built for the 2006 season.
Mara Mhor Cruises present opportunities to see and photograph amazing wildlife including a wide variety of marine mammals & birdlife. In these waters we have a wealth of marine mammals such as basking sharks, minke whale, dolphins, porpoise as well as several common seal colonies and a huge range of bird life from sea eagles and golden eagles to guillemots and herring gulls. We offer a variety of cruises in and around the Firth of Lorn Special Area of Conservation and the Sound of Mull. We have a variety of options. We have a variety of options:
- Full day Whale & Dolphin Safari taking in the Sound of Mull and landing for 1 hour at Tobermory.
- 2 hour Cruise round the beautiful Island of Kerrera, visiting the seal colony en route. Informative commentary about the seal colony and the local places of interest, historical landmarks and geographical landscape of the surrounding area.
- 1 hour Seal Colony Cruise with commentary.
- Evening Wine Cruise around the Shepherd’s Hat Island. (group bookings)
- Private Charter for your group/family occasion can be arranged by the hour, half day or day.
Other Sea Adventure, Charter Excursions from Oban
L’Ecume des Mers
Based on the peaceful and beautiful island of Kerrera, Oban, on the West Coast of Scotland, we have access to some of the finest sailing to be had anywhere, always surrounded with most spectacular scenery. Sometimes we visit a pub and a restaurant – but don’t bank on it!
Contact L’Ecume des Mers Mr Wooddisse c/o Oban Yachts Isle of Kerrera Oban, Argyll PA34 4SX Tel: +44 (1384) 372184
Fax: +44 (1384) 441326
Northern Light Charters LLP
Enjoy a Hebridean Wildlife Cruise aboard one of our three cruise vessels carrying a maximum of twelve guests plus crew. Departing Oban, we visit islands such as Canna, Coll, Mull, Staffa, Treshnish, Shiants, Scarp, Taransay, St Kilda and North Rona. Cetaceans and seabirds a speciality plus eagles, otters etc. Two of our boats are stabilised for passenger comfort. Our boat, motor vessel Hjalmar Bjørge, offers both individuals and groups a rare opportunity to travel the unpolluted waters of North West Scotland, throughout the Inner and Outer Hebridean islands including visits to the remote archipelago of St Kilda, undoubtedly one of our most exciting destinations. Scheduled cruises and whole-boat charter available.
Contact Northern Light Charters LLP Ms Thompson Achnacraig Achindarroch, Duror of Appin, Argyll PA38 4BS Tel: +44 (1631) 740595 Fax: +44 (1631) 740596
Scottish Yacht Charter
Cruising from Dunstaffnage marina,’ Oban’. Scottish Yacht Charter provides a premium service cruising the beautiful coastline of Scotland’s West Coast. For cruising that allows you to be surrounded by magnificent landscapes, beautiful locations and captivating wildlife as you cruise the waters of the Western Isles. From Islay to Skye, we provide high quality luxury cruising on our Powerful Yacht reaching the remote islands in lavish comfort, while enjoying the splendour of the coastline as you travel with family, friends and experienced welcoming crew. Closer than you think, your first view of Oban is one you are unlikely to forget. A picturesque town and the unofficial capital of the West Highlands, the panoramic views of mountains, lochs and islands surrounding Oban make it a place to be seen.
Contact Scottish Yacht Charter Dunstaffnage Marina Dunbeg’, Oban, Argyle, PA37 1PX Tel: +44 (0845) 3298 513, +44 (01786) 842 889 Mobile: +44 (07711) 893 744 Fax: +44 (01786) 841225
Seafari Adventures – Oban
Exhilarating and exciting fast boat trips in the Firth of Lorn, a stunning location with an array of marine wildlife. Day trips to Iona and Staffa, Colonsay and the Garvellachs. We specialise in offering a unique combination of high adventure and pure exhilaration with the thrill of close encounters with Scotland’s magnificent sealife and beautiful scenery. Wildlife, Folklore, History. Porpoise, dolphins, whales, basking shark, otter, eagle, deer and a wealth of seabirds. Our skipper and experienced naturalist crew/guide offer an interactive tour with full information from wildlife to folklore and history. Sea.fari Adventures offers boats for private charter. Operating a fleet of modern RIBs, we can offer flexible departure times and are able to accommodate larger groups. We are the chosen supplier of boat services to Northern Lighthouse Board (Oban). We offer a wide range of tours with something to suit everyone:
- CORRYVRECKAN WILDLIFE TRIP (2 hours)
- WHIRLPOOL SPECIALS (2 hrs)
- FROM THE COMFORT OF OUR CABIN RIB WHALE WATCHING (2 ½ hrs)
- IONA AND STAFFA DAY TRIP (6 hrs)
- COLONSAY DAY TRIP (7 hrs)
- GARVELLACHS LANDING TRIP (2 ½ hrs)
Contact: Seafari Adventures – Oban Easdale Village Shop by Oban, Ellenabeich, Easdale, Argyll PA34 4RF Tel: +44 (1852) 300003
Waverley Excursions from Oban
Every year the famous Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world, visits Argyll to carry passengers in style around the stunning scenery of the Western Isles. WAVERLEY is the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World & the Historic Ship BALMORAL in the world. Relax on deck or in one of our comfortable lounges, explore this magnificently restored historical ship all amongst the breathetaking scenery. A great trip for all the family with some departures also from Fort William, Tobermory & Campbeltown. Magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass. See and hear the mighty engines – they will provide a whiff of nostalgia for some but are sure to impress all! WAVERLEY’s 2010 Spring Bank holiday sailings
in the Western Isles. WAVERLEY’s 2010 Clyde sailings, South Coast sailings now available to book online. Bookings are now being taken for Charters and Groups for all sailings in 2010. Variable option:
- MULL AND SKYE: Saturday May 3rd
- SUNRISE CRUISE: Sunday May 4th Leave 7am back 12.15pm
- FOUR LOCHS AND A WHIRLPOOL: Sunday May 4th leave 12.15pm back 5.30pm
- EVENING CRUISE: Sunday May 4th leave 5.30pm back 9.30pm.
- IONA AND IONA ABBEY: Monday May 5th. Leave 11.15am back 7.30pm
- MULL OF KINTYRE via Corryvreckan: Tuesday May 6th Leave 9am back 7.30pm
Contact: Waverley Excursions North Pier, Oban, Argyll PA34 5QD Tel:+44 (8451) 304647
Email: Sha…@waverleyexcursions.co.uk , i…@waverleyexcursions.co.uk