One of the best ways to experience the coastline of Oban & Lorn is to take a boat trip. There are several companies offering marine wildlife trips in the area. With years of experience, they can take you to the best spots to view wildlife, as well as visit secluded coves, beaches and islands. Basking Shark Scotland offers wildlife trips from Oban. Sealife Adventures operates wildlife watching boat trips from Seil Island near Oban.
Seafari Adventures, based in Easdale, has a fleet of powerful RIBs. Its Corryvreckan Wildlife Trip is a brilliant way to experience the famous whirlpool. Or how about exploring the area on a privately chartered cruise with Stravaigin Sailing?
And don’t forget there are wonderful sea views of the ferries that operate from Oban harbour too. We can highly recommend taking in the hustle and bustle or stunning sunsets from The View.
Oban & Lorn offers some of the most scenic sailing waters in the world, taking in many miles of varied coastline. Islands, mountains, lochs and castles all provide a spectacular backdrop. The area is blessed with great marine facilities too. Craobh Marina, located on the northern shore of the Craignish peninsula just south of Oban, is an ideal base. You’ll find Ardfern Yacht Centre at the head of Loch Craignish.
Another great option is Dunstaffnage Marina. Just three miles from Oban, it overlooks Dunstaffnage Castle at the entrance to Loch Etive. Oban Marina on the picturesque Isle of Kerrera is another popular choice for sailors. Sail Scotland also provides useful information about local cruising grounds.