All cruises depart from the Corran Esplanade Slipway which is opposite the Regent Hotel & The War & Peace Museum, Oban. Coastal Connection Cruises present opportunities to see and photograph amazing wildlife, including a wide variety of marine mammals & birdlife.
Wildlife and Castles
£30 per person, £20 per child
The ‘Wildlife and Castles’ Tour last approximately 2 hours and also leaves from Oban Bay. The route takes in the sights of Oban’s Dunollie Castle, Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull and Gylen Castle on the island of Kerrera. This allows plenty of opportunity to spot bird life, such as Guillemots, Gannets, Terns and if we’re lucky a Sea Eagle!
You will also see the impressive Lismore Lighthouse, an operational fish farm and a Seal colony.
Usual sailing times are; depart Oban at 1400 and arrives back to Oban at 1600.
Tobermory Day Trip
£40 per person, £25 per child
Step aboard in Oban and arrive in the colourful, quaint fishing village within an hour. This trip takes you up the Sound of Mull, giving ample chance to see an abundance of wildlife, such as Seal, Porpoise and Seabirds, as well as some of the most stunning scenery along the West Coast.
Once arriving in Tobermory, or ‘Balamory’ as you may recognise it, you will have approximately 3 hours to look around and enjoy a bite to eat before the return journey to Oban.
Usually sailing times are; depart Oban at 1100 and arrives back in Oban at 1600.
Private Charter Options
Coastal Connection can also offer whole boat charters. When you charter the boat you can have up to twelve passengers on board.
There are three options for the charter. The price includes
the boat, fuel, landing fees, fully qualified skipper and crew.
- 2 Hours £250
- Half Day £360
- Full Day £500
Customise your own charter to meet your individual needs. Some ideas we recommend:
- Coll for lunch and see sharks and whales
- Kingairloch Estate for lunch and see wildlife & Castles
- Tobermory and looking for wildlife
- Puffins, Fingal’s Cave (Staffa) and Iona
- Corryvreckan (3rd largest whirlpool in the World)
- Colonsay and Garvellachs
- Islay for the whisky and lunch
- Small Isles (Muck, Rum, Eigg and Canna)
- Salen in Loch Sunart for lunch
- 2hr private tour of local wildlife and castles
- The Falls of Lora at the mouth of Loch Etive
- Jura for walking and whisky
- Appin or Eriska for lunch/dinner
- Remember it is colder at sea than on land. For your comfort please bring warm, waterproof clothing as Scottish weather is prone to change.
- Bring sunscreen and sunglasses to protect from sunburn and the glare from reflected rays of the sun. Sea breezes can mask the true strength of the sun.
- Bring a camera if you wish to take advantage of the great photo opportunities.
- Bring binoculars if you have your own, although we do have some which you may borrow.