Is Oban the most instagrammable place in Scotland?

sunset from basking shark scotland boat in obanWhere is the most instagrammable place in Scotland? Research out this week reveals that Oban is the no1 instagrammable place in Scotland, along with sitting at no6 in the UK!  We already knew this living here, but how do you reach this conclusion!!? According the research it was decided by, the number of mountains and hills, the amount of green space, number of beauty spots, heritage spots, attractions and 'instagrammability'. Here's one of news reports and also the official research

Are you looking for some ideas of what to do in Oban? Then you could start by having a read of our blog which has a few local tips of cool things to do, like local walks or places to get that sunset shot! 


Of course the best thing way to capture these great moments is jump on one of our tours. Oban's a nice wee town but the real amazing stuff if only accessible by boat and located around all the nearby islands! Check out some of the trips and tours ideas below!


swimmers deploy from the basking shark scotland boat at the mouth of fingals cave at the isle of staffaFive Day Island Exploring & Adventures

By far the best tour to do. Spend five days with us cruising around the islands of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull, Coll, Tiree, Iona, Staffa & Treshnish. Visit amazing spots like the wilderness waterfall, Carsaig Arches, swim Fingal's Cave, swim the lagoon Corryvreckan Whirlpool, meet the puffins of the Treshnish, whales, dolphins, porpoises, sharks, eagles, seals and seabirds. The benefit of 5 days is we keep the itinerary flexible and choose the locations around the weather to give you the very best experience! 

boats anchored up at the hebrides lagoon while swimmers enjoy the clear waterSwim the Lagoon

The lagoon is a very special place, only able to be reached by boat. It's a 2hr journey for us on our fast boat from Oban and feels a world away from the mainland. A taste of the Hebrides islands in a day. All our longer tours visit here, but if time and budget is tight then we do this as a day trip. It's an amazing place to swim and also great for a family adventure too!


watching puffins of the treshnish with the basking shark scotland rib in the background Meet the Puffins

Puffin therapy is a coined term for the mental health benefit of sitting watching these comical birds. The Treshnish isles are ones of the best places in the world to do this and of course with our small groups and personally guided tours, we are the best way to visit. Again this is a highlight of our longer tours, however we do a limited of day tours and also run private tours for groups and families too! Again it's a couple of hours from Oban with the islands located on the west coast of Mull but there's lots of scenery and wildlife to see along the way!


stand up paddleboarding in Oban with basking shark scotlandStand-Up Paddleboarding

One of our tours that is actually around Oban itself! There's no better way to explore the coast than from the water! Usually our 2hr beginner stand up paddleboard session, or sunset session are the most popular. However we have lots of options for various trips around the coast, exploring all our favourite spots. We also have the option to use the boat to take us to remote and uninhabited islands to have even cooler paddles! There's just so many options here!


basking shark scotlands stealth boat at seaPrivate Adventures

If you fancy your own adventure - then we can help. We've done it all over the years, from hollywood movies to influencers to small family groups looking to keep their kids occupied! We can build your own itinerary depending on what you want to do and see. Wildlife, swims, paddleboarding, island landings & more. Contact us to enquire.

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