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Is Oban the most instagrammable place in Scotland?

Mar 19 2022

calm conditions for snorkelling in the hebrides lagoon

Is Oban the most instagrammable place in Scotland?

Where is the most Instagrammable place in Scotland? Research this week reveals that Oban is the No. 1 Instagrammable place in Scotland, along with sitting at No.6 in the UK! We already knew this living here, but how do you reach this conclusion!? According to the research it was decided by, the number of mountains and hills, the amount of green space, the number of beauty spots, heritage spots, attractions, and ‘Instagrammability’. Here’s one of the news reports and also the official research!

Are you looking for some ideas about what to do in Oban? Then you could start by having a read of our blog which has a few local tips on 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 to jump on one of our tours. Oban’s a nice wee town but the really amazing stuff is only accessible by boat and located around all the nearby islands! Check out some of the trips and tour ideas below!


Five 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!

Swim 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 are tight then we do offer this as a day trip. It’s an amazing place to swim and also great for a family adventure too!

Meet the Puffins

Puffin therapy is a coined term for the mental health benefit of sitting and watching these comical birds. The Treshnish Isles are one 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 number of day tours and run private tours for groups and families too! 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

One of our tours 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 is 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 are just so many options here!

Private 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 itinerary depending on what you want to do and see. Wildlife, swims, paddleboarding, island landings & more. Contact us to enquire.

Ready to join us on an adventure?