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Private boat tour from Oban Scotland
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  • April – Oct
  • Departing from Oban, Tobermory or Coll
  • 9-10 hours – 7 days

Our basking shark private tours are the perfect way for your friends & family, dive club or organised group to enjoy the tour at your own pace. Film crews will also find this beneficial, as it allows much more dedicated time for filming. We can organise private charters with our expert team from 1 day to 7 or more! With ten years of experience, we are experts in seeking out the big fish!

swimming with a basking shark near the Isle of Coll, Hebrides, Scotland


  • Year round
  • Departs Oban, Mull, Coll
  • 3-10 hours

We undertake a lot of wild swimming groups and charters. This ranges from the Corryvreckan swim challenge, to dips and fun swims in stunning bays, to swim distance challenges or our speciality of swimming Fingal’s cave.

Usually we host swim groups over a couple days and visit a variety of sites choosing the locations around the weather. This is best strategy for groups who wish to have specific exposed locations that are reliant on calm conditions and/or cover large boat distances.

wild swimming in Oban, Scotland


  • April – Oct
  • Departing from Oban or Tobermory
  • 8 hours

Visit a very special lagoon, well protected from the wind and one of the sunniest places in the UK. The water here is the crystal clear, unpolluted Atlantic Ocean with a white shell sand beach, surrounded by fringing kelp forest reefs. This marine paradise holds a large resident seal colony of both common and grey seals. Swim, snorkel, kayak, SUP or just relax and soak up the beautiful environment from the comfort of the boat, the choice is yours. Enjoy the full day out at your own pace, a perfect location for wild swimming groups and an excellent option for families who love an adventure.

Snorkelling at the lagoon, Hebrides, Scotland


  • April – July
  • Departing from Oban or Tobermory
  • 8 hours

Visit the spectacular cliffs of the Treshnish Isles, a Special Area of Conservation. Lunga becomes the summer home to thousands of seabirds. With the charismatic puffin taking up residence across the length of the island, you will undoubtedly enjoy seeing these birds go about their daily lives just metres away from you! Along with the puffins, there are also nesting guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes and shags. This island is a dream for any wildlife photographer, naturalist, or those who want to spend their afternoon being charmed by the island residents. Private charters to Lunga are a perfect day out for families and photography groups.

Puffin tour from Oban to Mull


  • April – Oct
  • Departing from Oban or Tobermory
  • 8-10 hours

Join us on our fast boat as we transport you to the ancient landscape of Fingal’s Cave, this geological wonder is a must-visit during your trip to Scotland. To give you a truly unique experience we aim to swim in the cave with our professional snorkel guides – this is only possible in certain weather and sea conditions. This is a great charter option for wild swimming groups looking to tick off a bucket list swim.

Swimming at FIngal's Cave, Staffa, Mull, Scotland


  • April – Oct
  • Departing Oban or Tobermory
  • 4 hour or 8 hour

The Inner Hebrides and the Scottish Highlands are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, a dream for any nature enthusiast or wildlife photographer. From full-day whale watching trips in the Sea of the Hebrides MPA, a recognised important habitat for minke whales, to half-day trips looking for eagles, seals and otters closer to Oban. We can tailor wildlife-watching trips to suit you, guided by our experienced team of marine biologists.

Bottlenose dolphin jumping at the Isle of Mull


  • April – Oct
  • Departing Oban
  • 4 hours

Our shorter tours are perfect for families with younger children or those who feel a full day at sea is too much for them. There are so many incredible sights to see close to Oban, such as the Isles of Kerrera or Lismore, searching for wildlife along the Morvern peninsula or viewing historic castles. Exploring on the water is an excellent way to take in as much of this incredible landscape as possible.

Gylen Castle


  • April – Oct
  • Departing Oban
  • 7 hours

The south coast of Mull boasts incredible geology, with towering sea cliffs, waterfalls, basalt columns and the Carsaig arches. Exploring here on land is difficult, but by boat, you can enjoy incredible views and the chance to swim in hard-to-reach places. We will anchor up in the bay giving you the chance to climb to the base of the waterfall, the pools here allow you to get right under the waterfall for an al fresco shower you will never forget!

wild swimming at Waterfall Bay, Isle of Mull, Scotland


  • Jan – Dec
  • Departs Oban
  • 2 hours – 7 days

Scuba dive on the west coast of Scotland from our comfortable boat, with canopy shelter and fast speed. Private charters are available for dive clubs for popular dive sites such as the wreck of the Breda, Sound of Mull of shipwrecks and the Falls of Lora. Diving with Spurdog sharks and floodlight night dives and other bespoke scuba activities that can also be arranged.

Diving Sound of Mull, Scotland


  • Nov – April
  • Departs Oban
  • 2-4 hours

During the winter the days are short, which creates the perfect opportunity to explore the sea at night! In the shallows there is a lot of nocturnal life to be found, the calm and sheltered conditions allow you to search by torchlight for critters. This is a unique experience, perfect for dive clubs and swim groups.

As well as wildlife watching and watersports, we can also arrange bespoke itineraries, commercial services and passenger transport across the following locations: Oban, Kerrera, Lismore, Mull, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay, Jura, The Slate Isles, The Treshnish Isles.

floodlight night snorkel, swimming and diving, oban, scotland

To enquire about private chartering our boats, please contact us here.