The second week of the basking shark surveying meant some early starts, 4am on one day from Tobermory, and long days for everyone. However they have been rewarded with some great wildlife sightings, this fabulous picture below was taken by one of the team from the boat, and today Etive Explorer was escorted back to Mull by a pod of bottlenose dolphins.
Our regular trips will start again next week from Tuesday 23rd July.
The Etive Explorer and Chris are one week into their basking shark adventure! Based on Mull and sailing out each day with another local boat, Bold Ranger, to survey and film basking sharks with researchers from the University of Exeter and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – all the way from Massachusetts, USA. More updates on facebook.
Remember we are taking bookings for regular trips, week beginning 22nd July.
Our Creag Islands trip was definitely the most popular last week, with several trips out to see the seals. We are having a short break from our regular trips over the next two weeks, as the Etive Explorer is off to Mull to work as a supply boat for a basking shark survey…..very exciting! Look out for more updates on facebook and instagram.
Trips available again from 22nd July – to book email or message Helen.
We started with not much in the diary last week, but ended up with lots of trips….even a lovely evening cruise in the fabulous Scottish summer sunshine! Here is the outline schedule for this week, as usual we are very flexible so give us a ring and let us know what trips you would like to do.
Monday 1st: All trips available…where will you go? Tuesday 2nd:Provisional Half or full day Loch Etive trip, 10am. Wednesday 3rd: All trips available. Thursday 4th: All trips available. Friday 5th:Provisional Half day Loch Etive trip, 10am. Saturday 6th:Creag Islands trip, 10am departure. Sunday 7th: Private charter – no other trips today 🙁
Weather was a bit mixed this week, but we did have a few good trips up Loch Etive, saw the sea eagles every day. Here is the outline schedule for next week. Ring, email or message through Facebook to book a trip.
Monday 24th: All trips available. Tuesday 25th: Half day Loch Etive trip – 10am start. Wednesday 26th: Full Day Loch Etive, 10am departure Thursday 27th: All trips available. Friday 28th: Half day Loch Etive trip, 10am. Saturday 29th: Private charter – no other trips today 🙁 Sunday 30th: All trips available….where will you go?
More sightings this week of puffins fishing, seals chilling and porpoise just passing by! We have lots of availability this week and the weather is good for a boat trip, just bring a warm jacket! Contact us by phone, email or through facebook to book.
Monday 10th: 2 hour Creag Islands trip, 10am start. Tuesday 11th: All trips available. Wednesday 12th: Private Charter; Sorry NO trips today. Thursday 13th: Sorry No trips available. Friday 14th:No trips today 🙁 Saturday 15th: All trips available. Sunday 16th: All trips available.
This week we were very surprised and excited to see a puffin fishing this week around Lismore. We have never seen a puffin here before, so quite a treat – unfortunately no time to get a photo! Below is a grey seal pictured last week enjoying the sun, looks like it’s doing some yoga!
Monday 3rd: Sorry NO trips today due to windy weather 🙁 Tuesday 4th: All trips available. Wednesday 5th: All trips available. Thursday 6th: Provisional half day Loch Etive trip, 10am start. Friday 7th: Around Kerrera, 10am departure. Saturday 8th: All trips available. Sunday 9th: All trips available.