Trip Information: Monday 12th – Sunday 18th August

Weather was certainly a feature last week….but in the main it turned out better than the forecast, and we had some good trips with lots of wildlife. The exception was Friday, which was just to wet to be any fun!! Here is a rough guide to what we have next week – lots of availability mid week. Remember we just need 4 to go on a trip, and if you are less than 4 we will try to find others to join you 🙂

Monday 12th:  Half Day Loch Etive trip – 10am departure.
Tuesday 13th:  All trips available – ring Chris to discuss.
Wednesday 14th:  All trips available.
Thursday 15th: Half Day Loch Etive trip – 10am start.
Friday 16th:  All trips available.
Saturday 17th: Half Day Loch Etive trip –10am departure.
Sunday 18th:  Creag Islands Trip – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

Etive Explorer bulbous bow eye
Where will you go?

Trip Information: Monday 5th – Sunday 11th August

No complaints about the weather this week! A very busy few days with lots of trips and lots of wildlife, seals, osprey and white tailed eagles.
We have limited availability next week, please see the list below :-

Monday 5th:  Creag Islands trip, 10am departure – 3 places available.
Tuesday 6th: Private Charter – sorry no trips available.
Wednesday 7th: Private Charter no trips today.
Thursday 8th: Private Charter – sorry no trips.
Friday 9th: Half Day Loch Etive trip,10am start.
Saturday 10th: Private Charter – sorry no trips today.
Sunday 11th: Provisional Private Charter 

Castle Coeffin




Trip Information: Monday 29th July – Sunday 4th August

Despite our typical Scottish summer weather we did get out and about this week. Saw seals at the Creags and lots of birds on the way. Here is what is scheduled for this week. Give us a call or message us to book.

Monday 29th:  Creag Islands trip – 2pm.
Tuesday 30th: Private Charter – no trips available.
Wednesday 31st: Creags trip FULL; PM Private Charter.
Thursday 1st: Half Day Loch Etive trip, 10am start. Trip now FULL
Friday 2nd: Two trips to the Creag Islands today – 10am or 2pm departure.
Saturday 3rd: Private Charter – sorry no trips today.
Sunday 4th: Around Lismore trip, 10am start, places available.

Lismore Lighthouse

Trip Information: Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th July

After an exciting few weeks surveying basking sharks around the waters of Tiree, we are back at Dunstaffnage Marina and available for our regular wildlife and scenic trips. The weather forecast is a bit mixed this week but here is a outline of what we are planning – give us a call or email to book.

Monday 22nd: Sorry no trips today due to weather 🙁
Tuesday 23rd: Confirmed Creags trip, 10am and Provisional half day Loch Etive 2pm departure.
Wednesday 24th: Full day Loch Etive 10am start, places available.
Thursday 25th: Provisional private charter.
Friday 26th: Private Charter – no trips available.
Saturday 27th: All trips available, where will you go?
Sunday 28th: Confirmed Creags trip – 11am departure

Connel Bridge



Basking Sharks Update

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.

Basking Shark, Off Skerryvore
Tobermory at dawn


Basking Shark News

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.

Film Equipment on Board
Research Team onboard Etive Explorer


Trip Information: Monday 8th – Sunday 21st 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.

Seals at the Creags
Seals at the Creags

Trip Information: Monday 1st – Sunday 7th July

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 🙁

Creag Islands
Creag Islands
Seals at The Creags
Seals at The Creags

Trip Information: Monday 24th – Sunday 30th June

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 Etive10am departure
Thursday 27th: All trips available.
Friday 28th: Half day Loch Etive trip, 10am.
Saturday 29th: Private charter – no other trips today 🙁
Sunday 30thAll trips available….where will you go?

Bridge at Musdile, Lismore

Bridge at Musdile, Lismore

Trip Information: Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd June

We spent a lot of time up the Loch last week. Scenery fantastic and lots of seals at the moment. Here is an outline schedule for next week…although subject to change 🙂

Monday 17th: Half day Loch Etive Trip, 10am start.
Tuesday 18th: Private Charter; Sorry NO other trips today.
Wednesday 19th: All trips currently available.
Thursday 20th: Provisional Half Day Loch Etive, 10am departure
Friday 21st: All trips available.
Saturday 22nd: Around Lismore trip, 10am.
Sunday 23rd:  Around Kerrera trip, 10am start.

Etive Explorer at Connel Bridge
Etive Explorer at Connel Bridge