Trip Information: Monday 13th – Sunday 19th May

Lovely Spring weather this week, bright but cool with fabulous light for photographers. Saw our first seal pup of the year in Loch Etive and a Golden eagle soaring high above us.  Here is the list of trips for next week.

Monday 13th: All trips available.
Tuesday 14th: Around Lismore trip, 10am start.
Wednesday 15th: Provisional half day Loch Etive trip, 10am departure.
Thursday 16th: Around Lismore, 1pm departure.
Friday 17th: All trips available.
Saturday 18th: All trips available.
Sunday 19th: Half Day (4 hour) Loch Etive Trip, 10am start.

Castle Coeffin

Trip Information: Monday 6th to Sunday 12th May

Here is next weeks timetable. Lots of availability, weather forecast not too bad, plenty seals around – what are you waiting for?
Remember we only need 4 to book a trip, and if you are only 1 or 2 let us know and we will try to find more adventurers 🙂

Monday 6th: All trips available.
Tuesday 7th: All trips available.
Wednesday 8th: All trips available.
Thursday 9th: 2 hour Creags trip to the seal colony, 10am start.
Friday 10th: All trips available.
Saturday 11th: All trips available.
Sunday 12th: Half Day (4 hour) Loch Etive Trip, 10am start.

Etive Boat Trips Oban
Where will you go?

BBC2 Documentary ‘Scotland from the Sky’

Back at the end of August we took a BBC2 film crew and presenter Jamie Crawford out to Belnahua in the firth of Lorn to film for the programme ‘Scotland from the Sky’.   Episode 3 was shown on Wednesday night but you can still get it on iplayer, link below. A really interesting day for us and they have made a great programme! The Etive Explorer can be seen at the beginning of the programme, and again landing the crew on Belnahua.

Etive Explorer Tender at Belnahua
Etive Explorer Tender at Belnahua




Trip Information: Monday 29th April – Sunday 5th May

We had some interesting trips again this week, lots of seals about and the first dolphin and porpoise sighting for us, this season 🙂

Here is the outline schedule for next week, remember we only need 4 people to confirm a trip. Give Gary a call on 07786073443 to book.

Monday 29th: Half day Loch Etive trip, 10am start. Places available.
Tuesday 30th: 2 hour afternoon trip possible; call Gary to discuss.
Wednesday 1st: Private CharterSorry NO trips.
Thursday 2nd: All trips available.
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th: Sorry NO trips today.
Sunday 5th: Around Kerrera trip, 10am start.

Seals at Loch Etive
Seals at Loch Etive





Trip Information: Tuesday 23rd – Sunday 28th April

The fabulous weather helped to make last weeks Easter trips really memorable. Wonderful scenery with lots of wildlife sightings, especially seals at the moment, and some chocolate eggs ! Here is what we are doing next week.

Tuesday 23rd: All trips available, ring Chris to discuss.
Wednesday 24th: 2 hours Creags trip, 10am departure.
Thursday 25th: Provisional half day Loch Etive, 10am start.
Friday 26th: All trips available.
Saturday 27th: Private Charter. Sorry NO trips today.
Sunday 28th: All trips available…where will you go ?

Lismore Lighthouse by Etive Boat Trips
Lismore Lighthouse

Trip Information: Monday 15th – Monday 22nd April

Had some good trips this week with some fantastic Spring weather. Here is the current schedule for next week:-

Monday 15th April: Proposed half day Loch Etive trip ring Chris to book.
Tuesday 16th April: Currently all trips available.
Wednesday 17th April: All trips available…first to book chooses the trip for the day!
Thursday 18th April: Proposed Creags trip, 2pm departure.
Friday 19th April: All trips possible.
Saturday 20th April: 4 hour Loch Etive trip 10am start.
Sunday 21st April: All trips available.
Monday 22nd April: Creags trip, 12.30pm departure.

Sunshine at the Garvellachs
Sunshine at the Garvellachs

Trip Information: Monday 8th April – Sunday 14th April

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first trip of 2019, its good to be back 🙂

Here is a list of options for next week. The weather is looking good so any of our trips are possible. We need a minimum of 4 people to go, but even if you are a single traveller or two people please give us a call or message us as we may have others waiting …

Monday 8th April: 2 Hour Creags trip – 3pm departure.
Tuesday 9th April: Sorry no trips today.
Wednesday 10th April: Private Charter.
Thursday 11th April: Half day Loch Etive trip (4 hours) – 10am start.
Friday 12th April: All trips possible.
Saturday 13th April: Currently all trips available.
Sunday 14th April: All trips available…first to book chooses the trip for the day!


Seals at the Creags
Seals at the Creags




We are back in the water today after our engine refit and ready for action 🙂

Looking forward to welcoming our first customers tomorrow.

Will post details of next weeks trips on Sunday.

Etive Explorer ready for 2019 Season
Etive Explorer





UPDATE: End of Season

We had our last trip of the year on Sunday up Loch Etive with bright winter sunshine, fantastic views and so peaceful.

The boat comes out of the water today for the winter, we will be back ready for trips again in late March 2019.

Thanks to our regular customers for your continued support and to our new customers for choosing to take a trip with us this year. Hope to see you all again soon.

Best wishes from all at Etive Boat Trips 🙂

Loch Etive by Etive Boat Trips
Our last trip of the year.
Trilleachan Slabs
Trilleachan Slabs

Trip Information: Monday 12th – Sunday 18th November

We have a private charter for much of the week but can fit in a few trips weather permitting 🙂
It could be your last chance this year as the boat is due to come out the water soon…..

Monday 12th: Private Charter sorry no trips 🙁
Tuesday 13th: Private Charter.
Wednesday 14th: Private Charter.
Thursday 15th: Private Charter.
Friday 16th: Loch Etive trips only today, full or half day option.
Saturday 17th: Half Day Loch Etive trip only.
Sunday 18th: Half Day Loch Etive Trip, 10am start.

Etive Explorer at Connel Bridge

Etive Explorer at Connel Bridge