Trip Information: Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd September 2019

Last weeks most popular trip was around Lismore – on today’s outing we were followed by a group of young seals who were just having fun!! Great to watch, but forgot the camera!!  The weather is looking more settled over the next week; here is an outline of our availability 🙂

Monday 16th: All trips available 
Tuesday 17th: All trips available 
Wednesday 18th: Private Charter sorry no trips today.
Thursday 19th:  Provisional 2 Hour Creags trip – 10am start.
Friday 20th:  Half day Loch Etive Trip, 10am departure – places available.
Saturday 21st: Creag Islands trip – 2pm departure.
Sunday 22nd: Private Chartersorry no trips today.

 

Loch Etive by Etive Explorer

Trip Information: Monday 9th – Sunday 15th September

Last week was a bit blowy so we only managed out on a few days, but once again we were rewarded with some great wildlife sightings! This week is looking a bit better – below is a rough guide to what we are planning. 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 9th: Around Lismore – 10am – Sorry Trip Full 
Tuesday 10th: Half day Loch Etive Trip, 11am departure – places available.
Wednesday 11th: Trips to be confirmed due to current weather forecast.
Thursday 12th:  2 Hour Oban Bay Trip 2pm start.
Friday 13th:  Half day Loch Etive Trip, 10am departure – places available.
Saturday 14th: All trips available…where will you go?
Sunday 15th: Around Lismore10am start – places available.

Lismore Lighthouse

Trip Information: Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th September

Great start to last week with some interesting wildlife sightings, the highlight was a sea eagle trying to take off with a goose for dinner! We also spotted ospreys up Loch Etive and lots of seals. The weather deteriorated over the weekend, and it looks like it will linger into next week. Below is an outline of what we can do next week, updates to follow.

Monday 2nd: Sorry NO trips today due to high winds and rain 🙁
Tuesday 3rd: Trips to be confirmed due to current weather forecast.
Wednesday 4th: Provisional Loch Etive Trip – 10am start.
Thursday 5th:  Trips to be confirmed due to current weather forecast.
Friday 6th:  Around Kerrera – 10am start.
Saturday 7th: All trips available – departure times to suit.
Sunday 8th: All trips available … where will you go?

 

Oban Bay
Sea Eagle

Trip Information: Monday 26th August- Sunday 1st September

Well we’ve ended this week with some overdue warm summer sunshine and gentle breezes. Saw a sea otter today and some porpoise out past Kerrera, chasing the mackerel! Here’s the schedule so far for next week, subject to change .

Monday 26th: Half day Loch Etive – 10am – TRIP FULL
Tuesday 27th: Around Lismore – 10am departure.
Wednesday 28th: Around Kerrera – 10am start.
Thursday 29th:  Provisional Around Kerrera or Lismore – 10am.
Friday 30th:  Trips to be confirmed due to current weather forecast.
Saturday 31st: Private Charter: Sorry no trips today
Sunday 1st:  Trips to be confirmed due to current weather forecast.

Duart Castle, Mull

Trip Information: Monday 19th – Sunday 25th August

We have been shower dodging again last week however it was all worth it with some fantastic sightings of Osprey, white tailed eagles and seals all up Loch Etive. Here’s an idea of our availability for next week.

Monday 19th: Sorry no trips today due to the weather 🙁
Tuesday 20th: Provisional Half Day Loch Etive trip – 10am departure.
Wednesday 21st: Sorry no trips today due to the weather 🙁
Thursday 22nd: Half day Loch Etive 9am  – places available.
Friday 23rd:  Private Charter – sorry no trips today.
Saturday 24th: Private Charter no trips available.
Sunday 25th:  Private Charter – sorry no trips again today.

 

Rainbow up Loch Etive
Rainbow up Loch Etive

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