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

Trip Information: Monday 10th – Sunday 16th June 2019

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 11thAll trips available.
Wednesday 12th: Private Charter; Sorry NO trips today.
Thursday 13th: Sorry No trips available.
Friday 14th:  No trips today  🙁
Saturday 15thAll trips available.
Sunday 16th:  All trips available.


Porpoise in Firth of Lorn

Trip Information: Monday 3rd June – Sunday 9th June

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 6thProvisional half day Loch Etive trip, 10am start.
Friday 7th:  Around Kerrera, 10am departure.
Saturday 8th: All trips available.
Sunday 9thAll trips available.

Seal Yoga?

Seal Yoga?

Trip Information: Monday 27th May – Sunday 2nd June

Some great trips last week lots of seals and sea birds. Here is our schedule next week.

Monday 27th: Full Day Loch Etive trip, places available.
Tuesday 28th: 2 hour Creags trip 10am start.
Wednesday 29th: Around Lismore trip, 10am departure.
Thursday 30th: Provisional Around Kerrera 10am start.
Friday 31st:  Sorry NO trips today.
Saturday 1st: 4 hour Around Lismore trip, departing 10am.
Sunday 2ndProvisional Half day Loch Etive trip, 10am departure.

Loch Etive

Trip Information: Tuesday 21st – Monday 27th May

We are seeing lots of seals at the moment, eagles (golden and white tailed) and some porpoise. It’s a great time of year to spot wildlife – why not give us a ring and join one of our trips next week 🙂

Tuesday 21st: Afternoon trip available, ring Chris to discuss.
Wednesday 22nd: 10am 2 hour Creags trip. 1pm 4 hour trip up Loch Etive.
Thursday 23rd: Private Charter; sorry NO trips today.
Friday 24th: Around Kerrera, 3 hour trip 1pm start.
Saturday 25th: All trips available.
Sunday 26th: Around Lismore trip, 10am start.
Bank Holiday Monday 27th: Full day Loch Etive Trip, departing 10am.

Seals at the Creags
Seals at the Creags

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