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Coastal Connection

North Pier, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
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Great day charter with Struan Smith!

A day charter with Struan (10a-5p). Went over to Mull/Tobermory (distillery visit & lunch) then... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Dave_Monroe_2017
,
Peoria, Illinois
Fabulous!

What an amazing day we had! The weather was typically Scottish; rain one minute then glorious... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
BrightwellFamily
,
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Coastal Connection is based in Oban, Argyll and offers Wildlife trips and day excursions to Tobermory. Private charter is also available, 2hr, 1/2 day and full day. Each boat carries up to 12 passengers.Please visit our website and view the blog for...more
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

A day charter with Struan (10a-5p). Went over to Mull/Tobermory (distillery visit & lunch) then looking for Sea Eagles (found one!), the quarry, the lighthouse, round some islands, stop for a coffee, and home to Oban. Great fun and sightseeing. These are very seaworthy and...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing day we had! The weather was typically Scottish; rain one minute then glorious sunshine the next! We saw lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Struan was very knowledgeable of the area and was very friendly. He even let my seven year old...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Cameron was our basking shark Scotland tour skipper, using his own boat. His knowledge of the area and wildlife was great and the way he handled the boat made sure all the passengers were safe and comfortable (as well as having fun with the waves)....More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We arranged a boat trip with Coastal Connection during a recent visit to Isle of Eriska. Struan picked us up at the jetty at Eriska and our trip included passing Lismore Light House, Duart Castle on Mull, Glensanda Quarry, Lismore Island, Port Appin and back...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

To put the icing on the cake of my partner's 40th birthday celebrations, I desperately wanted to take him on a boat tour of the surrounding islands and see all the sights.. trouble being that in February it was out of season! However after contacting...More

1  Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Struan met us near our hotel in Port Appin and took us to Islay so we could tour distilleries, then met us after the tour and returned us to Port Appin. But, instead of being a water taxi service, it was a wonderful day of...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Since my first visit to Oban in 2015, I have wanted to take a boat tour. And there are a few to choose from. We chose this tour as it was the longest and promised much. Pre-booking is recommended as these tours are very popular....More

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

If you are looking for a great few hours on a boat, this is your place. Stumbled upon it , but can easily say having been on many Scottish boat trips this was one of the best, if not the best. £30 per person for...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend. Great couple of hours. Really informative and we saw the seal colony, salmon farm and an eagle which our boys thought was great. Our skipper was very knowledgable and interesting. The boat was also great as you can be under cover...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Very enjoyable and well organised trip to Tobermory. Struan, our skipper and guide, was friendly and knowledgeable. Tobermory is well worth a visit and a very pleasant place to spend a few hours. We saw seals and otters on the way back to Oban. A...More

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lindanassari
30 July 2017|
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Response from Coastal-Connection | Property representative |
Hello We do have Dolphins on the west coast mainly the Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins. They never really stay in the same area and are always on the move but we have seen the on our regular trips. There is plenty of... More
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Lisbet I
30 October 2016|
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Response from Coastal-Connection | Property representative |
Hello Yes we have a boat available all year round but we normally run it as private charters in the Winter. Cost depends on where you would like to go. Thanks Struan
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Kirit P
2 September 2016|
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Response from Coastal-Connection | Property representative |
Hello Our regular trips depart at 1100 (Tobermory trip £40 per adult) and two hour Castle & Wildlife trip at 1400 and is £30 per adult. We depart from the Oban Times Slipway in front of the Regent Hotel. Please contact us... More
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