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About Etive Boat Trips
Our 10m Blyth Catamaran, Etive Explorer departs from Dunstaffnage Marina near Oban during the season. We offer a variety of boat trips up Loch Etive and around the Firth of Lorn. This year due to Covid 19 restrictions we are mainly offering private charters for family groups. See our website for full details of changes to our operating practice and pricing. All Private and commercial charter enquiries welcome, the boat is also suitable for group diving trips.
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SL510 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Ayr, United Kingdom101 contributions17 helpful votes
We booked with Chris a couple of months in advance due to it being a busy summer. Due to restrictions, we were lucky enough to have a private cruise with just the 4 of us onboard. After the introductions and safety brief we headed up towards the Falls of Lora where Chris detailing explained the forces of nature to cause this phenomenon. The local fire brigade were training in their ribs which was cool to watch as we powered our way through the strong currents. We then headed West to the Creags which are a collection of small skerries south of Lismore. We saw plenty of seals sunbathing and lots of interesting birds. Would definitely book again next time we are up.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from helen j, Owner at Etive Boat Trips
Responded Aug. 4, 2021
Great to hear you enjoyed your boat trip. Look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Angela C wrote a review Jul. 2021
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Excellent trip with skipper Chris today, I am usually a little apprehensive around boats but this was just the ticket, with lots of information from Chris in a relaxed manner while seeing lots of wildlife, such as seals with their pups and an unexpected visit from a porpoise. We will be back. Thank you.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from helen j, Owner at Etive Boat Trips
Responded Aug. 4, 2021
Delighted you enjoyed your trip - look forward to seeing you on board again soon.
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Stuart Williamson wrote a review Jun. 2021
Cupar, United Kingdom2 contributions
A super boat trip round kerrera, about 3 hours. Chris is a super, relaxed skipper with good chat and loads of local knowledge. We were a family of 4 plus Labrador - the trip felt shorter than the 3 hours but it was bang on the money in all ways - great value and our teenagers managed to come off their phones for much of the trip- really it was that good! Thoroughly recommend if you are in or near Oban , Chris also a dab hand at Labrador rescue when our mad lab decided he preferred swimming round the dock - thanks Chris !
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Date of experience: June 2021
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MandyB1966 wrote a review Jun. 2021
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We’re just back from a wonderful trip on Loch Etive. Booking was really straightforward and the follow up email very helpful. The sea was too choppy today for the trip to The Creags so Chris suggested the loch instead. It was well worth it and the Falls of Lora were fabulous. Chris shared lots of interesting information and he makes a great cup of tea. Thank you. It was the perfect way to end our holiday and we’ll be back.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Ricardo wrote a review Jun. 2021
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom1 contribution
Both Helen and Chris 'Jacko' were extremely friendly and helpful. The boat trip was fantastic and Jacko was informative, friendly and even made us a cup of tea half way round. We saw seals, seal pups and much bird life around the beautiful islands and headlands. Our 4 year old was able to walk about on this very safe boat during the quite still parts of the trip and he never got bored, Jacko was great with him. All in all it was a wonderful few hours visiting a stunning part of the country. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from helen j, Owner at Etive Boat Trips
Responded Aug. 4, 2021
Thanks for your kind words, delighted you enjoyed your trip with us. It is a lovely part of the world to see by boat!
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