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Fyne Exploring

There is lots to explore this summer along Argyll’s Secret Coast in Scotland.

What better way to explore this stunning part of Scotland than by boat!

Rich in natural and historical wonders with an air of tranquillity, explore this hidden gem from the water, and it’s all less than two hours from Glasgow.

At Fyne Sea Tours, on our boat tours, we will introduce to you the delights of Loch Fyne and all its treasures, whether it be a majestic castle or a wide, sweeping bay, a dramatic skyline or an encounter with a harbour seal,

What we offer

Discover the lower reaches of Loch Fyne with our one and two hour tours departing from either the stunning marina at Portavadie or the picturesque working harbour of Tarbert.

Observe a working salmon farm, sheltered remote bays on the Cowal and Kintyre Peninsulas, a colony of harbour seals, Barmore Island with Stonefield Castle nestled in the conifers and the working fishing village of Tarbert with its 11th century castle standing on the hill.

These can be booked as a public tour or privately chartered.

Tarbert Castle on Loch Fyne on our boat cruise
Tarbert Castle

If you wish to journey further around this stunning coastal landscape why not book a half day private charter?

Heading south from Portavadie admire the beauty of Kilbride Bay before passing Ardlamont point at the bottom of the peninsula and into the Kyles of Bute and explore the pretty villages of Kames and Tighnabruaich, taking in the sheltered waters and idyllic anchorages of Caladh Harbour and Loch Riddon. Pass the Burnt Isles and encounter seals and a variety of seabirds.

Or maybe head down through Inchmarnock Water to Lochranza on the Isle of Arran for a stop at the distillery there. You may spot some red deer here.

Full day private charters are also on offer for those of you who want to savour more of what Argyll has to offer.

Why not circumnavigate Arran taking in Holy Island and the island of Pladda with the possibility of some dolphin spotting?

Or motor through the Kyles of Bute and up Loch Striven and encounter the spectacular Norwegian style landscape.

Exploring up Loch Fyne maybe another option, navigating the spit at Otter Ferry, motoring past Minard Castle and the ruins of Castle Lachlan continuing into the upper reaches of Scotland’s longest sea loch.

We will tell you about the area and various landmarks whilst on board, including best places to eat, what to do etc. The bucket list of things to see and do here is endless.

What to see

There is the opportunity to spot wildlife whilst on board Fyne Explorer. We cannot guarantee this on every tour but we do visit the areas where sightings may occur.

As well as the harbour seals and bottle nosed dolphins you may encounter, there are also porpoises and if very lucky there may even be an otter to spot.

Seals on Loch Fyne
Common Seals

There are seabirds galore here, including various gulls, arctic terns, cormorants, black guillemots, eider ducks, herons, gannets and not forgetting those cheeky oyster catchers.

Looking up above the lush green vegetation into the sky you may even experience sightings of sea eagles or golden eagles.

Our facilities

Enjoy our boat tours from the safety of Fyne Explorer, 40ft and weighing a sturdy 8 tonnes with a large cockpit area and wheelhouse with seating both inside and out.

The wheelhouse is heated for those damp, drizzly cold days.

She has a side door so passengers can simply walk at ease on and off from a pontoon.

I think I have already mentioned she is bright yellow so you can’t miss us!

She is coded to take twelve passengers plus two crew (plus Crystal The Reluctant Sea Dog, of course.)

Fyne Explorer, boat tours Scotland
Fyne Explorer

Safety is paramount at Fyne Sea Tours so there are lifejackets on board. It is not mandatory that they are worn but we advise passengers to wear them.

Currently, Covid19 measures are in place whilst on board with hand sanitizer available, a cockpit area for one metre distancing to be adhered to and with the request that masks are worn (unless exempt) if entering the wheelhouse. We adhere to the ‘Good to GoVisit Scotland covid scheme.

How to come aboard Fyne Explorer

Simply visit our website to book and pay online or give us a call for a chat regarding your booking. You can pay by card machine or cash if paying on the day. A deposit will be required if booking half or full day private charters. Please read our terms and conditions on our website when booking.

Why not purchase a gift voucher as a gift for a family member or friend? Call us to discuss this option.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. Crystal would love to meet them.

Crystal the reluctant sea dog
Crystal, Reluctant Sea Dog

All our trips are weather dependent. If we need to cancel due to the bad weather we will try to rebook you in if possible or give a full refund.

As well as our website you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, GoogleMyBusiness and read our reviews on Trip Advisor. Read our blogs and follow our story so far.

Now you know more about our tours on Loch Fyne why not book to experience the wonders of Argyll’s Secret Coast.

We would love you to be part of this unique secret!


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