Short Trips

Wildlife & Corryvreckan Trip


Corryvreckan round trip taking 2 and half hours departing from Crinan harbour. This takes you to the Corryvreckan to see the tidal whirlpools through the passage between the Isle of Jura and the Isle of Scarba, taking in fantastic views of landmarks and wildlife along the way. Adults - £55 / Children £45

As well as seeing the wonder of the whirlpool, this trip usually offers great wild life; sea eagles, porpoise, golden eagles and sometimes minke whales and dolphins.

Boat trips to the Gulf of Corryvreckan are available for pickup and drop off from Crinan. Prices are very competetive and you will not be disappointed.

The Gulf of Corryvreckan and its famous whirlpool/maelstrom lies off the west coast of Scotland, between Scarba and Jura. The maelstrom of water that lies 300 yards off the shore of Scarba on the north west side of the gulf is caused by an underwater ridge of rock, which rises to a pinnacle whose top reaches to within 30 metres of the surface; which is an effect of the tide race that causes the whirlpool when there are slack tides.

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MacCormaig Isles

Cruise out from Loch Sween and tour around these beautiful islands. Land on Eilean Mór and visit the bothy telling you about the island. Investigate the chapel and take in the history, then head back to the boat to continue exploring the other islands.

The MacCormaig Islands lie in the entrance to Loch Sween within the powerful tides of the Sound of Jura.

Islands include:

  • Eilean Gamhna
  • Corr Eilean
  • Eilean Mòr

The 9th century chapel on it is dedicated to St Cormac. Eilean Mòr is the largest of a group of islands in the Sound of Jura, at the mouth of Loch Sween. The islands contain a variety of different wildlife.

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maccormaig isle mac

We travel out from Crinan passing out through the Corryvreckan and tour around the Garvellach islands. If the conditions are right we can sometimes land on Eileach an Naoimh the most southern Garvellach island and let you have a wonder and visit the ruined remains of an ancient Celtic monastery believed to have been founded by St Brendan in 542 AD. Due to its remoteness, the ruins are well preserved. The site is in the care of Historic Scotland.

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Pick up & drop off locations + more on request

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