Appin Boat Tours: boat trips from Port Appin near Oban and Fort William Appin Boat Tours: boat trips from Port Appin near Oban and Fort William Appin Boat Tours: boat trips from Port Appin near Oban and Fort William

from castles to cormorants,
 lime kilns to lighthouses!

Appin Boat Tours: a magical sea trip!


2018 tours starting soon!

Full times & prices>

What an amazing experience- peace, calm, beauty and tranquillity. Also a porpoise visited the boat! Alistair was a wonderful host with outstanding knowledge

Robyn, Sussex

Terns visit Appin waters in spring and summer

Castles. Wildlife. Scenery. History.
Relaxing 1 hour boat trips from Port Appin.

Few places on Scotland's west coast are more special than Appin, where history and scenery collide. Iconic castles sit on rocky islands teaming with wildlife amid breathtaking mountain views.

Our regular 1 hour tours leave from the pier at Port Appin, a picturesque West Coast village between Oban and Fort William. Journey on a magical sea trip in the comfort and safety of a luxury open RIB - designed to maximise viewing potential. Relax in the company of our friendly and knowledgeable skipper, Alistair, who looks forward to showing you the local attractions and entertaining you with stories of Loch Linnhe's history.

See one of Scotland's finest castles close up from our boat

What you'll see

Appin Boat Tours are the only company offering a regular approach by sea to the famous Castle Stalker (Castle Aaaaargh to Monty Python fans). On the tour visitors can also expect to see the natural sea arch at Clach Thoull, an iron-age broch on the isle of Lismore, historic lime kilns and the renowned Appin Lighthouse.

Wildlife comes with no guarantee but the islands around Lismore have well established seal colonies, regular sea eagles sightings, resident otters and porpoises. There is a huge range of seabirds including cormorants, shags, eider ducks, guillemots, Artic Tern and Gannets. Let us share this magical place with you on a leisurely and captivating boat journey around the islands.

The picturesque seashore village of Port Appin

Visit Port Appin

The picturesque seashore village of Port Appin offers a huge range of interests to explore over a day. The approach to the village provides a wonderful opportunity to photograph one of Scotland's most iconic castles, Castle Stalker. The village itself offers a craft shop, two excellent hotels, bike hire and a community store. There is the hugely popular seashore walk Clach Thoull (Hole in the rock). This wonderful walk takes you along the shore with striking views onto the island of Lismore and the distant mountains of Morven. Before or after your boat tour you could have a perfect picnic down by the sea or treat yourself to top class fare at one of the hotels.


Appin Boat Tours is back - we'll be open again from Easter 2018. We look forward to seeing you soon! Alistair and Ailie

Appin Boat Tours timetable and pricesTimes & prices

2018 trips starting soon!
Read more>

Appin Boat Tours: within easy reach of Fort William and Oban on the west coast of ScotlandFind us

We're within an easy scenic drive of both Oban and Fort William. Map and directions here>

Appin Boat Tours: a world of wildlife on Scotlands west coastWildlife

There's a world of wildlife out here. Keep up to date with our wildlife sightings>

Booking enquiries: email or call Appin Boat ToursAsk us

Booking enquiry? Any other questions? Call 07481 179563 or 01631 730 000 or email us at