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!

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

Appin Boat Tours skipper Alistair

About Appin Boat Tours

Appin Boat Tours (skipper, boat and equipment) are fully licenced to stringent Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) standards. We supply lifejackets which you'll need to wear at all times.

Our Skipper, Alistair - as well as being a fully qualified power boat skipper - is friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable and will bring Scottish history to life. He also holds a Disclosure Scotland certificate for working with groups of vulnerable adults and children. Special needs groups are welcome.

The boat, Patronus (from the Harry Potter stories meaning magical guardian) is an acclaimed RibEye S785 RIB (rigid inflatable boat). Patronus is designed with a variety of seating including a sofa style rear seat to allow visitors to relax and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The open design gives you the best possible connection to this unique and magical environment.

Appin Boat Tours luxury RIB for a magical sea trip

What customers say

Here are a few kind words from some of the wonderful people we've met on our tours - it's a real pleasure to share this stunning scenery with you.

  • 'I can't stop smiling, it was wonderful.' Mrs Totten
  • 'I have been coming to this beautiful area for years but now I feel I have really experienced it.'
  • 'He said there would be wildlife but we didn’t see any lions' Josh, aged four.
  • 'This is the most beautiful place I have seen on our tour of Scotland' Mrs Richmond, Australia
  • 'Fabulous trip and wonderful scenery' Mr Lyons
  • 'We saw seals, an eagle and porpoise as well as excellent stories on the region. We loved it.' Mr Thomas
  • 'A wonderful trip with very interesting commentary from Alistair'The Schofield Family


Appin Boat Tours is taking a sabbatical year in 2017 to further develop the ideas that support the business. There will be regular thoughts and images here and on Twitter so we can stay in touch. We look forward to seeing  everyone in 2018,  Alistair and Ailie

Appin Boat Tours timetable and pricesTimes & prices

No trips running in 2017.
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Appin Boat Tours: what you'll see on your boat tripWhat you'll see

Castles. Seals. Stunning scenery.
Wildlife & history. Find out 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