Appin Boat Tours - a magical sea trip by RIB. Easy drive from Oban or Fort William

From castles to cormorants,
limekilns to lighthouses!


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Castle Stalker - get up close with Appin Boat Tours

Appin Boat Tour Information

2018 season

How to book

To book call 07481 179563 or 01631 730 000. You can also buy your tickets at Appin Craft Shop, in the village of Port Appin. We recommend booking tickets in advance to secure your place.


2018 prices shown below (2019 prices to be confirmed)

Adult £25 (1 hour trips)

Child (under 15) £15 (1 hour trips)

Tours depart from Port Appin pier. Book in advance to secure your place: tickets from Appin Craft Shop in Port Appin 01631 730 000 (5 minutes walk from Port Appin pier). Alternatively, and out of shop hours, call 07481 179563.

Tickets are also available from the Skipper at the pier (cash only, subject to availability).


2018 departure times shown below (2019 timetable to be confirmed)

Departure times

1 hour trips depart 11.00 and 15.00 from Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive.

Please arrive 10 minutes before the departure time.

At busy times of year we may run additional sailings; for times contact Appin Craft Shop on 01631 730 000, call on 07481 179563  or see the Appin Boat Tours notice board at the pier.

Private Charter

Our boat is available for private charter - perfect for larger families, a group of friends or a special romantic excursion for a couple. Private charters start at £170 and are for a maximum of 10 passengers. Choose the regular 1 hour tour itinerary or tailor your own trip to take in your choice of the local points of interest. To arrange your private charter, simply get in touch by emailing or call 07481 179563.

Trip cancellation

Trips are weather dependent and may occasionally be cancelled in high winds for the comfort and safety of our guests. Trips will not generally be cancelled due to rain, in fact a seascape in the rain can be quite beautiful. Full refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled by Appin Boat Tours.

What to wear/bring

Dress for the outdoors. Wearing an extra jumper/fleece, a waterproof jacket and a woolly or fleece hat will do just fine -  out on the water it can be more comfortable with hat and gloves even on a summer’s day. We ask that you wear flat or non-slip footwear, no sharp high heels please! We highly recommend that you apply a high factor sun screen and lip salve as appropriate.

All passengers are provided with life jackets.

And of course we recommend that you bring your binoculars and camera for maximum enjoyment!