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Wonderful new operation that takes you along Loch Etive and around the Firth of Lorn from Dunstaffnage Marina (near Oban) aboard wide beamed catamaran. Booking required. 


A variety of trips depending on day or weather that can take in Oban Bay (1 Hour), Loch Etive (4 hours) aboard the Etive Explorer which is a 10m catamaran. 

Loch Etive stretches some twenty miles inland from Europes only sea water waterfalls at the 'Falls of Lora' at Connel Bridge to the mountains of Glencoe, which were formed during volcanic activity 420 million years ago. The loch itself, was carved by a glacier during the last ice age, between 18,000 and 10,000 years ago. When the glacier retreated northwards and finally melted, the sea filled the valley, reaching depths up to 150 metres.

A cruise allows you to soak up some of the finest and most dramatic scenery in Scotland. Snow capped mountains, steep glens, isolated farms, waterfalls and golden eagles are just some of the magnificent sights to be seen on this lovely loch. The name Loch Etive means 'dark' or 'roaring' loch and its mood reflects the name. Its calm, sparkling appearance during summer months gives way to a troubled turbulence in winter when the ancient goddess Eiteah rushes down the mountains in the form of swirling mists, wind and rain.

Address Details

  • Dunstaffnage Marina
  • PA37 1PX

Nearby Castles

  • Kilchurn Castle

    One of the most photographed castles in Scotland and in a strong position on the loch.  A stronghold for the Campbells of Glenorchy. Used between 1475 to 1745

  • Dunstaffnage Castle

    three miles north of Oban, standing on its own peninsula into the Firth of Lorn with a massive curtein wall. Ancient Campbell and MacDougall castle now in care oif Historic Scotland. Open to Public

Nearby Visitor Attractions

  • Loch Visions One Day Photography Experience

    1 day photography course experience in Highlands that is perfect for the newbie. Includes 1 hours tuition and then it's shutters away. Runs all year around Loch Awe

  • Oban Sea Life Centre

    The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is set amidst the pine trees on the shores of picturesque Loch Creran, near Oban in Scotland. The Centre combines a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue and rehabilitation facility for both common and grey seal pups.
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Modification Date Tuesday, 25 April 2017