Nature and Wildlife in Argyll & the Isles

Scotland's Wildlife Coast

Argyll & the Isles is truly ‘Nature’s Paradise’, where towering mountains meet glistening sea lochs, ancient oak forests hug the shoreline and glorious gardens bloom.

Discover Argyll’s natural wonders, including the Corryvreckan whirlpool and Staffa which inspired Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.

Woodland covers nearly a third of Argyll. Wander in the region’s ‘temperate rainforests’, where mosses, lichens and ferns. Whilst our eco-system is home to some incredible wildlife, keep your eyes peeled when you’re out exploring or join a local wildlife guide to spot otters, red squirrels, basking sharks, beavers and majestic white-tailed eagles.

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Wilder Ways

​Our Riding Holidays showcase what Wilder Ways is about. They are designed to provide a fulfilling and exhilarating adventure, allowing us to get even furthe...

Glen Kerran Farm
Southend
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6PJ

Tel: 07826 273 291

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Highland Titles Nature Reserves

Until 1983, Keil Hill formed a part of Keil Farm. Evidence of old field dykes demonstrates that the drier areas were cultivated until fairly recent times. In...

Duror By Appin
Argyll & Bute
PA38 4BW

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Ocean Explorer Centre

Explore plankton with our microscope, discover the shape of our seas on our 3D globe and find out about the latest research into ocean currents, environmenta...

Ocean Explorer Centre
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Dunbeg
Oban
PA37 1QA

Tel: 01631 559123

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Wreckspeditions

Fancy a new and exciting way of exploring the historic Clyde and her beautiful coastlines? Maybe you would like to see some amazing wildlife and jump some wa...

Unit 2b
Holy Loch Marina
Dunoon
PA23 8FE

Tel: 07593 088816

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Basking Shark Scotland

Operating across Argyll & the Isles, our wildlife watching adventures run from April - October. Basking Shark Scotland is the only dedicated snorkel oper...

Oban
PA34 5PZ

Tel: 07975 723140

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Islay Sea Adventures

We are Islay's only boat tour company. We offer a range of tours, including wildlife, fishing, seafood and Corryveckan.

Looking for something bespoke and pe...

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Port Ellen Pontoons
Port Ellen
Isle of Islay
PA42 7DW
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Surnaig Farm
Lagavulin
Isle of Islay
PA42 7DX

Tel: 01496 300129

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Islay Encounters with Nature

The Isle of Islay is probably better known for its distinctive single malt whiskies, and rightly so, but whisky aside this beautiful island has so much to of...

Western Cottage
Port Ellen
Isle Of Islay
PA42

Tel: 07930 054840

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The Wild Cooke

Take a walk on the wild side of the beautiful West Coast and get an introduction to the magical world of foraging. Join, Lucy, The Wild Cooke, for a foodie a...

8 Cowan Place
Oban
PA34 4GA

Tel: 07951 469275

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Seafari Adventures (Oban) Ltd

Seafari Adventures are a 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Based in the conservation area of Easdale, 16 miles south of Oban. Our Wildlife Tou...

Seafari Adventures
The Village Shop
Easdale
Oban
PA34 4RQ

Tel: 01852 300003

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Bute Forest

A lovely short walk taking in oak woodland and spruce, passing the Painted Rock Trail and work area and with a short diversion, taking you to the stunning vi...

From Rothesay or Port Bannatyne, drive north along the A844 along the coast. Stay on this coastal road as it becomes the A886 shortly past Port Bannatyne and follow it until you reach the Rhubodach-Colintraive ferry crossing where you can park your car. From Rothesay to the ferry terminal by car takes around 20 minutes. Public transport and walking is also possible.

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The Kintyre Way

Go Wild in Kintyre! Walk the beautiful and unexplored wild Atlantic coast of the Kintyre peninsula with the Kintyre Way, one of Scotland’s Great Trails.

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4 Muasdale Cottages
Muasdale
Tarbert
PA29 6XE

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Jura Boat Tours

We offer bespoke Rib Tours to various areas of outstanding beauty in our modern fully coded passenger Rib. There is an abundance of Wildlife found around our...

3 Woodside
Craighouse
Isle of Jura
Argyll
PA607YA

Tel: 07976 280195

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Heathery Heights

Heathery Heights offers bespoke guided walks and tailored outdoor experiences for individuals and small groups across Argyll & the Isles. With so much on...

Head Office, Heathery Heights
Upper Erskine
Manse Brae
PA31 8QZ

Tel: 07899 765240

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Sealife Adventures

All our trips visit the Corryvreckan where turbulent tides create one of the world's largest whirlpools and our cruising area is exceptionally rich in wildli...

Clachan
Seil
By Oban
PA34 4TR

Tel: 01631 571010 (daytime) 01852 300203 (evening and weekends)

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West Coast Tours

Burial sites of ancient kings, geological wonders, unchanged landscapes, idyllic beaches, glorious glens, abundant wildlife and magical islands!  Our day tou...

Head Office
17 George Street
Oban
PA34 5RS

Tel: 01586 552319

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3700km of coastline, 23 inhabited islands, major towns and villages are all waiting for you.

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