Water activities in Argyll & the Isles

The stunning coastline of Argyll & the Isles is home to some of the most biologically diverse marine environments in the UK and the many wrecks beneath the waves are a powerful reminder of our maritime heritage.

For watersports enthusiasts, there is so much to choose from. Take your pick from boat trips to the world’s third-largest whirlpool, or try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkelling, SCUBA diving, fishing, surfing and wild swimming.

Watersports are our specialism and there are stacks of places to hire equipment, take lessons or book a guided tour. You can’t beat local knowledge to enhance your experience.

Follow our specially designed trails for wild swimming, snorkelling and kayaking, or try swimming with basking sharks, kayaking in the beauty of Fingal’s Cave or night-time SCUBA diving by floodlight.
And the water isn’t just for sports buffs.

Families can enjoy sheltered sandy beaches with clear, shallow waters warmed by the Gulf Stream. Children will love hopping on a ferry to explore the islands, swimming in the calm seas, spotting the playful seals lazing in the sun and snorkelling to discover underwater treasures. Paddling, rock pooling and sandcastles delight at any age!

Just 90 minutes from Glasgow, Argyll and the Isles are perfect for a memorable family day trip, short break or extended holiday.

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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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Isle of Gigha Activity Centre

Located just a short walk from the ferry slip, the Activity Centre offers the chance to hire kayaks, paddle boards, wetsuits and snorkels; perfect for explor...

Isle Of Gigha Activity Centre
Isle of Gigha
PA41 7AA

Tel: 07549 682700

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Wild Isles Sea Kayaking

We offer a range of kayaking experiences, coaching, and guiding services. This includes skill development from beginner to advanced, day trips and multi-day...

2a Gallanachbeg
Oban
PA34 4QH

Tel: 07511648403

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Inchbaggers Island Swims

Two-time channel swimmer Chris Sifleet provides professional safe swims in the beautiful waters of Loch Lomond. Swim in a peaceful environment and enjoy the...

76 Oakburn Walk
Alexandria
G83 9NJ

Tel: 07917432900

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Oban Sailing

Sail with an experienced skipper aboard `Big Blue of Lorn`all experience levels, Skippered Charter and Sailing Holidays. Big Blue is a Beneteau Oceanis 523,...

Craobh Marina
Argyll
PA31 8UA

Tel: 07506 100 998

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Bekah's Oban Wild Swimming

Discover Argyll's hidden gems! Private and group sessions for all your outdoor swim needs around Oban and further afield. Whether you're braving the cold wat...

Oban
PA34

Tel: 07579 825732

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Bute Boat Tours Ltd

Join us to experience the most beautiful scenery in Scotland; The Kyles of Bute, Loch Fyne to Tarbert, visit Arran Distillery, and snorkel off the boat. Min...

Rothesay Harbour
Isle of Bute
PA20

Tel: 07486 873114

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Puffer Steamboat Holidays Ltd

Join us aboard VIC 32, the last steam-powered Clyde Puffer - at a steady six knots little can equal the peace of silent steam! Our cruising season is split i...

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VIC 32
Crinan Basin
Crinan
Lochgilphead
Argyll
PA31 8SW

Tel: 07780936407

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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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Tighnabruaich Sailing School

Tighnabruaich Sailing School has been providing an unsurpassed sailing experience on the Kyles of Bute for over 50 years and is renowned on the west coast fo...

Carry Farm
Tighnabruaich
PA21 2AH

Tel: 07876 227021

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Loch Goil Kayak and SUP Hire

Experience the tranquillity of the beautiful tidal sea loch that is Loch Goil as you glide on its sometimes crystal still surface. It will be just you and na...

Carrick Farm
Carrick Castle
Lochgoilhead
PA24 8AF

Tel: 07901751810

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Kintyre Seasports

Kintyre Seasports is located at Campbeltown Loch, we run half-day or full-day sessions, from family trips to more structured sessions for aspiring sailors fr...

Campbeltown Sailing Club
Low Askimol
Campbeltown
PA28 6EP

Tel: 07561 852976

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