Things to Do


Marine eco-tours by fast RIB include visits to the Gulf of Corryvreckan and its famous whirlpool, whale and dolphin watching, a short boat trip to the nearest seal colony or a full day boat tour to the Garvellach Islands or Colonsay.

Sealife Adventures

Enjoy whale and wildlife trips aboard the purpose built “Porpoise II”. An expert wildlife guide accompanies all trips and will ensure your comfort throughout and provide an entertaining commentary on all the wildlife encountered.

Sea Kayak Scotland

Sea Kayak Scotland is owned and operated by Kenny Lacey who holds the top BCU/SCA Level 5 sea kayak coach award. Based on Seil, its the original dedicated sea kayak company in the Oban area, established for over 15 years.

Go for a walk. One popular route goes from Kilbrandon Church over to Seaview, returning by the road past the Tin Church to the crossroads at Balvicar. A longer excursion starts at Cuan and takes you round the coast again to Seaview and on to Ellenabeich by road if you choose. Boots are recommended for either of these walks. For a shorter but moderately energetic stroll ascend the hill behind Ellenabeich to the  viewpoint and enjoy the view down the Sound of Luing.

Play Golf. Balvicar boasts a challenging and unusual nine hole course. We have clubs or of course you can bring your own.

Explore the surrounding islands. Take the passenger ferry to Easdale and walk round the island. Have lunch in the Puffer Bar or visit the museum. Luing is a larger island, with a car ferry – but the best way to explore it is by bike. Bring your own or hire on Luing.

Visit The Local Gardens. An Cala Garden at Ellenabeich was established  in 1930 and is protected from the Atlantic winds by a high wall. It is open from April to October. Ardmaddy Castle also has garens that are well worth a visit.

Or just laze about on the decking, enjoy a barbecue and take in the view.