We have a 38' Aquastar - "Laurenca II" for all sorts
of Wildlife Trips. We often see Basking Sharks as well as Minke Whales and occasionally
Orca and where the Grey and Common Seals do the "people spotting"
Throughout June and July Common Seals, which are frequently seen around the shores of Ardnamurchan, are breeding and pups can be seen with their mothers basking on the rocks, enjoying the sunshine.
It is important to be sensitive watching these shy animals so as not to disturb them. Guidelines for marine wildlife watching are available from http://www.marinecode.org/documents/Scottish-Marine-Code-web.pdf . Tom and Andy, our Skippers are both qualified WiSe masters (WiSe = Wildlife Safe) http://www.wisescheme.org/
If you would like to see Common Seals it's easy with Ardnamurchan Charters, either hire your own self drive boat or join us on either a 2 hour wildlife trip, our "lunch in Tobermory" trip or have your own personal skipper and guide in one of our "R1" trips. It couldn't be easier!
Hope to see you soon, from all the crew at Ardnamurchan Charters
This interesting web site is well worth a look at before your visit to Ardnamurchan especially if you have a general interest in wildlife.
There is information about which moth and butterfly species to look out for at the time of your visit and about events going on locally. http://www.highland-butterflies.org.uk
If you have been on a trip with us please let us know about it by putting your review on trip advisor or e mailing us directly
Guest Photos We all had a fantastic weekend on Carna 4th -6th March 2011 and will be back to stay again soon...
View from top of Carna
Farmhouse and pontoon
Carna Self Catering
Follow this link to watch Sundays episode of Spring watch where a lot of the filming took place in the waters around Ardnamurchan. Some amazing underwater shots of Basking Sharks and Orca - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00shd0s
Summer is starting, today (9th April) on the loch there were rafts of sea birds a sure sign of feed in the water and another indication of marine wildlife moving into the area. Dolphins and basking sharks have been seen with reports of a Minke whale near Tiree. We’ll keep you posted. Our first trip of the year is planned for next week, if the weather holds it should be fabulous. http://www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk/sightings-recent-sightings.asp
Some woodland photos taken along the old road next to the road between Salen and Strontian, near to Bay of the Flies...
Gridlock in Ardnamurchan, travelling along the main, single track road was slower today
as huge braches were cleared from the side of the road.
Good news, the pontoon is now finished at Laga Bay, Tom has made an excellent job of the engineering making it very stable even when it’s a little choppy! And there is plenty of space to park the pioner multi’s and room for Laurenca on the end of the T piece, depending on what the tides are like. Am sure you will all find it a lot better and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
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A wildlife day trip watching basking sharks and visiting Lunga and Staffa. Close ups on Puffins, Razorbills, Shags and Guillimots.
Walking through Bluebells.
Visiting Staffa and viewing the basalt columns and Fingal's Cave.
Tuesday 4th May 2010 Our first full day wildlife trip for the 2010 wildlife watching season with a trip to the Cairns of Coll and Muck, Andy made the soup today (we'll let you have comments on this world famous delicacy as we get them!)
We will have trips every week throughout the summer whale watching and to the Treshnish Isles. If you can't see the date you want on the "what's on" page please e mail or telephone us as more trips are being added all the time.
Don't forget you can also hire a boat from us, ideal for fishing and exploring Loch sunart and Loch Teacuis, e mail or telephone for info or to book. Even better, if you book Carna Island or Laga Lodge self catering accommodation a boat is included for your personal use throughout your holiday
Three Hungry Boys on 4 on Demand. Watch Three Hungry Boys online when you want on 4oD.
The boys abandon their van for a night on a nearby island.
But making a raft while battling with midges doesn't quite make for the enjoyable adventure they were hoping for.
Photos from the Holiday & Travel Show
“Hello to everyone we spoke to at the Holiday and Travel Show this weekend. We had a great time and really enjoyed talking to so many interesting people.
A great big special “thank you” to all the children who had their photograph taken on our boat whilst at the show. The photos should be available on the web site at the beginning of next week.
Also thank you to Kirsten for making the gorgeous shortbread and tablet which went down extremely well. Tobermory Distillery to be found at www.tobermorymalt.com
also generously supported us by donating 2 bottles of 15yr old Malt, we are very grateful. Lots of customers enjoyed a “wee dram” and were introduced to the distillery for the first time.
The exhibition could not have happened without the support and sponsorship of Angus MacDonald who set up the Moidart Trust through the Scottish Communities Foundation to support small businesses in the west and north west of Scotland THANK YOU! http://www.scottishcf.org/ for more information.
We also had the benefit of working alongside Rock Hopper, a small company specialising in hiring sea kayaks, see them at www.rockhopperscotland.co.uk
Huge thanks also to Michelle who came along and helped out at the show, Michelle is a frequent visitor to Ardnamurchan and has been bitten by the Ardnamurchan bug!
We are looking forward to meeting many of you again in the future and hope that by talking to us you feel that Ardnamurchan is the place for you.
Andy, Allison, Tom, Sue, Graeme and Michelle
We also have now our own page on Facebook at www.west-scotland-marine.com. Log on to facebook first then become a “fan”
And in a probably futile effort to keep up with modern technology we also have a Twitter page (or whatever its called!) follow our goings on their too. www.twitter.com find us on “ardcharters” and become a follower and a twitterer, comments, sightings etc all welcome.”