Transfers

The boys as always have ben running clients around the islands.
Struan had the Pipe band from Mull, as they were too late for the Calmac ferry. Calm weather made it an easy run. Lismore Lighthouse too has been busy.
For another year they moved the ball goers from Mull to Oban for the annual Ball after the Oban games. Early runs back to Mull for them to catch up on some much needed sleep. The weather has been mixed as you can imagine.

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East to West

Cameron was out round the Garvellachs last week. On board he had walking group that walked from Dunkeld to Oban! The final leg was out to Iona, but for a bit of a rest day they went out on the water. Cameron landed them at the Garvellachs then after a picnic there he headed for the Grey Dogs and the Corryvreckan. The spring tides put on powerful displays in both locations. To top it off they had sea eagles close to the boat on the way to Loch Spelve. After a drop off on Mull Cameron head back to base.

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Staffa Bottlenose

A few weeks ago Cameron had a private charter from Loch Buie. They hit lucky with the weather and headed out West. At Staffa they had a pod of bottlenose dolphins and they put on an amazing display for everyone. After this they headed to Lunga and then Iona. The perfect weather topped the day off. One of the guests managed to get a great photo from his iPhone of the dolphin leaping out.

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Basking Sharks

Another season for the boys to head to Coll. Once again running along side Basking Shark Scotland. Cameron is up around Coll and getting some amazing interactions with the big fish. Struan has been up for a few days to help increase capacity. The sunny days and shallow sands have allowed for some exceptional photos. Lots of feeding and breaching have been spotted too.

Morvern Minke

Struan has had a couple of amazing days. The weather has improved and the wildlife stepped up a gear. On the last 3 wildlife trips he has managed to spot a small Minke whale in the sound of Mull. On one of the trips there was a gannet feeding frenzy, a white tailed sea eagle watching them and a minke whale! There must be plenty of fish about going by the signs.
Also some chat of a minke in Tobermory bay too.

Lismore Birds

On the popular 2hr Castles & Wildlife trip there has been a variety of seabirds. Some of the birds spotted are not usually in the area. Arctic skuas, storm petrals and shearwater have all been spotted. The gannet feeding frenzies have also been seen on the trip. Other birds such as divers and the odd puffin too. The reliable guillemots, oyster catchers and shags also showing well.
The white tailed sea eagle chick has also fledged from the nest and has been seen close by testing its wings.

Double Rum & Goat

On Sunday the boys had a double boat charter to Rum. The weather was a bit dreich in Oban but as they powered North the weather dried up and the seas dropped. Some guests had a look around Kinloch Castle and others had a wee wander through the glen. Incredible scenery and an island well worth visiting and scaling the mountains.
Wildlife was abundant all day. On land they had wild goats, red deer and Rum ponies. In the water they spotted porpoise, seals (leaping clean out the water), a minke whale, thousands of shearwaters and many more seabirds.