MOWI

Struan had a corporate trip out with the largest salmon farm producers in the world, MOWI. They departed from Oban and shot all the way to Rum to see the new development on the island and the farm. The next stop was the Muck site. They stayed at the outstanding Gallanach Lodge on the island. After a great night and some amazing food they headed west of Mull. A stop for lunch and a quick look at Staffa before visiting the Colonsay site. The weather luckily was on their side. Incredible the technology and investment seen at farms and on the islands.

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Sun, Sea & Sand

The epic weather has produced some amazing charters. The boys have been nipping about all over the coast and islands. Cameron had a smooth run along the Ross of Mull exploring the bays and spotting wildlife. As always they stopped at Iona for a wander. On another hot day he had returning customers from the last 4 years. This time they left Mull to visit Lismore and then onto the Garvellachs. For lunch they popped to Colonsay then dropped off in Port Askaig. Always an interesting day out on the water. 

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Ncn'ean Whisky

A week or so ago Cameron had an American couple out on a new trail. He headed to Salen in Loch Sunart to pick up the guests. The sea could not have calmer as they cruised to Tobermory for a wander. Next…they dashed across the sound to Drimnin. They all popped up to Ncn’ean Organic Whisky Distillery for a tour and lunch. An incredible set up and a very informative tour. Set in an epic location looking over the sound of Mull. Then they powered down the sound spotting eagles, seals and passed Lismore Lighthouse where they ended in Port Appin. Ncn’ean is well worth a visit.

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Duart Dolphins

On the regular 2hr Castle & Wildlife trip from Oban the guests were in for a surprise. As Cameron was chatting about the history of Duart castle a common dolphin popped up. Then, further into the bay, there were about 10 dolphins cruising about. They came in for a bow ride and played next to the boat.  Bottlenose are more likely to be seen but strange for the commons to be in such shallow sheltered waters. Usually in deeper water out west and north of Mull. It was amazing to see them. A sea eagle toped off the trip.

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The Long Way Round

A perfect weather window was needed for commercial charter. This time Cameron was tasked with visiting Colonsay, Tiree and Coll in one hit. A weather window opened up and they shot off. A following sea to Colonsay then west of Iona the sea went glass calm. A quick encounter with some common dolphins then they arrived at Tiree. The last on the list was Coll, as they berthed the weather broke but a bit of rain didn’t slow them down. A fair few miles covered but the clients were happy to get it done in a day instead of 4 days.

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A Whirl & A Whisky

Last week the twins had 2 boats out for a full day. The guests this time were a Swedish whisky club that wanted to visit Jura. They left Oban and powered down to the Corryvreckan to see some whirlpools. After that they spotted some sea eagles and push down to Craighouse. The guests had a delicious lunch at the hotel then an in depth tour of the distillery. It was a smooth run back north to Craobh to meet the tour bus.

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ALK

On a day with a fresh easterly wind the boys had some regulars out. It was the Association of Lighthouse Keepers (ALK) on a run to Lismore Lighthouse. Along with the guests came a couple of NLB technicians to open up the tower and allow everyone up to the top. There was some amazing stories and experiences told by the ex keepers. Incredible how they lived in such remote spots. Always an enjoyable charter with the ALK.

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