Watersports (ie Bodyboarding, Canoeing, Coasteering, Diving, Kayaking, Kitesurfing, Powerboating, PWCs, Rafting, Rowing, Sailing, SUP, Surfing, Swimming, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Windsurfing) in Oban, Argyllshire, includes the following:-
(Other places in Argyllshire are: Ardfern, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, Ballachulish, Bute, Campbeltown, Clyde, Isle of Iona, Lochgilphead, Oban, Tighnabruaich)
Paddle Surf Scotland Fort William - SUP Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities, Shop. - 07852988758. Paddle Surf Scotland is Scotland's Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) specialists. We offer board hire, coaching, sales and advice from our two bases in Perthshire and near Fort William. Stand Up Paddleboarding is the worlds fastest growing watersport, come and find out why in some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery with Paddle Surf Scotland. Our Stand Up Paddleboard hire packages include wetsuit, buoyancy aid, paddle and an inflatable SUP, meaning you can paddle where you want when you want. Delivery and pick up in Perthshire/Tayside or Fort William/Glencoe/Oban is included in the price. Our instructors can coach you and introduce this incredible sport to you in spectacular locations. We provide sales of SUP equipment from the top brands, Starboard, Red Paddle Co and O'Neill.
Oban Sea School - SAILING Courses. - 01631 562013. Most weeks from Easter to October I am running RYA sail cruising practical courses of 5 days duration. Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper. Courses start on Sunday evening through to Friday early pm. We would be sailing in the beautiful waters all round the Oban area on a cruise, stopping each night at some sheltered often remote place. Tuition is by myself or Brian and we both have a mass of experience to offer you and being based on a purpose built yacht you are in very safe hands. We will learn lots as we go along and so become competent. Also on offer are some longer trips to places like the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda for 10 days, or W. Ireland for 12 days. or the Orkney isles. These are for people with some experience that want to see new places and gain further experience on the way, yes there is some teaching but it is not a course. All the above take place in one of the best sailing areas in the world so do look at our website. Robert.
Porpoise Diving - DIVING Hire/Charter. - 01 631 57 10 10 (office hours) 01852 300203 (eve's and weekends). Porpoise Diving offer you the best way to experience some of Scotlands finest dive sites. Catering for all levels of ability, our dive sites include underwater pinnacles, drift dives, reefs and wrecks. Based near Oban, Argyll in the Firth of Lorne, a Special Area of Conservation and a National Scenic Area, we operate a sixty mile licence. Coupled with the speed of our boat 'Porpoise II', this allows us to visit sites from the Sound Of Jura to The Sound Of Mull, and also West to Dubh Artach, Iona and Colonsay.
Jane R - DIVING Hire/Charter.
Northern Light Charters - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 01599 555723. Set up in 1995 we offer Hebridean Island & Wildlife Cruises from Oban on the west coast of Scotland. Our 4 to 9 night cruises travel the Hebrides frequently visiting St Kilda, famed for vast numbers of sea birds and amazing sea cliffs and stacs. Winner of the 2005 'Green Highlands Tourism Award' we strive to balance the needs and wants of our customers with the realities of the places we visit, some of which are fragile, wild places. Our relaxed, informal and friendly cruises include visits to remote islands, daily walks and great photo opportunities. We regularly see minke whales, dolphins (common, bottle-nosed, white-beaked, Risso's), basking shark, puffins, gannets, skuas, petrels, golden and sea eagles, otters, seals, deer etc. Excellent food and a maximum of 12 guests.
Westward Quest Ltd - SAILING Courses, Holidays.
Seascape - SAILING Courses, Holidays.
Atlantis Leisure - CANOEING Club/Assoc | SWIMMING Hire Pool, Lessons, Public Swimming, Holidays, Club/Assoc, Shop. - 01631 566800. Atlantis Community Leisure is run as a social enterprise and is a registered charity. This means that any profits made, are re-invested into the business to make continuing improvements in the centre and to put staff through training. Facilities include: - 25m swimming pool with flume and trainer pool. - 6 court sports hall. - 5 tennis courts. - 2 squash courts. - 40 station Technogym. - dance studio with over 60 classes a week. - spin studio. - climb cube. - 3 story soft play facility. - cafe. - sauna. - function room. - wheelchair access and WC. - pool disabled hoist. - baby changing. - free parking. We are extremely proud of our facilities and the services on offer- the best in the West Highlands - and are delighted to welcome visitors and locals alike to enjoy sport and leisure time with us at Atlantis.
Alchemy Diving - DIVING.
Puffin Dive Centre - DIVING Courses.
Elizabeth G Charters - DIVING Hire/Charter. - 01688 302495. Boats Mobile: 07831 225427. We specialize in Wildlife and Diving Cruises to St.Kilda, The Flannan Islands, Mingulay and many other of the more remote Islands of the Hebrides. We do 7 and 10 day trips or can plan cruises to suit you. Please call or email us for more details, we are always available to discuss your plans.
Gaelic Rose Dive Boat - DIVING.
Dalriada Diving - DIVING.
Coastal Connection - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter. - 01631565833 07919615210. Coastal Connection - Making the islands and lochs more accessible than ever before. We are based in Oban though pick ups can be arranged from anywhere. Travelling in a safe, dry and comfortable environment in one of our two 11 metre cabined Redbay RIBs, you can reach the islands in no time at our 30 knot cruising speed. Coastal Connection is on standby 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our services range from the commercial side to our scenic tours of the West Coast.
National Kayak School - KAYAKING Hire, Courses, Holidays.
Seafreedom Kayak - KAYAKING Hire, Courses, Activities, Holidays | CANOEING Hire, Courses, Activities, Holidays. - 01631 710173. Seafreedom is a mobile sea kayak resource based at Connel near Oban. We run courses and adventures from beginner to expert levels, throughout the west coast of Scotland and the Isles. Our guides/instructors are highly qualified and extremely experienced. Nobody knows the coast better than we do. We run open and private courses for groups and individuals, all of which are tailored to the client's aspirations and skill level. We also have a kayaker friendly 4 star B&B, directly overlooking the falls of Lora. Come and paddle with us and enjoy that special kind of freedom that is sea kayaking.
GANNET by the hour ~ day boat charter - DIVING Hire/Charter. - 01631 720262 or Voda 07720302727. GANNET offers day charters from OBAN. Angling - Diving - Scenic - Workboat etc. Tel Adrian Lauder 01631 720262 or 07720302727 for further information.
Sea Kayaking Scotland Ltd - KAYAKING Courses, Activities, Holidays, Shop. - 01631 720192. We offer sea kayaking expeditions and day paddles on the West Coast of Scotland, near Oban. Our popular locations include the Firth of Lorne, the Oban area, Isle of Mull and the Small Isles. We focus on small groups and highly experienced leaders with excellent local knowledge. We also sell NDK sea kayaks, including the Romany, Explorer and Pilgrim models as well as Lendal Paddles and Celtic Paddles. Get in touch for a kayak demo day or paddle sizing clinic.
Rosa and Ada Charters - SAILING | DIVING Hire/Charter. - 01563 541575, mob 07989610928. Sailing on a traditonal working boat. 6 berths. Cruising Firth of Clyde and West Coast of Scotland. Day trips, weekends weeks or longer. Diving, sailing, Wildlife watching, film, tv or publicity.
Sails and Summits Limited - SAILING Courses, Holidays. - Sue on 07941 276186 Stuart on 07775 538989. Create your own skippered sailing holiday exploring the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. Enjoy a holiday that is clean, green, ecologically friendly and healthy. Discover diverse wildlife in their natural habitat. Combine sailing with walking, climbing, whisky trails, exploring, history, archaeology, geology, photography, sketching, writing, or simply relaxing. Plan exhilarating mile building passages to remote islands. We welcome families, couples, groups of friends and those who would like to take pot luck with other crew. We cater for corporate clients who wish to focus on team building, communication skills, motivation, incentive and reward. Our welcome is warm and friendly, our mood is relaxed, our primary concern is safety and providing a memorable experience. Meals are freshly prepared using local produce and can cater for all dietary requirements. We are also an RYA Training Centre offering Practical Sailing Courses up to Yachtmaster Offshore, and Shorebased Navigation Courses.
Sealife Adventures - DIVING. - 01 631 57 10 10 (office hours) 01852 300203 (eve's and weekends). Whale watching and wildlife trips of 2, 3, 4 or 5 hours duration.
Corryvreckan Cruising - SAILING Holidays. - 0845 2602677. Join us for a magnificent sailing holiday among the Hebrides. Puffins and porpoises, deer and dolphins, seabirds and seals, wildflowers and waterfalls, all combine with exciting sailing, good company, excellent food and spectacular island scenery to help create the Corryvreckan experience. This is sailing in Scotland at its best and it makes a wonderful and varied holiday! No previous Sailing experience necessary - Open to individuals, couples and groups we can accommodate up to 10 people in twin berth cabins. Get the big boat sailing experience in our 65ft steel Ketch purpose built for sailing in the Western Isles in comfort and safety. Your fully qualified professional crew are responsible for safety and comfort leaving you to participate in the management of the boat as much or as little as you wish. Trips generally start from Oban - the gateway to the western isles and you will visit numerous wild and remote anchorages out in the islands on your trip.