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Explore the beautiful Isle of Islay by boat

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We are a boat tour company based on the beautiful Isle of Islay. We offer a unique way to explore Islay through our wide variety of trips.

We have five charter boats all offering a range of facilities to suit everyone’s needs. We can cater for all experiences- if you want a gentle cruise wildlife spotting, or a leisurely day of fishing, we have our hard boats with onboard indoor amenities. For those seeking an adrenaline-filled spin, we have covered RIBS offering a faster paced and thrilling ride. Our RIBs and hard boats can also be used for private charters and comfortable journeys for those travelling further afield.

Our Tours

Our amazing boat tours offer you the chance to see the most spectacular wildlife that the Islay shores have to offer. We are based out of Port Ellen Marina and run trips daily April – October where possible.

Private & Custom Charters

Are you looking for something really special? Here at Islay Sea Adventures, we offer a range of private charters. From hosting international corporate events to bespoke island- hopping experiences. We can tailor a charter to your needs, whatever the occasion.

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One of the best boat trips ever! Harold and Alex were so knowledgeable and welcoming. We saw a family of sea eagles, red deer including two young stags who had swam out to a rocky outcrop, and SO MANY seals and cormorants. We were lucky with the weather and had great views of the distilleries and castle ruins.

What an afternoon we had! Everyone on board caught multiple fish, and the guys were so accommodating and patient with all our questions and finding the best spots to escape the weather as much as possible to enable us to catch another lot!! Alex and Adrian were so friendly and knowledgeable about the island...lovely fellows...and the drams were forthcoming!

This is an exceptional visitor experience. The local knowledge of the operators is vast and they share it in a way that is warm, friendly and inclusive. Nature played its part, laying on a sea Eagle, seals, deer and goats. Our party included a ninety-one year old who has some limits on his mobility. Harold and Alec were kind, helpful and patient and the boat itself has been designed and built with accessibility in mind. The seafood served up when we stopped and anchored was absolutely first rate.

Excellent trip - would highly recommend. There was great communication ahead of the trip and the trip itself was really well delivered. We were a family of 5 and the kids loved spotting the animals (we saw lots of seals and deer amongst others) and we loved learning the history of Islay. This is the second time I’ve taken the tour and I’ve learnt new things each time!

I had an amazing boat trip with Isla Sea Adventures to Mull of Oa. It was a great way to see the dramatic coastline of Mull of Oa and bird colonies. Fortunately had good weather to go towards the Soldier's Rock. Gus and Hannah were very engaging and knowledgeable. They made the trip very enjoyable.

We had a fantastic time on the wildlife tour. Gus and Hannah made a great team, we saw loads of wildlife and learnt a lot! Great to explore Islay from the water.

Looking for Accommodation on Islay?

Our high quality, well equipped glamping pods offer a luxurious approach to the traditional camping experience without losing the freedom and tranquillity of that “back to nature” experience.

Close to the three southern distilleries and located in Lagavulin Bay, you’ll be close to history, culture and wildlife, all withing walking distance.

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Green Tourism Bronze Award
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