Sea tour firm links with hotel

The Wee Hotel Company and Coastal Connection set off on a breathtaking trip.

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An Argyll hotel has teamed up with an Oban-based sea tour operator to offer visitors guided tours of the coastline and islands.

The Wee Hotel Company’s Pierhouse Hotel and Seafood Restaurant at Port Appin has linked with Coastal Connection, which offers scenic tours of the Western Isles.

The arrangement will see Coastal Connection pick up passengers from outside the hotel at the end of the pier and from Oban harbour.

A splashing time.

Families and groups of up to 12 will be offered private charter full day trips to Tobermory, Mull or Coll to see seals, basking sharks, minke whales, porpoise, otters and dolphins, as well as visits to Glensanda Super Quarry and Duart Castle, Mull.

Two-hour trips around the Isle of Lismore are also available.

Coastal Connection provides an occasional public ferry service between The Pierhouse Hotel and Lismore when needed.

Fiona Maclean, general manager of The Pierhouse Hotel, said: ‘We’re really looking forward to working with Struan and his twin brother Cameron from Coastal Connection.

‘Wide-open coastal locations and fresh, clean sea air will be top of the list for people in search of a short break, so our new partnership will offer our guests a fresh view of the breathtaking Argyll coastline, including Lismore, Mull, Tobermory and Coll.

‘Tour guides are a vital part of the visitor experience in Scotland. Their informed local knowledge and personal connection helps to provide a bespoke experience while understanding the needs of local people and the wider Scottish environment.’

Struan Smith, from Coastal Connection, added: ‘We’re excited to be getting back out on the water and start helping show Pierhouse Hotel guests the natural beauty of the region right on the doorstep of the hotel this summer.

‘Hopefully we can look forward to a good spell of sunny weather as we move into the summer.’