Hotel sets sail with new coastal tours

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A Port Appin hotel has teamed up with an Oban-based sea tours operator to offer visitors new guided tours of the region’s coastline and island.

The Wee Hotel Company’s Pierhouse Hotel and Seafood Restaurant and Oban-based Coastal Connections are offering collections directly from the end of the Port Appin pier and from Oban harbour for full day trips to Tobermory, Mull or Coll of up to 12 passengers.

Visitors will have the chance of seeing harbour seals, basking sharks, minke whales, porpoise, otters and dolphins, as well as Glensanda Super Quarry and Duart Castle. Two-hour trips around the island of Lismore are also available.

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

Fiona Maclean, General Manager of The Pierhouse Hotel, said: ‘We’re really looking forward to working with Struan Smith 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 as soon as travel restrictions are lifted, so our new partnership with Coastal Connection will offer our guests a fresh view of the breathtaking Argyll coastline, including Lismore, Mull, Tobermory and Coll.

Struan 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.

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