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West Coast Tours - Oban

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Address: 1 Queens Park Place, Oban PA34 5RS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1631 566809
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Description: West Coast Tours offers a range of day and sightseeing tours. Our day...
West Coast Tours offers a range of day and sightseeing tours. Our day tours to Mull, Iona and Staffa allow visitors to visit two or even three islands in one day as well as regular bus services to Tobermory and joint tickets with Duart Castle. Our City Sightseeing open-top bus tours operate in Glasgow, Oban and Bute and offer expert commentary and the ability to hop-on and off. We also operate a fast passenger ferry link between Campbeltown and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland called the Kintyre Express which offers visitors the chance to combine both the west coast of Scotland and the rugged Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland.
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Amazing day out - Three Isles Early Bird

As one other reviewer noted this isn't technically a tour and that is what we loved about it. All of our transportation was prearranged and we got to enjoy our time exploring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As one other reviewer noted this isn't technically a tour and that is what we loved about it. All of our transportation was prearranged and we got to enjoy our time exploring Staffa and Iona as we chose to do. We were not tied to a group and we were free to explore. I wasn't overly interested in Staffa but... More 

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westcoasttours2014, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're delighted you had a good time and enjoyed the format of the day which allows you to explore on your own. We do have some tours that incorporate Tobermory as well as Staffa but the geography and roads on Mull make it difficult to allow customers to see more of Mull while still... More 

Dunbartonshire, Scotland
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59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Decided to do this trip this year as we did the 3 Isles tour last year which was very enjoyable. We left Oban with the sun shining but we had checked the weather forecast and new it was going to rain. And it certainly did by the time we reached Tobermorry the heavens had opened. We did have jackets but... More 

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westcoasttours2014, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Unfortunately the wet weather meant that our open-top Tobermory Topper bus, which is fitted with recorded commentary, wasn't operating on the day you travelled, hence the lack of commentary. However, our plan is to fit our closed-top sister vehicle with a similar commentary system for next year so that regardless... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

we did the three isle tour, but we did not realize that it was NOT a tour. instead, you are paying the company to book tickets for you. that's it. you have to collect your tickets ahead of time at the booking office in oban, and the staff members quickly rattle off a ton of information about the various methods... More 

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WestCoastTours2015, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. First of all I am very sorry that you were unhappy with the service that was provided to you. We take our customer service and our feedback very seriously and I wondered if you could please let me know what tour you took and on what date, you... More 

Aylesford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

3 isle tour: Boat from Oban to mull, about 45 min. Bus trip across the Isle of Mull with Colin (what a brilliant bloke) a local who was funny and knew the islands history and features. Boat from Mull to Staffa and fingles cave, you are allowed to enter the cave. Boat from Staffa to Iona, what a lovely place... More 

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westcoasttours2014, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we'll let Colin know that you enjoyed his commentary. Great to get such positive feedback as it let's us know we're doing a good job! More 

Bryant, Arkansas
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took the Three Isle Tour. It was great! We went to Iona which was awesome. The scenery was beautiful. The ferry staff were helpful by pointing out dolphins, seals and sea birds as we passed them. I made a huge error by leaving my car keys on Iona and departed on the last ferry out. The entire staff from... More 

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westcoasttours2014, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review and we will pass on your comments to the staff involved! We're delighted you enjoyed the tour and that your visit wasn't spoilt by the mislaying of your keys. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastic trip and wonderful reliable service. Booked on line, clear instructions for collection of tickets from booking office in Oban. Office staff and transport staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Great value, highly recommended even better when the sun shines, it did for us.

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westcoasttours2014, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're delighted everything went smoothly and even the sun came out! More 

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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Enjoyed our Three Island Tour which was blessed by great weather. Coach driver made the coach transfer enjoyable. As already stated these are not guided trips but connected transfers. Upon reflection l probably would have preferred a RIB tour for more information, miss the queuing and to avoid foreign tourist crowds but wife doesn't like small boats. No negatives just... More 

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westcoasttours2014, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we're glad you enjoyed the tour and were blessed with good weather! More 

Cipieres, France
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The six of us joined the Three Island Tour (Mull, Iona, Staffa - Fingall's Cave). This included four small ferries between the islands and two 45-min bus rides across Mull, the first with a commentary which could have been a bit louder. It was well organized, we got good info when we picked up our tickets, and the scenery both... More 

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WestCoastTours2015, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, I'm glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and I will be sure to pass on your comments about the commentary on the bus. Many thanks More 

Mandurah, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A lovely sunny day made this day a real pleasure. Seeing the scenery and the wildness of this part of Scotland was fantastic. Sitting on Staffa watching the sky and the puffins will be a life long memory. For us the tickets worked a treat as we do not tend to like organised tours so being independent and getting yourself... More 

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WestCoastTours2015, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us. The puffins are wonderful to watch and it sounds like the weather was on your side too. Please come back to visit again soon. More 

Calgary
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Sunny day today for the three island tour to Mull, Staffa and Iona. Great commentary by our driver, Chris, on the Mull coach tour portion. I was worried when I saw four buses heading towards Fionnphort but many of the people were heading directly to Iona so there were just two smaller boats of people for Staffa. The puffins were... More 

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WestCoastTours2015, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and that all of your connections went smoothly, I will make sure to pass your compliments on to your driver. More 

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