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West Coast Tours - Oban

1 Queens Park Place, Oban PA34 5RS, Scotland
+44 (0) 1631 566809
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Ranked #7 of 22 Activities in Oban
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Canton, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We booked the early bird 3 island tour for Staffa, Mull and Iona and were specifically told there would be commentary on the bus (We booked at their main office on the waterfront in Oban). (You spend an hour on the bus from Mull to Iona alone) There was none----booking this is in reality buying a series of transportation tickets:... More

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

We're sorry that you were not aware that the Early Bird Three Isles Tour uses a local service bus, unlike the Three Isles Tour which uses a coach with driver commentary, hence the difference in price (£54 as opposed to £60). Our staff in the West Coast Tours shop are all long-standing members and are aware of the difference and... More

Rayleigh Essex
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

On our first day in Oban, we decided to take the City Bus Sightseeing Tour which proved to be brilliant. It was a two and a half hour trip of Oban and the surrounding area including Connell Bridge, Seil Island and The Bridge Over the Atlantic. There is a short stop at the gift shop on Seil Island. The bus... More

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

Thank you very much for your review and we're glad you enjoyed our driver's commentary so much. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Recently I did the Three Island tour via West Coast tours and I must say was extremely pleased with their service. They provide the tickets for all the transfer well in advance and clearly mention the route/ plan for the day. It is just that we as tourists should ensure that we get into the right bus/ ferry but with... More

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

Thank you very much for your great review! We're delighted you had a good time and found our staff helpful and our driver so knowledgeable. More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We booked the early bird tour that visits Mull, Staffa and Iona. Around £180 for a family of 5 for a 10 hour trip. The weather was perfect for us, a major factor in making the day a success. Beware, you must largely fend for yourself, especially making sure you make the departure from Oban to Mull on time. Once... More

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

Thank you very much for your review of the Early Bird Three Isles Tour. It is a popular tour with those looking to beat the crowds by heading off early but does involved scheduled services rather than the coach with a guide so we're glad that our staff were on hand to offer guidance and you managed to navigate the... More

Dunbartonshire, Scotland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had arranged, through Classic Britain, a 3 night break in Oban, which was wonderful. We had decided that we would also like to visit Mull an Iona and when I check the West Coast Tours web site saw we could also visit Staffa on the same tour so booked our tickets online and visited the Tours office when we... More

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

Thank you for your great review and we're glad you had such a good time. Our drivers develop their own commentary and don't have any specific training as we like the fact that they all have a slightly different theme or areas that they cover during their commentary meaning that returning customers can listen to something new each time they... More

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The whole trip was amazing, started by getting the ferry to Mull and then a scenic route drive on the coach through Mull to the Staffa tour boat where we headed to Fingals cave and the Isle of Staffa! Spent an hour on Staffa and then got the boat back to the Isle of Iona where we had two and... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and delighted you had an amazing time. Good advice with the warm clothing as on the top of Staffa it can certainly get breezy! More

Ruthin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fabulous full day out. Spectacular scenery and entertaining commentary on the bus from Craignure to Fionnphort on Mull. Crossed on ferry to Iona where we had two hours which gave us time to explore the island and the Abbey. Smaller boat took us from there to Staffa, which was probably the highlight of the trip for us. The island is... 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 such a good time. To see the Puffins we recommend that you visit no later than the end of July as it's usually in early August when they head back to sea. More

New York City
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217 reviews 217 reviews
40 attraction reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We decided on the full day trip and what a full day we had. First, perfect weather- warm & sunny! We purchased tickets in advance (highly suggested), arrived promptly as instructed at the ferry pier and took the ferry to Mull where Richard the coach driver amused us with his commentary. He dropped us at the Iona ferry to visit... More

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

You are very welcome! We're delighted you had such a great time and great weather! Always brilliant to get such enthusiastic feedback on The Three Isles Tour. Hope you'll come back and visit soon. More

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We booked the Staffa Tour through the Internet and received a email confirmation with rough detail. In the email, it only mentioned the departure time (9:50 on Sunday) which is not specified as the boarding time of the Ferry. When we arrived at the Ferry pier at 9:46, the ferry has already left... We asked a staff at the Ferry... More

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

We're really sorry to hear about your experience as I'm sure you would have had a great time if you'd gone on the tour. Can you let me know who you booked it through? I ask this because if it was through Westcoasttours.co.uk you would have redeemed your voucher for tickets at our office in Oban where our staff would... More

Oradell, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were a bit hesitant to sign up for the Three Island tour-- it is a long day-- but none of us regretted our decision. Yes we were lucky that the weather was sunny and warm, but we did wait until we arrived in Oban before choosing the day to maximize the chance for the best conditions. The ferries and... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. I'll pass on your comments to Richard and we're delighted you had a great day. We hope you can visit us again sometime soon and perhaps take one of our other tours or services next time that allow you to spend more time exploring Iona and Mull. More

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