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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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The Three Isles tour is to Mull, Staffa, and Iona. The weather was BEAUTFUL, sunny and warm and the first such day in a few weeks. The THREE Isles moniker is a bit misleading, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Three Isles tour is to Mull, Staffa, and Iona. The weather was BEAUTFUL, sunny and warm and the first such day in a few weeks. The THREE Isles moniker is a bit misleading, as Mull is but the necessary evil to bus through to get to the boat to Staffa and Iona. With the great weather, the boat trip... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review and we're glad you generally enjoyed the tour. We understand that personal preferences will define your experience of the tour but would say that the trip from Craignure to Fionnphort takes customers through some pretty spectacular scenery on Mull with the chance to spot some local wildlife as well as... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

unfortunately our first attempt to go to Iona was cancelled due to poor weather conditions but the staff at the office in Oban were extremely helpful and allowed us to travel the following day. We were able to contact them by phone each morning to check if the trip would go ahead which was very convenient as we were staying... More 

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

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. I am glad that you managed to change the date of your tour. Unfortunately the weather plays such a large part of the tour and we try our very best to accommodate everyone if the tour is cancelled. I will make sure to pass on your compliments... More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had arranged a West Coast Tour of Mull and Iona. Weather turned out wet but whilst going to catch ferry to Iona from Craignure, single track road was blocked due to van in ditch. Coach driver Adrian eventually managed to get us to the ferry and we had our day trip to Iona. Unfortunately he couldn't sort out the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write the review. I'm sorry that the weather was a bit wet for you on your tour, but I am glad that your driver Adrian made the 'eventful' bus journey worthwhile for you. I will make sure to pass along your compliments. Many thanks West Coast Tours More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I took the three isle tour, and it was a magnificient experience. We started by taking a ferry over to Mull, which is a beautiful trip on it's own - a great castle view, and a really nice lighthouse. On Mull, we all loaded up for an hour long trip across the island in a big bus - quite the... More 

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

Thank you so much for wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time on the 3 Isles tour. You are very lucky to have seen some dolphins too. I appreciate that it is a long day but well worth it for the sights that you get to see along the way. Many thanks West Coast Tours More 

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256 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We booked this tour via internet and it lived up to exactly what we hoped for. We started with the local ferry service from Oban to Mull, then picked up by West Coast Tours for the across Mull drive to catch the boat to Staffa. The driver was great, good local stories and interesting facts as we drove along. The... More 

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

Hi Valerie, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely reveiw. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time on your 'Three Isles tour". I will make sure to pass your compliments on to your driver and all staff involved. Lucky you getting to see some dolphins as well. Many thanks West Coast Tours. More 

Landshut, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

since we only had one full day in oban and wanted to see a few of the isles we thought it would be the best (and easiest) thing to just book and organised tour. everything was well organised and the tour wasnt fully booked, due to the time of the year, probably. getting the tickets and the office, finding the... More 

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

Hi Elli, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for your tour with us. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us even though the weather was a bit breezy! Many thanks West Coast Tours More 

Tintagel, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Easy booking online. Excellent staff in Oban office/shop. Efficient, friendly and informative ferry, coach and boat. Fingal's cave stunning. Iona magical. Mull dramatic. Coach driver commentary interesting and she had a great singing voice! Dolphins, deer, white tailed sea eagles and much, much, more. Can't recommend this day enough. Will be forever etched in our memories.

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

Hi Helen, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I'm glad you had such a wonderful day and I will be sure to pass your praise on to the staff in the tour shop as well as your driver and the guys on the boat. We are very proud of our tours and I'm glad you will have some... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had purchased tickets at office in Oban two days before trip took place. Were told that the bus trip across Mull included a live commentary, after conversation with agent decided to go for early bird tour, at no point were we advised that early bird tour used public transport and that a tour guide was not available on this tour.... More 

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

Thank you for your comment. I'm sorry that it was not mentioned to you about the slight difference in the 'Early bird tour'. Following previous reviews we are working to get commentary on the earlier tour and it should be running in the near future. However, I am glad to see that you still enjoyed your time especially the island... More 

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We booked a trip to Iona with this firm. Great day out highly recommended and reasonably priced at £40 per person.

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

I am glad you enjoyed your trip with us. More 

Waldwick, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Mull, Iona, Staffa........ ferry ride was great - breakfast was available for a small cost, bus ride to end of Mull was exciting, small boat tours of Iona and Staffa were perfect size and length. Highly recommend!!

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

Thank you very much for your review of the Three Isles Tour. It's always great to get positive feedback from customers who enjoyed the tour and recommend that others take it. Here's to lots of happy customers in 2015! More 

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