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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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West Coast Tours offers a range of day and sightseeing tours.

Our day tours...

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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trip Ballycastle to Islay on Kintyre express boat . I would highly recommend.

Excellent experience. Would highly recommend. The trip from Ballycastle (NI) to the island of Islay in Scotland with Kintyre express takes around 1 hours and 15 mns. The staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent experience. Would highly recommend. The trip from Ballycastle (NI) to the island of Islay in Scotland with Kintyre express takes around 1 hours and 15 mns. The staff was really friendly, we travelled with an infant. The boat is so modern and comfortable. It is a brilliant experience with children. I came across this company by accident online. I... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great day out from Oban (ferry to Mull; coach across Mull; ferry to Iona). Excellent, informative coach driver on the Mull leg. Were lucky enough to have excellent weather. Iona was enthralling.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mixed reactions!!! There is a lot of time spent on transport - the hour drive from Craignure to Fionnphort was quite scenic, however, the outward trip was rather long ( no commentary whatsoever, as the system was broken - we only found out that there was supposed to be a recorded commentary on the way back!) but on the return... 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. The distance you have to travel to get to Iona dictates the time it takes to get there and I am sorry that you did not have the recorded commentary on the way down but I am glad that you got one of our drivers that offers commentary... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was a waste of a day. It is not a guided tour and you are handed tickets to catch the transport yourself. We spent 40 minutes on the ferry from Oban to Mull. After getting off we had to catch a 75 minute bus drive to Fionnphort. There was pre recorded commentary playing which we couldn't even see... More 

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Thank corrineapril
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 sorry that you didn't enjoy your day with us. The day is scheduled so that you have the time to enjoy each part of the journey, from your coach trip across Mull to your trip to Staffa to your time on Iona. The puffins generally leave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanting to go to Iona from the mainland and return the same day, my wife and I booked the trip online through West Coast Tours Oban. The online registration was quick, the ticket pick-up at their office in Oban efficient, their directions to the ferry to Mull and how to meet the tour bus were explicit, and the whole trip... More 

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westcoasttours2016, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and we're delighted you enjoyed the tour and found it great value for money! More 

Bo'ness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't even think about it if anybody has any mobility issues at all. Even if you use a walking pole - think twice. Toilet access is restricted. Yes, there are toilets on the Ferry from Oban to Mull, and Mull to Oban but they are very busy. I suggest Tena Lady would be your friend. The bus ride from Craignure... More 

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westcoasttours2016, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are disappointed that you did not enjoy the tour and feel it was such a negative experience. We clearly state in our terms and conditions on our website that Staffa can be challenging for those with mobility issues and our staff ensure that anyone collecting tickets who asks or who they can see... More 

Guildford
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153 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Three Isles Tour. This is a long day, taking about 11 hours altogether, and involves 3 ferry crossings, a trip on a small boat and 2 bus rides across Mull. I can imagine that, on a day with good weather and, especially, during puffin season, that this is a brilliant day trip. But... we had missed the... More 

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WCT16, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're really sorry to hear that you had such poor weather for your tour. Unfortunately the weather can play a significant part in enjoyment of the tour and can be changeable at this time of year. We very much hope that you come and visit us again and that you get to see the... More 

Oroville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lucked out with a beautiful day on Mull and Iona with West Tours. We bought the bus and ferry tickets at the visitor center in town. It was a perfect day, the guide was very good and humorous, and the scenery gorgeous. Instead of visiting the abbey on Iona, we walked the white sand beaches and had soup at... More 

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WCT16, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we're delighted you had a perfect day and enjoyed the tour. More 

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the 3 Island tour which is not for the faint- hearted. The lady Kerry was helpful and friendly when booking the tour. It is a very well organized day. There is a lot of getting on ferries, coach, and boats. The sights are spectacular, especially Fingal's cave!!

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Thank Caroline C
westcoasttours2016, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we'll let Kerry know you found her helpful and friendly. We're delighted you enjoyed the tour and we think Fingal's Cave is spectacular too! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't researched the route of this tour, so thought we'd be visiting McCaig's Tower, but our driver/guide said that the roads are too narrow for vehicles to get there. However the tour was extremely interesting and our driver was very friendly and a good guide. At only £7 it was quite a bargain, especially as I was able to... More 

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Thank Teresa B
WCT16, Manager at West Coast Tours - Oban, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Oban open-top tour and we're delighted you found the tour interesting and the driver to be a friendly and a good guide. More 

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