Activities in Tighnabruaich, Argyll
Fancy a boat trip while you are staying with us? We suggest you contact Donald at DC Marine owner of Morag a former prawn trawler now converted to passenger use. Speak to Donald about exclusive hire or join a scheduled trip sailing round the local area where you can see wildlife such as seals, porpoises, dolphins and basking sharks during the warmer months as well as a huge variety of seabrids including the spectacular gannets that visit from nearby Ailsa Craig, explore the Kyles of Bute and see sights only visible from the water such as.
Or maybe you would like to step back in time and take a boat trip on the Waverley the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world. A trip on the historic Waverley is like no other boat trip and sails from Tighnabruaich Pier and other local points from June to October.
Argyll Adventure offer a wide range of outdoor activities for both children and adults, these include laser clay pigeon shooting, climbing walls and paint ball games. Quadmania run superb quadbike treks as well as archery and clay pigeon shooting sessions.
In the hills above the village there is a testing 9-hole golf course at Kyles of Bute Golf Club. Visiting golfers are also welcome at Cowal Golf Club in Dunoon and Rothesay Golf Club on the Isle of Bute.
Ardlamont House in Kames offers horse riding and carriage rides. Call 01700 811198 for details and bookings.
Shooting and Stalking
Winston and his co-stalkers are hugely experienced in leading stalkers on successful shoots all over the Cowal Peninsula and throughout Argyll. Stalking is available all year round and can be arranged by contacting Winston Churchill Stalking.
The local angling club regularly stock three attractive hill locks with brown and rainbow trout, day permits are available at the hotel. In the summer mackerel can be caught from the Tighnabruaich Pier and sea fishing can be arranged locally.
Sheltered in the lee of the Isle of Bute, the Kyles of Bute offer relatively safe sailing waters for small boats and the Tighnabruaich Sailing School runs day-boat courses to suit all levels.
A huge thank you to all the wonderful staff who gave us such a warm welcome. Fabulous hotel – wish we could have stayed longer. Hope to be back. - Feb 2011 ...