About Us

Skipper and owner Andy Jackson at the helm

Ardnamurchan Charters was founded in 1985 as a small family business renting out self-drive boats. In 1995 we started wildlife tours with our charter boat “Laurenca II”, a 38-foot Aquastar.

Today we remain a small business with self-drive boats and over 20 years of experience in providing wonderful wildlife experiences on-board Laurenca. In 2001 we started combining our wildlife experiences with our self-catered accommodation, Laga Lodge, a purpose-built pole building offering bespoke accommodation to support wildlife and water-based holidays. In 2003 we became the caretakers of the Isle of Carna in Loch Sunart, offering a truly remote getaway in the two cottages, whilst being fully supported and protected by our existing marine operation. Since then we have established a community interest company, Carna Conservation Initiative to support and enhance the wildlife and ecology of Carna.

We have an active role in establishing and promoting the recent Loch Sunart, Sound of Mull & Firth of Lorn marine protected area (MPA). We hope this will protect the Loch for future generations to come and enable sustainable use of the Loch for fishing as well as wildlife tourism. We are now offering a range of trips to suit many interests; from short, family-friendly, introductory two-hour trips to full-blown adventurous private charters.