We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Life Surveys

Features Animals
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Absolutely Outstanding

The 4 of us in the family booked online for the 9.30 trip this morning, not really sure what to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic day of viewing wildlife out past Coll

Fantastic trip with enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly staff / crew. The boat gives an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Read all 290 reviews
All photos (137)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“minke whales”(50 reviews)
“common dolphins”(19 reviews)
“hour trip”(43 reviews)
Sea Life Surveys, established over 30 years ago in 1982, was the first and is now the most experienced whale watching, porpoise, shark and dolphin watching, marine survey, and education programme in the UK. Establishing the Hebridean Whale and...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
See all hours
| Tobermory Pier, Tobermory PA75 6NR, Scotland
+44 1688 302916
Reviews (290)
Filter reviews
264 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsminke whalescommon dolphinshour tripwhale watching tripharbour porpoiseexcellent tripmanx shearwaterenthusiastic crewsuper podwild animalsarctic ternsgreat sightingsbird lifestorm petrelstea and coffeebottle nose dolphinswhite tailed eagles
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 264 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The 4 of us in the family booked online for the 9.30 trip this morning, not really sure what to expect, but we were not disappointed, to say the very least!! Straightaway it was apparent that the crew were enthusiastic for us to see wildlife...More

Thank ethancolemanmorris1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I turned-up for a whale watching trip in thick mist and we, like everyone else, expected it to burn off in the glorious weather as forecast. Two hours into the trip and in spite of thinning mist allowing us incredible views of...More

2  Thank Ben5425
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic trip with enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly staff / crew. The boat gives an excellent elevated view that allows you to see a good distance, which is particularly helpful when looking for cetaceans. On this trip highlights were a minke whale that surfaced close to...More

1  Thank 2014RAB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I returned to sea life surveys after visiting a few years ago. Sea life surveys has been bought over by another company, Staffa Tours, but are still operating under this name. I went along anyway hoping for the same magic felt last time. Unfortunately, the...More

9  Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

What an experience my husband wanted to do this trip for his 60th birthday. What a special day made even better by the crew James, Ella and Harry all very knowledgeable and enthusiastic making it a fantastic experience. We saw Minkie whales, dolphins, white tipped...More

2  Thank Frances G
Reviewed 9 June 2018

A whale watching trip has been my dream for as long as I can remember and this trip did not disappoint. You're on the boat for 8 hours but I would have stayed twice as long. The crew were AMAZING! They were all clearly so...More

1  Thank Eleanor B
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We went out with Sea Life Surveys on 31st May '18. During the day we saw harbour porpoises, minke whales, common dolphins, common seals, grey seals and lots & lots of birds of many varieties. The four members of staff were extremely knowledgeable & very...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Our first experience with this activity and what a team to experience it with. Very helpful, knowledged and passionate about everything that they do. We could not have been luckier to see all that we saw on this particular day. Whales up and around the...More

1  Thank Phil A
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

There were four of us on this trip and it was a first time for us all.We had the most amazing time watching eagles dolphins, seals and many other birds. The crew were just brilliant especially Ella who’s enthusiasm was infectious. Thank you for so...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I've been out with Sea Life Surveys a few times and have never been disappointed. Our guide was enthusiastic and informative and we had a great day! Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank Alison C
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
19 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lorri69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We did the 4 hour trip in May. It was incredible, plenty of time to see all the amazing wildlife. We were lucky the sea was like a mirror and we saw many dolphins, whales, and birds. Well worth the money.
2 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Carole T | Reviewed this property |
I can only imagine this is an unfortunate error and that you will be refunded in full when you contact them. Try contacting them through their Facebook page as well .