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Seafari Adventures

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B844 | Southwest of Oban, Seil Island, Ellenabeich PA34 4RF, Scotland
+44 1852 300003
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Whirlpools porpoises and eagles

We went on the 2.5 hour Whale Watching and Wildlife tours. Started in office and everyone really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kate c
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Excellent varied trip.

Featuring the best blend of fascinating wildlife watching, exciting action in the rib and local... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
redbarr0n
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
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Seafari Adventures are Oban's 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Based in Easdale, 16 miles south of Oban they have a fleet of powerful RIBs which are purpose designed and built to ensure you maximum viewing opportunities. Tours depart throughout the day visiting the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the World's Third Largest Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins, whales and basking sharks feed in these food rich waters along with many seals and the occasional otter. There are deer on the islands and seabirds in the skies which are also home to both the white tailed sea eagle and golden eagle. This two hour nature spectacular is set amongst the many islands in the area. The scenery is spectacular with both woodlands and cliffs. All Seafari boats are high speed Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats purpose built for wildlife and nature watching. Boats are driven by one of our highly experienced skippers and crewed by a qualified wildlife guide. Using our cabin RIBs we are able to offer whale watching tours and day tours to Iona, Staffa and the local Puffin colony. Private charters are also available.
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“wildlife tour” (53 reviews)
“great fun” (39 reviews)
“red deer” (58 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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B844 | Southwest of Oban, Seil Island, Ellenabeich PA34 4RF, Scotland
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+44 1852 300003
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on the 2.5 hour Whale Watching and Wildlife tours. Started in office and everyone really friendly and chatty. Made us welcome. The tri was about 3 hours long. Saw wild goats, seals grey and common, porpoises, white tipped eagle and chick in nest,...More

Thank kate c
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Featuring the best blend of fascinating wildlife watching, exciting action in the rib and local knowledge, this trip ticked all the boxes. We saw porpoises, seals, a white-tailed sea eagle and chick; ran the gauntlet of the Corryvreckan Whirlpool and learned some of the intriguing...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing 1st time experience. These are very fast bouncy inflatable rib boats. I think we must have been travelling at 30 miles an hour between stops. The very skillful skipper at times banked the boat which we found very exciting. On route, we...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the whirlpool special - we were taken right into the centre of the pools where you could feel and see the power of the sea. While we were whirling, there was a sea eagle hunting overhead, dolphins swimming nearby and seals playing in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must if in the area, the Corrievreckan is different each time you visit (this was my second time) but the staff use their expertise to ensure you experience the best of the natural phenomena. We saw porpoise and Sea Eagles whilst out this time...More

Thank Susan27317
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great experience, beautiful landscapes ! We saw red deers, golden eagles, seals with their pups, porpoises. Ray, Kilian and the wholes staff are very knowledgeable , fun and welcoming! We highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful trip and full of information. Staff were lovely and so helpful, Saw lots of animals. Free binoculars supplied to help you see things

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Reviewed 1 week ago

These trips are a definite for your bucket list when you visit the Oban area. The sea and the islands you travel past are nothing short of amazing. White-tailed sea eagles, red deer, lions mane jellyfish, seals both grey and common, goats, harbour porpoise and...More

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SeafariAdventures, Owner at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are very fortunate to be able to run our wildlife trips in such a beautiful location and to have the fascinating World's third largest whirlpool on the doorstep too. The variety wildlife is plentiful, but it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been on this twice now and both times I haven’t seen anything amazing. For the last hour we never saw any nature. I will definitely not be returning. The staff were friendly but we didn’t pay £84 to speak to friendly people we...More

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback - we are sorry that you feel disappointed with your experience with us. We are unable to identify which day and time you went out with us. We operate Wildlife Tours and, with wildlife, we will never offer any guarantees...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good trip and nice to see and enjoy the sealife. Seen a lot of animals and it was nice to see the enthousiamse of the crew. Very nice!

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Leo - we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

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gpiperiga
28 June 2018|
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Response from GCBPendle | Reviewed this property |
If you look at Seafari Oban website, it shows you the days and times that their trips are available. It cost us £45 each, it does seem expensive but in my opinion worth it. We stayed in Oban and travelled to where The... More
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JacquieFletcher
11 June 2018|
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Response from Sarahlaver | Reviewed this property |
It is a one hour and 45 mins.
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antcoundon
4 August 2017|
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Response from SeafariAdventures | Property representative |
Hi there - the number 418 bus goes from outside the Bank of Scotland which is opposite the railway station - the bus comes to the harbour square in Ellenabeich where we are based. The bus does not run on a Sunday.
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