Shark fans, you don't have to go overseas to see your favourite fish, as basking sharks are known to frequent the Scottish coast. Set sail from Oban, travelling through the Sound of Mull, taking in historical sights and meet seals, whales, eagles, seabirds and dolphins on your journey. Under the guidance of an expert, arrive at the target area of Coll and Tiree and search the local 'hotspots' for the world's second largest fish. Locating these majestic beasts is never guaranteed, but is certainly likely. Observe behaviour to make sure the animal is relaxed before joining them in the water for an incredible experience. With loads of wildlife to spot and so much to learn, this is an unforgettable day exploring UK sea life!
This is a seasonal experience that runs between May and September.
Minimum age 18. Participants need to be reasonably fit to undertake a full day at sea. Not recommended for anyone susceptible to sea sickness. As this involves boats with ladders, it's unsuitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility restrictions.
This experience is cancelled in adverse weather conditions, please contact the venue before setting off if in doubt.
8 - 9 hrs
Lasts between eight and nine hours with a break for lunch (refreshments and snacks are provided but please bring along a packed lunch).
Numbers on the Day
There are a maximum of 11 participants on the boat.
Life jackets are provided. Please wear sensible shoes and wrap up warm in chillier weather. A change of clothes is recommended. Binoculars and information guides are available onboard, but don't forget your camera to capture those wildlife close ups.