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Sea Life Surveys

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| Tobermory Pier, Tobermory PA75 6NR, Scotland
+44 1688 302916
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Best boat trip ever!

I went to the Isle of Mull because for years I had absolutely no luck trying to spot dolphins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicole F
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Fantastic day's wildlife watching

Lovely sized boat, friendly and extremely knowledgeable guides, and at ton of great sightings. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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 Dolphin Trust in 1992, Sea Life Surveys is still actively conducting a research programme focused on the Minke whale and contributing directly to marine conservation.
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| Tobermory Pier, Tobermory PA75 6NR, Scotland
+44 1688 302916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Isle of Mull because for years I had absolutely no luck trying to spot dolphins around Scotland and Ireland. I knew there can never be any guarantees when trying to spot wildlife, be it on land or water, but I figured...More

1  Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely sized boat, friendly and extremely knowledgeable guides, and at ton of great sightings. The crew managed to find us harbour porpoise, common dolphin and minke whale, as well as a host of common and rare seabirds. Hot drinks kept the wind chill at bay,...More

Thank JoshyArbs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shortly after setting out on the boat the weather deteriorated and we had a torrential downpour - way outside the scope of the organisers and added to the roughness of the trip which had unfortunate consequences for some passengers. However, the guides were very informative...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going out on a boat and viewing sea life has been on the 'to do' list for ages and one of the main reasons for visiting Mull. We went out on 2nd Aug, the day was nice and the sun was out. Its called wild...More

Thank MrsG1996
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our second trip with Sea life Surveys and WOW WHAT A TRIP! The guides were very informative throughout the trip informing us of where we were going and what wildlife to look out for ie manx shearwaters for minkie whales and feeding gulls for porpoises....More

Thank dancer5482
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I took a four-hour cruise on the Sula Beag as part of a Nature Scotland tour. The boat is large with plenty of space to walk about on two decks, and also in indoor area should it rain. There were plenty of knowledgeable and enthusiastic...More

Thank tafwys
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly yet professional staff Great knowledge of birds and sea creatures Saw two sea eagles, harbour porpoises, 5 minke whales, a seal, gannets diving, lots of other sea birds and dolphins playing around our boat!! Skipper took time to take boat over to where we...More

Thank carolyn h
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I've been going out with Sea Life Surveys for the past 4 seasons and I'm always impressed. As long as you understand that wildlife does not appear to order, then this is a great day out. The guides are very knowledgeable and know the places...More

Thank Philippa B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I took the 6.5 hour whale-watching trip on 24th July and had an amazing time! Harry, the tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly, making the effort to chat to individuals. The volunteers, Andy and Lyndsey, were also very knowledgeable and great at...More

Thank Meryl V
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We took the four hour trip and dropped lucky with the calm weather. We didn't see a whale until about an hour in, but after that they came regularly, often far off, but the buzz of excitement when somebody called "Minke at nine o'clock!" or...More

1  Thank Mark B
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Clare O
13 September 2016|
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Response from Jo C | Reviewed this property |
There was a lady in a wheelchair on our trip and the guys on the boat were really helpful and looked after her, made sure she could see what was going on, and that she had a good as trip as everybody else.
17 January 2016|
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Response from lteacher_7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were able to go back and go out on another day but they also offer refunds if that is not possible