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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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Our second trip in 3 years- coming back in 2018!!!

We had an amazing trip 3 years ago and booked again for August bank holiday 2017. What a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emma C
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Halifax, United Kingdom
What a great trip!

Wasn't sure if we would get to go because of the weather or lack of numbers but delighted when we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CliveD1802
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Milton Keynes, 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” (49 reviews)
“red deer” (54 reviews)
“sea birds” (61 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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B844 | Southwest of Oban, Seil Island, Ellenabeich PA34 4RF, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing trip 3 years ago and booked again for August bank holiday 2017. What a fantastic few hours!!! Again! Great trip leader and skipper- really informative about the history of the islands we sailed around and sought out special areas of interest...More

Thank Emma C
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow Emma - thank you so much ! Always good to welcome back returning customers so we are so pleased you had a great time out with us .... sounds like the wildlife really put on a show for you ! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't sure if we would get to go because of the weather or lack of numbers but delighted when we got our confirmation email. That was the first delight of a trip that had everything. Helpful, informative staff, think our guide was Sarah, exciting trip...More

Thank CliveD1802
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review Clive - so pleased you had a wonderful time with us ... yes, getting the otters is always a bonus ! Many thanks for recommending us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from a very early start with the awesome crew at seafari. We went for the whirlpool special, where the focus is not on the amazing wildlife on display (despite this we still saw all sorts of birds including 2 white tailed eagles),...More

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

Thank you so much Pete for taking the time to submit a review .... especially after your early start ! We are so pleased you agree our Whirlpool Specials are just that and thank you for recommending us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and 10 others from my work went on the seafari last Saturday and it was phenomenal! From the experienced tour guides to the high speed boat. We seen dolphins whales and eagles. Would defiantly reccomened.

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

Thanks Pamela - great to meet you guys and we had fun out on the water with you. Thanks for recommending us !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A most enjoyable trip. We saw seals, porpoises, deer, golden eagles, otters and lots of different seabirds. Our guide Sarah was very informative. The waterproofs kept us warm and dry and the boat was well equipped and comfortable, despite being fast-moving. Would like to go...More

1  Thank JoyceNLiz
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joyce and Liz - so pleased you had a great time out with us - many thanks for the the review - yes, you must join us for a Whirlpool Special next time - they are great fun ! Many thanks for recommending us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was exciting and great fun going very fast in this very safe-feeling boat.. The waterproofs provided kept us warm and dry. My best bit was seeing the porpoises backs, I think there were two, so close to the boat. I only wished we could...More

Thank rosalind mary a
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review Rosalind and we are so pleased you managed to get at least a glimpse of porpoise !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had this on my bucket list for 20 years so really special to be able to take part in this trip with Seafari. Staff very helpful. All equipment provided and timings ran as scheduled. Even my 91 year old father came back grinning from the...More

Thank Mary C
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mary - thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review and we are so pleased you've managed to tick the Corryvreckan Whirlpools off your bucket list ! We were so pleased to see the big grin on your father's face on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour and staff had a superstar trip would recommend it to anyone of any age my daughter wasn't sure about going on but after some encouragement she did and said she was glad she hadn't missed it

1  Thank simonles1970
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Simon - thank you so much for the review and we are so pleased your daughter had a wonderful time although she was a wee bit hesitant at first ! Many thanks for recommending us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second trip out with Seafari - another great experience and opportunity to see the beautiful scenery and wildlife in the Firth of Lorne. Brilliant, well organised staff who made the trip more enjoyable with their informative commentary. The Corrywreckan put on a good show...More

Thank MungoSeil
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review - it's always good to welcome back returning customers and we are so pleased you had a great time out with us - thank you for recommending us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my husband on a wee break away from Edinburgh. We had a great time and the staff were very interesting and informative about the surrounding areas and wildlife. Totally recommended :)

Thank BorisKarloff1
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - we are so pleased you had a great time over here on the West Coast - thank you for recommending us !

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antcoundon
4 August 2017|
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Response from mmcguffie | Reviewed this property |
Sorry went by car, but there defiantly is a bus that goes there as I saw it , and there is a open top tourist bus as well
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brijesh s
3 June 2017|
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Response from SeafariAdventures | Property representative |
We agree with all comments above ! Obviously taking any electronic equipment is at your own risk but usually if you have a decent waterproof case it should be protected from any sea spray we might get on board. There are... More
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dan b
27 March 2017|
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Response from SeafariAdventures | Property representative |
Hi Dan - thanks for your enquiry. You are right, our minimum age for children is normally 4 years old. It is possible for us to take younger children but the skipper will only make the decision on the day based on the sea... More
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