Sealife Adventures run Whale search and Wildlife watching boat trips from our pontoon on the mainland near Oban on the west coast of Scotland.
The area is exceptional for porpoise, minke whales, dolphins, basking sharks, otters and seals. Bird watching highlights include sea eagles, golden eagles, puffins and a great variety of seabirds. The Firth of Lorn Special Area of Conservation / Marine Protected Area is one of the few sites in Scotland to have enjoyed a high level of long term protection.
Sealife Adventures run 3 and 4 hour tours, all of which visit the Corryvreckan whirlpool. All ages welcome!
All of our trips operate in the one of the most highly protected marine areas in Britain. The Firth of Lorne is a Special Area of Conservation and a Marine Protected Area, where damaging fishing methods have been banned for a decade. As a result we have healthy fish populations which provide rich feeding grounds and a hotspot for sightings of whales, porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks and an amazing abundance of sea birds. Porpoise populations have increased by 286% over the past 10 years and are of international importance.
We schedule our trips at different times each day according to the tides so that you are in the best location at the optimal time to see feeding activity.
All trips include the Corryvreckan whirlpool, Ballachuan Hazelwood (a Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve), dramatic sea cliffs and uninhabited islands where golden and sea eagles are resident. The rugged coastline is home to otters, deer and wild goats.