Welcome to Basking Shark Scotland
We are the only dedicated Basking Shark tour based from Oban, Scotland.
We offer shark and wildlife excursions & snorkel safaris to the inner hebrides where our mission is to provide great interactions with basking sharks and the abundant wildlife of our area. Our main focus is boat based and in-water swimming experiences with the sharks along with seals and spectacular wild swimming locations. We also run island exploration, scuba diving, hiking, history and whisky tours.
Our tours run from May-Sept with June, July and August being the peak season.The shark migrate to the area in this time to feed on the abundant plankton along with possible breeding and social interactions.
Our area of operation is known as a shark 'hotspot' and is also widely know as one of the best areas in Scotland for abundant marine wildlife. In addition to the regular shark sightings we also see Minke Whales, Common & Bottlenose Dolphins, Common & Grey Seals, Porpoises, Eagles, Otters, Puffins and many species of seabird.Combine all of this wildlife with stunning scenery, volcanic wonders of Fingal’s cave, historical landscape of castles abbeys and ruins then the powerful Corryvreckan whirlpool - there is a huge amount to take in.
Full gear hire available which includes 7mm thick wetsuits, hood, gloves, boots, fins, mask and snorkel. All of this designed to keep you warm. We also provide hot & cold drinks aboard the boat along with delicious home baking.