Seafari Adventures, Oban's original VisitScotland 4* Wildlife Experience. Visit the Gulf of Corryvreckan (World's Third Largest Whirlpool). Porpoise, Dolphins, Whales, Eagles, Seals, Otter. Full commentary. Also day tours to Colonsay, Iona and Staffa
Seafari Adventures are Oban's original Visit Scotland 4* marine wildlife tour operator, Tours depart throughout the day visiting the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the World's Third Largest Whirlpool Area. 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. All Seafari boats are high speed Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats, purpose built for wildlife watching. Our boats are driven by one of our highly experienced skippers and crewed by a qualified wildlife guide.
The Corryvreckan Wildlife Tour is our most popular tour. Visit The Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the World's Third Largest Whirlpool. Wildlife includes (depending on season) Porpoise, Dolphins, Whales, Basking Shark, Atlantic Grey Seals, Common Seals, Otter, White Tailed Sea Eagle, Golden eagle, Gannets, Guillemots and a host of other seabirds and raptors. Red deer, Fallow deer and Goats are seen on the islands. Our informative wildlife guide/crew offers an interactive commentary on all wildlife, history and folklore. This 2 hour nature spectacular is set amongst the many islands in the area. The scenery is spectacular with both woodlands and cliffs.
Whirlpool Specials - These tours are timed to see the Whirlpool in full flow during Spring Tides. Whirlpools are more clearly defined when the tide flows east. (ebb tide) These trips occur perhaps 20 times a year so please see our website for dates and times of departure.
From the comfort of our cabin RIBs
Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours.
The area is a rich feeding ground for Minke Whale (and basking shark). As a responsible wildife operator we will not offer whalewatching tours unless we have been seeing whales in the area. Please ask our staff when we last saw whales before deciding to book. In general the tour includes a visit to the whale feeding grounds west of the Gulf of Corryvreckan and further out to sea south of the Garvellach Islands.
Iona and Staffa Day Tour (including Puffin Colony) - departs 0945
Iona is just 75 minutes travel time from Easdale. Spend 2.5 hours ashore on Iona arriving before the crowds. Visit the Abbey and Nunnery as well as the wonderful sandy beaches. Depart Iona 2.15pm and head to Staffa viewing Fingal's Cave and the Basalt columns before heading back to easdale via Carsaig Arches. Return Easdale circa 1630.
This tour coincides with the 418 service bus Oban to Easdale
Boats are available for private charter - we are happy to assist you plan your customised tour and we offer a fast inter island taxi/ferry service specialising in remote locations. Seafari Marine Services are Northern Lighthouse Board's contracted boat transport suppliers. Our skippers have an unparallelled knowledge of 'remote locations and landing spots'