Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Marine Life Centres

Barcaldine, Connel, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1SE

    Join us for a great family day out in the stunning surroundings of Loch Creran. Visit the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, home to a spectacular aquarium as well as Scotland's leading Seal Hosiptal.

    Journey through over 60 marine displays and get up and close to majestic sharks, graceful rays and enchanting seahorses. Meet our adorable seals and hear the touching stories behind their rescues. Look out for rare Red Squirrels and other local wildlife as you explore our Nutkins Nature Trail, before taking a well deserved rest in our Shoreline Coffee Shop.

    With fun talks, feeding of our creatures, kids quiz trail and our Forest Adventure Play Area, there's plenty for the whole family to enjoy whatever the weather.

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    4 Visitor Attraction
    Mobility difficulties
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm)


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Gluten Free
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access
    • Picnic Area


    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Oban Station in Town Centre go to Bus Station (also in Town Centre) and take Fort William bus along A828 stopping at the Scottish SEALIFE Sanctuary en-route.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Oban Ferry Terminal walk to Town Centre (max 5 minutes) and take Fort William bus along A828. Stopping at the Scottish SEALIFE Sanctuary en-route. Alternatively drive north towards Fort William, go over Connel Bridge and  the Scottish SEALIFE Sanctuary is about six miles further on along A828.

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