Seafari Adventures (Oban)

Boat Tour

Easdale, By Oban, Argyll, PA34 4RF

    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'

    5 Wildlife Experience
    Wild Scotland
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Limited Winter Sailings due to weather. Please telephone or e mail. We aim to respond to e mails within 24 hours.


    • Level Access Seafari (Oban) welcomes disabled passengers. Boats have removable seats so wheelchairs can be accommodated. Front parent/child seats are extended so child can be held secure. Weather/sea conditions must be suitable. Please discuss at time of booking,
    • Picnic Area


    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Road Directions

    We operate from the picturesque conservation village of Easdale. Follow the A816 south from Oban (for about 8 miles) or north from Lochgilphead (for about 26 miles) and turn right or left onto the B844. Follow the brown "Seafari" tourist signs over the famous "Bridge over the Atlantic"onto the Island of Seil. Keep following the brown "Seafari" signs untill you reach Easdale. Satnav postcode is PA34 4TB.

    Public Transport Directions

    Public Transport - West Coast Motors Service 418 operates between Oban and Easdale 5 times a day (except Sunday) Make sure you disembark at Easdale (look out for the village square with a crane in the centre)

    Alternatively catch the morning Oban open top bus tour, get off at easdale for your boat tour. Return to Oban on the afternoon Open bus tour service. Please ask the bus driver for details


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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Staff have specialised disability knowledge or skills (e.g. sign language)


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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