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Common seals and their new born Pups
Oban Seal colony © David Livingstone

1 Hour short trip to the seal colony.

From £10 per adult

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March — October

on a one hour journey starting from Oban's Railway Pier next to the train station. Aboard "MV Purple Heather" you sail across Oban Bay past Dunollie Castle and Hutcheson's Monument on Kerrera to the seal colony in the Firth of Lorne.

Sailing times are 10am/11am/1230/2pm/3pm/4pm depending on demand there could be more sailings after 4pm

on a one hour journey starting from Oban's Railway Pier next to the train station. Aboard "MV Purple Heather" you sail across Oban Bay past Dunollie Castle and Hutcheson's Monument on Kerrera to the seal colony in the Firth of Lorne to include open views on Mull and Lismore.


Along the way there's an abundance of wildlife to spot like all kinds of sea birds such as White-Tailed Sea Eagles, Common Cormorants and many other species, of course seals basking in their natural unspoiled surroundings,You will also be able to see a local Salmon farm just behind Kerrera, and you might even see otters and maybe even Dolphins - all set in the beautiful and stunning scenery of the Scottish West Coast. The gallery below will give you a first glance.


Allan's son's commentary throughout will give you a good insight in local, history and nature aspects spiced with a few good laughs and anecdotes.

Contact details

Allan's Boat Trips
Station RD
Oban
Argyll and Bute
Scotland
PA34 4LW

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Disabled Access Level Access
Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
Starting
Oban
Length
1
Hour
Transport
Boat
Type
Bespoke Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure Castles Family History Landscapes Outdoor Activities Wildlife

Tour prices

From

  • £10 Per Adult
  • £5 Per child

Attractions

Tour company information

Allan's Boat Trips

Local skipper Allan Strang and his son's invite you... ... on a one hour journey starting from Oban's Railway Pier next to the train station. Aboard "MV Purple Heather" you sail across Oban Bay past Dunollie Castle and Hutcheson's Monument on Kerrera to the seal colony in the Firth of Lorne to include open views on Mull and Lismore.

Opening times

Our sailing times are 10am/11am/1230/2pm/3pm/4pm depending on demand, the sailing times may change a day to day basis.
Best to phone on the day.

All sailings are weather permitting.

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