Welcome to Basking Shark Scotland. We offer basking shark, 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 stunning area.
Based from Oban we offer wildlife adventures around the Inner Hebrides seeking out interactions with basking sharks and the abundant wildlife of our stunning area. In addition to our popular basking shark or seal & lagoon tour day tours, our multi day ‘Hebridean Experiences’ are two day to week long basking shark and adventure tours round the islands. Itineraries also include puffin watching in the Treshnish Isles and visiting the volcanic wonder of Fingal’s Cave.
Our tours run from April-October with June to August being the peak season. Our area of operation is known as the best worldwide basking shark 'hotspot' and is also widely known 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, harbour & grey seals, porpoises, eagles, otters, puffins and many species of seabird. All tours are guided with our marine biologist staff and run to our specific code of conduct and environmental accreditations for operating around wildlife.
We have fast cabin RIBS and multi day tours to the islands have shore based accommodation to have the best combination for wildlife watching and comfort. Tours have many activity options such as snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding, diving or just staying on board and enjoying the view! Families and children are most welcome but under 16's must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. For all our tour options please look through our comprehensive website, online calendar and booking system.
Full equipment 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.
In addition to our wildlife tours we also have a dedicated scuba diving business. Dive Oban & Argyll is based from Dunstaffnage Marina a few miles to the east of Oban. The Argyll coastline has wonderful diving sites ranging from the classic Sound of Mull wrecks to stunning soft coral reefs and kelp forests.