Snorkel experience in Oban

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Experience Snorkelling

The North Argyll Snorkel Trail in Oban was founded in 2022, giving you some of the best highlights of our underwater world. Join our marine biologist guides and instructors to discover what lies beneath the waves.

  • 3 hours to introduce snorkelling on Argyll’s coast
  • Discover cold water reefs, kelp forests and seagrass meadows
  • Learn about the wildlife and critters from our expert guides
  • See colourful macro life to shimmering shoals of fish
  • Visit responsibly guided by a marine biologist

Once you arrive at the snorkel site your instructor will meet you and guide you through your equipment. They will provide you with ample time to discuss and ask questions before getting in the water.

We will help you change into your wetsuit, and demonstrate the use of the fins, mask and snorkel, as well as provide our top snorkelling tips!

We can spend up to 90min in the water, but the session is yours so you can choose how long to stay in for.

Once out you can get dry, enjoy a hot chocolate and talk about all the amazing critters you saw.

To learn more about which species can be seen, check out our underwater wildlife guide.

From £60 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Basking Shark Scotland

Oban Transit Marina
Corran Esplanade
PA34 5PZ

Tour information


  • Oban


½ Day


  • Bespoke
  • Medium Group (17-30)
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £60 Per Adult £40 Per Child

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Basking Shark Scotland

Tour company information

Basking Shark Scotland

We specialise in adventure wildlife tourism, offering transformation experiences snorkelling and wild swimming around the Inner Hebrides. Our basking shark specific tours are seasonal so we also run many other wildlife & watersports tours, charters and overseas expeditions. Look out for our shore based experience snorkelling - a perfect introduction to the wealth of marine life below the waves.

Opening times

Office (home) open Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri - 0930-1600
Different tours operate at different times of year. Main season usually Apr-Oct.

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