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Our large floodlights hanging under the boat in a sheltered bay!
Oban © Basking Shark Scotland

Night Snorkelling & Swimming

From £85 per adult

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September — April

Join us for a completely unique experience during the Autumn, Winter and Spring from Oban!

Tour at a Glance

  • Exciting Autumn-Winter-Sping Tour!
  • Small Groups - Minimum 4 - Max 6 Snorkellers
  • £85 per person + hire gear if required
  • Unique Experience to see Nocturnal Marine Life
  • Starts/Ends Dunstaffnage Marina, Oban

During the darker months we do a lot of night diving in the shallows where there is a lot of nocturnal life! This the perfect environment for snorkelling at night! The conditions here are calm and benign meaning you can focus on looking where you torch points. As your attention is focussed into this narrow beam you focus on spotting a lot more marine life! 

Our floodlights on the boat enhance the experience by having a huge pool of light which creates an amazing atmosphere to the snorkel! Once out of the pool of light we'll try and see some bioluminescence too.

This is a truly unique experience and with only a small group it's a really special trip.

During the Autumn months the water is as warm as the summer as the sea is warmed by the Gulf Stream. The early spring is a little colder in the water however our 8mm hire suits for around an hours snorkel is no problem at all! The main thing is to make sure the fit is good, so make sure you choose your size well from our size charts.

Contact details

Basking Shark Scotland
Dunstaffnage Marina
PA37 1PX

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Oban Oban, Mull and Lorn
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Family Landscapes Outdoor Activities Photography Sporting Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £85 Per Adult


Tour company information

Basking Shark Scotland

We specialise in adventure wildlife tourism, offering transformation experiences swimming with basking sharks around the Inner Hebrides. The sharks are seasonal visitors to our coastlines so we also run many other wildlife & watersports tours, charters and overseas expeditions. Along with an active science programme on the sharks.

Opening times

Tours March-October

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