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Sea of the Hebrides

St Kilda, Mingulay & Barra Basking Sharks

Join us on the ultimate adventure to the Outer Hebrides. Based from Barra, we explore the remote and uninhabited islands surrounding including St Kilda. On the edge of the Atlantic, these dramatic looking islands are home to an abundance of wildlife.

Tour At A Glance

  • Low impact small group guided by marine biologist
  • Seven Activity Days
  • Available May
  • £1075 per person
  • Snorkelling or boat based passengers
  • Based from Castlebay Marina, Isle of Barra

Tour Description

Our Outer Hebrides adventure is a trip you will never forget, with just one a year availability is very limited!

A time of year where the weather is usually calmer and the first sightings of basking sharks in the area are usually recorded. The exposed location of these islands can be challenging but also makes for a unique trip not many have experienced.

We will land on uninhabited white sand beaches where the only company will be thousands of seabirds and a large colony of grey seals! There are some amazing view points for those keen on hiking, and beautiful bays to take a dip for those interested in wild swimming.

Snorkelling at the wreck of the politician is another highlight, and a great bit of local history. There is a good chance to see the resident pod of bottlenose dolphins, as well as other cetaceans passing by.

Our 2022 expedition starts May 20th, join us to get off the beaten path and explore the seas of the Hebrides!

COVID-19 information

Safe Travels

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From £1075 per adult

Departure days

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

May — June

Contact details

Basking Shark Scotland

Dunstaffnage Marina
PA37 1PX

Key facilities

  • Parking

Tour information


  • Barra
  • Castlebay


7 Days


  • Boat


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Castles
  • Geology
  • Island Hopping
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £1075 Per Adult

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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 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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