SUP sessions off the coast of Oban

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SUP - Stand Up Paddleboarding

We run a variety of SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding) tours based from Oban and the neighbouring islands. Ranging from 2 hour beginner & sunset sessions to longer missions and boat based exploring.

The Argyll coastline in host to an abundance of beaches and sea lochs, perfect for exploring by paddle-board. Join us on a SUP adventure to see the coast from a different perspective. Our 2 hr sessions are perfect to test the waters, and our offshore boat trips give you plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife like seals and dolphins!

Our boat trips give you the opportunity to explore hard to reach destinations, where you can paddle along side unique landscapes in the wildlife haven of the Hebrides.

Our shorter or introductory sessions are suitable for complete beginners where we start from the beach in shallow water. Our boat tours can also be suitable for beginners but please enquire before hand. Everyone participating should be a competent swimmer.

We can take a maximum SUP group size of 8, our SUP sessions and boat based tours have a minimum number of participants needed which varies between activities.

SUP-ing can be tricky in windy conditions, so ideally we need light winds. We know the coast and local area well so we can advise what is possible with many areas of shelter available.

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From £40 per adult

Departure days

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

January — December

Contact details

Basking Shark Scotland

Dunstaffnage Marina
PA37 1PX

Tour information


  • Mull
  • Oban
  • Oban, Mull and Lorn
  • Tobermory & North Mull


1 Day


  • Boat
  • Kayak


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


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Family
  • Island Hopping
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £40 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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