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Visit the stunning lagoon to swim, snorkel, kayak and sup with seals or relax and watch from the boat!
Isle of Coll Lagoon © Basking Shark Scotland

Swim With Seals

From £130 per adult

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March — October

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Join us on an offshore trip to visit the stunning sheltered lagoon. The tour is guided by marine biologists with activity options of snorkelling, kayaking or SUPing with Seals. Whales, dolphins, seabirds and eagles can be seen on the journey there!

Seal & Lagoon tours run between March and October. On the trip we visit a very special lagoon, well protected from the wind and one of the sunniest places in the UK. Our journey starts in Oban but we also offer a pick up in Tobermory, Isle of Mull.

At the lagoon, the water is crystal clear from the unpolluted Atlantic Ocean with a white shell sand beach, surrounded by fringing kelp forest reefs. This marine paradise holds a large resident seal colony which we snorkel with, holding both the common/harbour seal and its' bigger cousin the grey seal. Usually when we turn up, there are many seals that swim around the boat, just coming over to say hello. Once we all get in the water then play time begins, with all the seals zooming around us! They are perfectly adapted to the environment, unlike us who need wetsuits to stay warm and fins to be able to move around in the water. This tour is suitable for passengers wanting to swim, kayak, SUP or just relax and soak up the beautiful environment. The water clarity is some of the best we’ve seen in Scotland and is only a few metres deep. This means no need for heavy dive gear or qualifications as everything can be seen from the surface.

With the clarity, shelter, abundant marine life and shallow depth, it’s perfect for beginners however experienced guests will be equally blown away by this place.

Kids really enjoy this trip with lots of stops and activities to keep them interested throughout the day, making it perfect for all the family. With lots to discover above and below the waves, it’s also a great way to introduce them to the marine environment. 

Contact details

Basking Shark Scotland
Dunstaffnage Marina
PA37 1PX
Mull Oban Oban, Mull and Lorn Tobermory & North Mull
Boat Kayak
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Canoeing/Kayaking Family Island Hopping Landscapes Outdoor Activities Photography Whisky Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £130 Per Adult
  • £100 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


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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