Swim With Seals
Join us on a trip to the Hebrides to visit a stunning secluded lagoon. Guided by marine biologists you can snorkel, kayak, SUP or even wild swim alongside curious seals. A whole day of adventure, look out for whales, dolphins and eagles on the boat!
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. Sometimes these curious animals will swim over to greet us when we arrive! Our guides will explain how to get the best interaction with these wild animals, and also show you all the wonderful critters hiding amongst the kelp.
Seals 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.
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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.
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