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Minke whale surfaces close tour boat
Sea of the Hebrides © Basking Shark Scotland

Whale and Dolphin Watching

From £150 per adult

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May — September

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A full day of ocean wildlife watching in the Sea of Hebrides, a recognised marine wildlife hotspot on the Hebrides Whale Trail. Join our team of marine biologists as we search for dolphins, whales and more!

Our tour starts in Oban (Dunstaffnage Marina) and using our fast RIBS we can take you to the whale and dolphin grounds quickly and comfortably. We also have an option to join the tour from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.

Join our marine biologist guides on an ocean discovery and let us show you some amazing marine wildlife!

We'll spend our tour exploring the Inner Hebrides around Mull, Coll & Small Isles a designated hotspot on the Hebrides Whale Trail, and now a MPA for minke whales. We will see both coastline and open ocean giving you the best chances to see a range of species.

The main whale species we see is minke, along with common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and porpoises. There is always a chance of basking shark sightings, along with other rare wildlife - such as the last members of the west coast orca pod, rissos dolphins and even sunfish!

We also see a lot of seabirds on our tours which are very abundant during summer months. The main species are puffin, guilliemot, razorbill, manx shearwater and gannets. We also pass by areas where white tailed sea eagles are resident and have very good chance to see them too.

Though we can offer full days of wildlife watching, both our seal and lagoon day trip and puffin and seabird tour have excellent opportunities for spotting whales and dolphins too!

COVID-19 information

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Contact details

Basking Shark Scotland
Dunstaffnage Marina
PA37 1PX

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Mull Oban Oban, Mull and Lorn Tobermory & North Mull
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Castles Island Hopping Landscapes Outdoor Activities Photography Whisky Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £150 Per Adult
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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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