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Whirlpool Special (3 & 4 hours)

We run these trips during big, spring tides when the whirlpool is at its most dramatic. You will experience the thrill and power of the infamous Corryvreckan – a trip to remember!

The power of the whirlpool depends on the tides (which are predictable) and the sea state (which is less predictable). Every two weeks there are big ‘spring tides’ when the whirlpool is at its most active at the height of the flood and ebb tide. The tides change direction every six hours (slack water) and run at their strongest mid-way between slacks. These trips are timed to put you at the whirlpool during its strongest run. If you are looking for a high-spirited adventure, than this is the trip for you!
In the stronger tides you will see the whirlpool at its most dramatic, this can make spotting wildlife more difficult in the whirlpool areas. However, since these trips follow a similar route to the 3 & 4 hour Corryvreckan Wildlife Cruise we would still expect to see a good diversity of species.

From £52 per adult

Departure days

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

January — December

Contact details

Sealife Adventures

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Clachan Seil
PA34 4TL

Key facilities

  • Parking

Tour information


  • Seil


½ Day


  • Boat


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £52 Per Adult £49 Per Child

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Sealife Adventures

Tour company information

Sealife Adventures

Experience wildlife and whale watching boat trips in one of the longest protected areas in Scotland, including the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool. Cruises depart from Seil, near Oban - All ages welcome! The local Special Area of Conservation is one of the best protected areas in Scotland and a hotspot for sightings of porpoise, minke whales, dolphins, basking sharks, otters and seals. The uninhabited islands and dramatic sea cliffs are also home to sea eagles, golden eagles, puffins and a great variety of seabirds. 5* TripAdvisor -Sealife Adventures- https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/

Opening times

1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018

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