Where and when to see marine wildlife in Scotland

From puffins to orcas, Scotland has no shortage of fascinating marine life. We are an island country after all! Take the time to get up close to some of nature’s most incredible beings in their beautiful coastal and marine habitats, and experience awe-inspiring moments of connection with nature.

Here’s our guide on where and when to see Scotland’s marine wildlife.

A Stand Up Paddleboarding lesson by Basking Shark Scotland at Ganavan Bay, Oban

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