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Seafari Adventures

#1 of 2 things to do in Ellenabeich Features Animals
B844 | Southwest of Oban, Seil Island, Ellenabeich PA34 4RF, Scotland
+44 1852 300003
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Great trip out, excellent skipper and knowledgeable host

I've been on one of these ribs before in Portugal, you sit on them as you would a horse. Back then... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
martinwjordan
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glasgow
Corryvreckan

Throughly enjoyed our trip, found the info very interesting. Unfortunately we did not see dolphins... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
_dmacdougall40
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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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Seafari Adventures are Oban's 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Based in Easdale, 16 miles south of Oban they have a fleet of powerful RIBs which are purpose designed and built to ensure you maximum viewing opportunities. Tours depart throughout the day visiting the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the World's Third Largest Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins, whales and basking sharks feed in these food rich waters along with many seals and the occasional otter. There are deer on the islands and seabirds in the skies which are also home to both the white tailed sea eagle and golden eagle. This two hour nature spectacular is set amongst the many islands in the area. The scenery is spectacular with both woodlands and cliffs. All Seafari boats are high speed Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats purpose built for wildlife and nature watching. Boats are driven by one of our highly experienced skippers and crewed by a qualified wildlife guide. Using our cabin RIBs we are able to offer whale watching tours and day tours to Iona, Staffa and the local Puffin colony. Private charters are also available.
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“wildlife tour” (45 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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B844 | Southwest of Oban, Seil Island, Ellenabeich PA34 4RF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been on one of these ribs before in Portugal, you sit on them as you would a horse. Back then i got soaked and it was somewhat uncomfortable. This is the difference made when you have a good skipper / driver who can navigate...More

Thank martinwjordan
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Martin - thank you so much for this comprehensive review - we are so pleased you had a wonderful time out with us. Our skippers are very experienced and we always say that this is not an adrenaline ride - this tour is about seeing...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Throughly enjoyed our trip, found the info very interesting. Unfortunately we did not see dolphins or whales but seen seals, goats, deer and a sea eagle on Scarba Island. History on Corryvreckan very interesting. 1st photo us on Corryvreckan. 2nd us ready for our trip....More

Thank _dmacdougall40
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review - we are so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed the trip ! Unfortunately wildlife can't be predicted so the dolphins didn't play ball but pleased you had a great time with us. Thank you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the wildlife boat trip and it was absolutely amazing. We saw a huge pod of dolphins. Steve and Roy altered the route so that we could see them- there were about 30 dolphins diving, swimming alongside the boat and having a look at...More

Thank Rebecca Jane W
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Rebecca - thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - the dolphins that day were pretty spectacular ! You had a great day for wildlife ! Thank you for recommending us.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on the Seafari wild life experience. The people are professional and friendly. Your well looked after and feel safe from the moment you meet the people running the boats. The wildlife knowledge of Roy was excellent and our skipper handled the boat expertly and...More

Thank Steve G
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Steve - Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we are all so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that you had a "great experience" - thank you for recommending us !

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely brilliant, we highly recommend this trip to all. Lots to see and great to learn more about the local history. Once you've done the trip stick around to look at the area fantastic views and great food in local bar.

Thank Maureen P
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for calling us a "must do" !! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us ! Thanks for recommending us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had an exciting trip around Mull and I want to say thankyou to the owner (Tony) and his son for having been so nice with us. They are really special people who made my son very happy - although they had a busy...More

Thank Francesco B
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello ! Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review and we are so pleased your son enjoyed his wee jaunt around the sound of Mull. As Tony and Iain were just around the corner at Rubha nan Gall they were very happy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful drive from Oban down to Easdale. You get your weather gear for the boat trip on the pier and set off on a very scenic 2 hour trip with great landscapes, amazing Corryvrevkan Whirlpool and if you are lucky you will see birds and...More

1  Thank Fridtjof B
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Fridtjof for taking the time to submit a review - so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us and that you were on the right time for the whirlpools ! Many thanks for recommending us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our 2 hour wildlife trip! It seemed expensive but definitely worth it, a very memorable experience! We saw seals, porpoises, goats and birds, and learnt a lot about the islands. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank carly942
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carly - Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - So pleased you both enjoyed your time with us - thanks for recommending us !

Reviewed 1 week ago

Me, my wife and my 9 year old son went out on a Wildlife trip last week whilst on holiday in Oban and I can definately say this was one of the highlights of the week.The tidal conditions in the Corryvreckan area make for some...More

1  Thank Mark D
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Mark for taking the time to write this wonderful review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your time out with Niall and Claire .... and that your son enjoyed the Whirlpools ! Hopefully see you again and thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking scenery with knowledgeable and very friendly staff. Because you need to be at a distance from the wildlife, just expect to enjoy the experience; unless you have a telephoto lens, you will not get good pictures. The only thing that prevented this from being...More

1  Thank Krisok51
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review - we acknowledge the points you raise regarding the binoculars and we can look into increasing the amount of binoculars we issue. The reason why, in general, we tend to issue one pair between 2...More

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brijesh s
3 June 2017|
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Response from SeafariAdventures | Property representative |
We agree with all comments above ! Obviously taking any electronic equipment is at your own risk but usually if you have a decent waterproof case it should be protected from any sea spray we might get on board. There are... More
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dan b
27 March 2017|
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Response from SeafariAdventures | Property representative |
Hi Dan - thanks for your enquiry. You are right, our minimum age for children is normally 4 years old. It is possible for us to take younger children but the skipper will only make the decision on the day based on the sea... More
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pauljones112
6 March 2017|
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Response from SeafariAdventures | Property representative |
Hi Paul - yes, we hope to be running our Corryvreckan Wildlife Tour every day ..... weather and passenger numbers permitting !! Please give us a call on 01852 300003 for more details.
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