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Address: Ellenabeich PA34 4RF, Scotland
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+44 1852 300003
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Seafari Adventures are Oban's 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour...

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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Loved this trip to sea the wildlife on the West coast of Scotland. Easy to book. Got kitted out with great gear before embarking on an extremely fast rib. Got to see some... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this trip to sea the wildlife on the West coast of Scotland. Easy to book. Got kitted out with great gear before embarking on an extremely fast rib. Got to see some wildlife, including a sea falcon. Good informative (but cold!) adventure.

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review and we are so pleased you enjoyed our Corryvreckan Wildlife Tour - yes, in April the weather is still quite chilly ! Many thanks for recommending us. More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the experience of spring tide whirlpool special. I would highly recommend wearing several layers under the waterproofs provided at this time of year. It was great fun, really interesting seeing the whirlpools forming and getting soaked as you accelerated out of them. We were also lucky enough to see a sea eagle on the way back to shore. A... More 

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review and we are so pleased you and your daughter enjoyed your Whirlpool Special - unfortunately the rain can't be controlled and yes, it would have been a wee bit chilly on the way back but we are pleased you both had fun ! More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent couple of hour on the water. Trip contained lots of wildlife - dolphins, grey and common seals, sea eagles, deer and lots of sea birds. Ride was good, a little rough on the Atlantic side of Scarba but that was part of the fun. The crew were great; knowledgeable and organised with particularly great advice on appropriate amounts of... More 

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you Iain for taking the time to submit a review - we are really pleased you had an excellent couple of hours out on the water with us - getting the dolphins was a bonus ! Yes, we really recommend wearing lots of layers at this time of year ! Thanks for recommending us ! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre-booked a couple of days before hand, with knowledgeable team in the village shop. They checked the shipping and tide times to get best Corryvreckan whirlpool in the middle of the wildlife tour. The trip is lots of fun on the open boat - kids love it and getting some bounce on the waves gets most of the grown ups... More 

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Mel - wow, firstly you have given us all such a laugh in the office with the title of your review. Thank you so much for taking the time and also for the comprehensive and humorous nature of your review. We are so pleased you had a great time out with Steve and Roy .... even getting slapped in the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Corryvreckan Wildlife tour did not disappoint us. Steve And Claire, our skipper and host, provided excellent background to the isles and wildlife and we were amazed to follow an otter on her swim along the coastline. We also saw a sea eagle, wild boar, deer and seals. Speeding across the water at high speed was also a highlight. We... More 

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much Victoria for this wonderful review and the otter encounter was definitely a bonus ! We are so pleased you had a great time out on the boat with Steve and Claire and we hope to see you back for a Whirlpool Special ! More 

Fort William, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day out. The sun was shining and we had the opportunity to see seals, shags, deer and goats. The trip was very exciting, I enjoyed going fast. We traveled through the amazing Islands and our guide, Claire, along with Captain Steve were very informative about the different islands, the wildlife and some interesting folklore and history.... More 

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks Lauren for taking the time to submit a review and we are all so pleased you had a great time out with Steve and Claire ! Thanks for recommending us ! More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Best adventure ever" was how one of the kids described this after getting back yesterday from their Seafari. It wasn't cheap and was definitely the big treat of the holiday but it was absolutely worth it!!! We are staying locally and are very aware that the presence of dolphins between Ellenabeich and Easdale has caused some excitement this week and... More 

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Wow - thank you so much for this fantastic and thorough review ! Yes, having the dolphins was definitely a bonus and we are so pleased your children had such an adventure with us ! We agree that Easdale Island and Ellenabeich are definitely special and worthy of a visit ... it's funny, we don't think of ourselves as remote... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about the trip was excellent: friendly, relaxed staff, informed commentary, interesting creatures appearing almost to order and a thrilling wee play in Coirebhreacan. Also I now know where the definitely-not-in-the-Adriatic boat chase scenes in "From Russia With Love" were filmed. Tip: Wear warm clothes. Lots of warm clothes. Lots and lots and lots of warm clothes. They'll see you... More 

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Wow - Thank you so much for this wonderful review and title ! Steve will be pleased to know that you remembered the "Russia with Love" bit ! ..... and yes, we agree with your tip - lots of warm clothes at this time of year ! Many thanks again. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd originally booked the whirlpool special trip but sadly it had to be cancelled due to lack of numbers. Staff called us back, suggesting the wildlife tour in the afternoon as it would be low tide and there would be whirlpool activity. So glad we went on the afternoon trip, the weather was terrible in the morning but cleared up... More 

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Judi - Thanks so much for taking the time to submit a review. Yes, unfortunately we couldn't commit to the Whirlpool Special on that date but we are so pleased you were able to join us on the afternoon Corryvreckan Wildlife Tour - and that you enjoyed it so much ! We look forward to welcoming you back later... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We took a midday boat trip in June. We got to see sea eagles, seals, and deer on the hills but sadly no porpoises or cetaceans. Still, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day out with a knowledgeable captain and guide.

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SeafariAdventures, Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us and we are glad you enjoyed the experience. I can let you know that the sea-eagles are back on their nest again this year already. More 

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