Swimming with Seals in Oban, Scotland
We really like this Cocktail Making & Spirits Experience within easy reach of Oban, Argyll and Bute.
Swim with grey, common and harbour seals off the Scottish coast with this exciting and interactive wildlife excursion. Perfect for beginners, start in Oban, sail off on a boat with knowledgeable experts, wetsuits and snorkelling gear and head to a large seal colony. Seals are so friendly and typically about 10 or 20 seals surround the boat upon arrival! Once everyone gets in the water, the seals zoom around ready to play. The water is only a few metres deep and is some of the clearest in Scotland, so there’s no need for heavy dive gear. This is an incredible opportunity to get up-close to these amiable creatures and there is even more splendid wildlife to spot on the journey there and back, including dolphins, sharks, eagles and red deer.
This is a seasonal experience that runs between May and September.
This experience is cancelled in adverse weather conditions, please contact the venue before setting off if in doubt.
Lasts between eight and nine hours with a break for lunch (refreshments and snacks are provided but please bring along a packed lunch).
There are a maximum of 11 participants on the boat.
Life jackets are provided. Please wear sensible shoes and wrap up warm in chillier weather. A change of clothes is recommended. Binoculars and information guides are available onboard, but don’t forget your camera to capture those wildlife close ups.
Minimum age 18. Participants need to be reasonably fit to undertake a full day at sea. Not recommended for anyone susceptible to sea sickness. As this involves boats with ladders, it’s unsuitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility restrictions.