Seafood Capital of Scotland


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  • Open: May to September
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Basking Shark Scotland

Come and swim with Scotland's biggest fish (and the second biggest in the whole world!!). We are the only dedicated basking shark tours based from Oban, Scotland.

We offer single, two, three day and week long shark swimming and wildlife excursions to the Inner Hebrides, where our mission is to provide great interactions with basking sharks and the abundant wildlife of the area.

Our Basking Shark Scotland tours are organised from May - September to coincide with the shark's migration to the area where they feed on the abundant plankton. During this time our main focus is boat based and an in-water swimming experience with basking sharks and Hebridean wildlife, diving and swimming tours.

Our area of operation is a world significant basking shark 'hotspot' and is also widely known as one the best areas in Scotland for prolific marine life. In addition to the regular shark sightings, our trip include chances to see whales, dolphins, seals, golden eagles, puffins and many other seabirds. Scuba diving in the area can be claimed to be some of the best cold water diving in the world, with many shipwrecks, abundant reefs and big animal encounters such as seals and sharks (and the water isn't even that cold!!) Combine this with the stunning scenery of Argyll, volcanic wonders of Fingal's Cave, historical landscape of castles, abbeys and ruins- there is a huge amount to take in! Shore based diving, hiking, historical and whisky tours can be arranged for groups, as can a whole host of bespoke itineraries. Check out our website for more information.

For those interesting in scuba diving more than snorkelling or wildlife you can also see our dedicated scuba diving webiste Dive Oban & Argyll.

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  • Basking Shark Scotland
  • Corran Esplanade
  • Oban
  • PA34 5PN
  • Contact: Shane Wasik
  • Phone: +44 (0) 7975 723140