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The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary

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Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary General Admission
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Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary General Admission
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Barcaldine PA37 1SE, Scotland
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All reviews otters and seals nature trail crab gift shop red squirrels sea life sanctuary few hours couple of hours woodland walk booked online admission price soup lovely location rainy day nice cafe enjoyable visit staff were friendly
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sad to see that it's closing down, but was very pleased to be able to visit before it did, having first visited in the 80s. There was still enough to see and do, with some nice walks around the area as well. Lovely staff and...More

Thank JKOrr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The centre is closing down and is clearly visible around the area and some of the exhibits and tanks were closed. Still good for a family day out though. The touch pool was interesting and staff knowledgeable of sea life. Lots of tanks with very...More

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the centre for something to do on a West coast wet day. Very reasonable entry fee online. Easy to find and to park. Lovely entrance area and shop. Extremely friendly and knowledgable staff. A huge selection of fish and creatures. We had a browse...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the first visit we have made to Oban Sea Life Sanctuary and once again we were delighted with the day spent there. The staff are so friendly, helpful and committed to their work with a strong emphasis on education & preservation. A great family...More

Thank RonnieMartin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the sanctuary in early October as we live wildlife and had just read about the site in a tourist leaflet. Yes it was a little run down, and we recognised that we visited after peak season so expected things to...More

Thank Warren360
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been visiting the centre since I was a little girl, 20 years on I am gutted to hear that the centre will be closing. During this visit, my husband and I took part in the seal feeding experience which was just incredible! Although it...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a full day here just yesterday with our daughters who are 8 and 5. They had a wonderful time. They went to every talk, which were delivered at just the right level for the children. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, patient and helpful....More

Thank harasseddad2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a real shame this place is closing, they do so much good work. I hope someone comes along to throw some money at it before that happens. It did appear to be bit run down and not a lot there but if its closing...More

Thank SheffieldFluffycat
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I was so sad to hear that the Sealife Centre is closing. We had planned our visit a couple of months ago as we were coming to Oban and wanted something for our 1 year old to enjoy. We thought we would have a nice...More

Thank HSGN
Reviewed 15 September 2018

So sad to hear it's closing, let's hope for an 11th hour rescue. We travelled from Glasgow after getting tickets as a gift - we had a magical day out. Yes it's a small facility and doesn't take too long to walk around the attractions,...More

Thank clippermuso
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