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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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Custom Corryvreckan excursion

We were traveling in a campervan and on a whim decided to ride down from Oban to see if we could... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Raino A
High speed thrills

I booked this for my wife , autistic son and myself . I am a keen wildlife photographer so any... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark R
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Biggleswade, 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” (44 reviews)
“sea birds” (59 reviews)
“red deer” (46 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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B844 | Southwest of Oban, Seil Island, Ellenabeich PA34 4RF, Scotland
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+44 1852 300003
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Reviewed yesterday

We were traveling in a campervan and on a whim decided to ride down from Oban to see if we could fit on one of Seafari's sea excursions. It was quite a ride on windy roads to Easdale so we were pretty disappointed when we...More

Thank Raino A
Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked this for my wife , autistic son and myself . I am a keen wildlife photographer so any chance to capture shots of a Sea eagle is a must . The crew were great with our son as he is a handful at...More

Thank Mark R
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mark - Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review - we are all so pleased your family enjoyed the tour with us and thank you for recommending us !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were sweltering as we stood on the quay side in all our clobber but don't underestimate the wind chill factor out at sea... we certainly needed all the excellent water proofs provided. We weren't lucky enough to see any dolphin, although they had been...More

Thank Pauline S
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow - thank you so much for this great review Pauline ! So pleased you had a great time out with Steve and Claire and thank you for recommending us as an "exhilarating experience not to be missed" !

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am still smiling from this trip today, it was one of those life affirming, completely happy-making experiences. We saw seals, porpoises, sea eagles, red deer on the hilltops (Seafari provide binoculars as well as waterproof kit) Also saw some James Bond locations, caves, waterfalls...More

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

Hazel - thank you so much for these thoughtful and kind words ! We are all so pleased your experience with us yesterday has left you smiling and that we were able to "put a bit of wonderful" in your life ! Thanks again so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a AirBnb along the road who recommended the seafari trip, so we signed up and throughly enjoyed our trip out. We saw loads of wildlife, had some fun in the whirlpools and had some great history/stories thrown in for good measure. I...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review and for "highly recommending" us - many thanks from Team Seafari !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited today and spent a brilliant 2 hours speeding around the smaller islands off the coast of Scotland. We have 2 children aged 11 and 8. I admit the weather was not in our favour, but that did not dampen our mood or the...More

Thank Joanna T
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Joanna - thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We are so pleased the whole family had a great and fun time out with us (and you got porpoise and otter !). Many thanks for recommending us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Seafari while trawling for companies that offered wildlife boat tips in the area. We had been into another companies office in Oban and were greeted with less than a friendly response, so decided to find someone "less grumpy" to travel with. From the...More

Thank Arthur M
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Arthur and many thanks for this wonderful review ! We are very pleased to hear we fulfilled your requirement of a "less grumpy" operator ! Thank you so much for recommending us and for the kind words - we enjoyed meeting you both -...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Seafari trip somewhat by accident. We were booked on a wildlife cruise with a different company the previous day which had to be cancelled due to thunderstorms. After such a huge disappointment we were both somewhat apprehensive about this trip. As...More

Thank Ross R
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for this wonderful review Ross and we are so pleased that a). you were able to eventually get out on a boat after the disappointment of the previous day and b). that you were able to see dolphins in their natural habitat !...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

each member of the team was friendly, professional and well informed. a good start! the wildlife expectation I imagine would be sometimes exceeded, sometimes met (we didn't see otters or dolphins, but the seals were great), and sometimes be disappointing however the actual boat ride...More

Thank hotelcriticghana
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review - we love the description of (like flying with the seagulls" ! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back in Easdale for a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a trip went out a fast 12 seater boat all very comfortable and good views went out for two hours with guide named Roy, fully knitted out with wind proofs and life jackets saw otters, seals , porpoises, deers golden eagle nest with chicks,...More

Thank mmcguffie
SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review and for recommending us. The whole team is always very proud of every review such as this so we are so pleased you thought we were "outstanding" - thank you again.

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brijesh s
Hi we will be on wildlife tour in June.what kind of camera can we carry.Will it be ok to carry a 150-600 lens or boat will be unstable and one should carry a 55 to 300 mm lens.
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
Hi there. We hope to be on Seil in first week of April and would be interested in doing the Wildlife Tour. However one of my daughters is just under two. I understand that you only take kids under 4 on a discretionary basis. Do you only decide this on the day? Thanks
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
Hi will you be running any trips on 21st and 22nd of March 2017 Kind regards Paul
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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