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Sea Life Surveys Whalewatch

Taigh Solais | Ledaig, Tobermory PA756NR, Scotland
01688302916
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Tobermory
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Sea Life Surveys, established over 30 years ago in 1982, was the first and is now the most experienced whale watching, porpoise, shark and dolphin... more » Owner description: Sea Life Surveys, established over 30 years ago in 1982, was the first and is now the most experienced whale watching, porpoise, shark and dolphin watching, marine survey, and education programme in the UK. Establishing the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in 1992, Sea Life Surveys is still actively conducting a research programme focused on the Minke whale and contributing directly to marine conservation. « less
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Ivinghoe, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A most fantastic day, including a stop on stunning Coll. Beautiful hot sunny weather, saw dolphins and loads of sea birds. Back next year for some whales!!!

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Hampshire
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Having been recommended Sea Life Surveys by several people, I traveled on two 7 hour trips in early September. Clearly we were fortunate with the weather (the wind was fairly light and the temperature maybe 60-70 Fahrenheit), and lucky with the sightings of both Porpoises and Minke Whales (a first for me for both species), and add this together with... More

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the 4 hour Whale Watch trip in August 2014 with our three kids aged 7-11. The weather on the day of our trip was sunny but a bit windy, so we weren't able to head too far off shore, which I suspect limited our chances of seeing any of the big beasties. The staff on board were friendly,... More

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Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Really... You must do this trip!! What a wonderful trip we had last Sunday.. Booked on the spur of the moment and SO GLAD we did.. Wonderful crew who made us feel welcome, well informed.. and even made us cups of tea!! They went out of their way to make sure that we could see all that was there... Wonderful... More

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highlands
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11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have just spent one of the most memorable days of my life on this planet. A 7 hour trip with sea life surveys on the Suila Beag. Amaziing, wonderful ,unforgettable.Well worth the money. Literally hundreds of common dolphins, Minke whales, porpoises, white tailed eagles, a seal, manx shearwaters, fulmars, gannets. We stopped on the Isle of Muck for a... More

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went on the 7 hour sailing to the Cairns of Coll. The weather had been rough the past few days and our initial date was postponed. The organisers were very helpful with this suggesting alternative dates. The trip itself was excellent. We had excellent guides including the volunteers. Saw loads of birds but sadly no whales or dolphins this time... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We saw no whales or basking shark during the seven hour trip although we did see some seals. Unfortunately the sea was quite rough owing to the previous day's gale force winds so actually being able to see anything was quite remote anyway. This fact we only found out once we were underway. Of course with wild animals there is... More

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NOTTINGHAM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We booked through the visitor info office by the marine building in the morning for the 5:30 Eco tour, they take a 10% deposit and you pay by cash or card when you take the trip. We waited about 2 minutes before being enthusiastically greeted by a member of the crew asking would we like to go straight out as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took an eco cruise on the 6th August, we have a 7 and 9 year old so thought anything more than a couple of hours at sea might be too much for them. We had wonderful weather which is always a bonus and with only 5 families on the trip my daughter's were able to fully interact with the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The 4 hour trip goes only as far as the Tobermory Craignure ferry. Despite enthusiastic staff there are very few chances of encountering big animals. 4 hours in the same waters staring at seagulls in a small boat rocked by every wave. Our kids were bored, my wife was seasick and I was wondering what I could have done with... More

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