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Address: Clachan, Seil | by Oban, Argyll, Clachan PA34 4RF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1852 300203
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Description: Sealife adventures run whale watching and wildlife boat trips from our...
Sealife adventures run whale watching and wildlife boat trips from our private pontoon and car park on the mainland near Oban. We run 3,4 and 5 hour trips which are suitable for all ages. All our trips include the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool. We are the longest established operator in the area (26 years), our owner skipper David has a degree in marine biology. Our stable spacious boat is the most powerful in the area and holds the highest certificate of seaworthiness.
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This trip enabled us to explore some of the islands of Scotland and see some amazing wildlife. I had some reservations about taking a five hour trip but it was one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This trip enabled us to explore some of the islands of Scotland and see some amazing wildlife. I had some reservations about taking a five hour trip but it was one of the highlights of our holiday. David and his crew were incredibly knowledgeable and great with our kids. The trip involves heading out into the Corryvrecken whirlpool, which was... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What can I say, this was just a great trip, weather mixed did not get to see whales but, what an experience. David and Claire are just great people, plenty of hot drinks and biccies, and their knowledge about the wild life in the area was very interesting. Also the experience of Corryvwrekan Whirlpool was very good we were there... More 

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I spent a wonderful morning last week on the trip out to Corrievreckan. It was a calm day so we 'birled' gently and safely in the whirlpool. On the way the crew pointed out a heronry with young on the nest that I'd never have spotted myself. For the crew it was a quiet day wildlife-wise but to see sea... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It may have been that we were just very unlucky due to the weather (the awful, bone chilling wet weather which is no ones fault lol) but we didn't see much at all. Our experience may be different from others but the website seems to tell a very different story from what we saw and maybe it should be noted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

An excellent experience, wonderful boat, great staff and beautiful scenery. The commentaries were very interesting and the wildlife did not disappoint. Many sightings of Porpoise,Seals and Sea eagles. We did not manage to spot a Whale but this did not detract in any way from a wonderful afternoon.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

What an amazing trip this was. david and Claire were superb hosts and you felt like family friends going on a wildlife trip. They really know their subject and their passion for the area and nature shines through. We went on the four hour whale trip ( 05.08.15) and saw porpoises, sea eagles, wild goats, deer and many seals. Yeah... More 

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Sealife-Adventures1, Owner at Sealife Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your trip, yes we do love what we do and its such a privilege to share this great area and wildlife. We will take your comment on board about selling hats,mugs etc (especially hats in Scotland this summer!) Hope to see you out with us again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

What a great afternoon at sea David and Claire were great hosts and do knowledgable. The Pirpoise 2 boat is excellent. Very sea worthy and My normally seasick family felt fine. Although the weather was horrific we still saw seals, porpoises, sea eagles and manifold seabirds. I can't recommend this trip enough. The corryveckan whirlpool is stunning. Chasing waves in... More 

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Sealife-Adventures1, Owner at Sealife Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Glad that you and the family had a great trip. Thank you for the lovely review.Hope we will see you again soon. More 

Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The weather was absolutely rotten! Poor visibility and rain for most of the trip. Before boarding the boat I actually wasn't really looking forward to it due to this. However I was wrong, They didn't let the weather spoil a really nice few hours. We seen sea eagles, deer and porpoise and had a great trip through the whirlpool. The... More 

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Sealife-Adventures1, Owner at Sealife Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review, the weather can be changeable in Scotland!! But we are so lucky that the wildlife are about in all weathers! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The weather tried to spoil our experience, and was unseasonally poor. However the experience and knowledge of both Skipper Dave and our hostess Claire made the trip fun and worthwhile. Spotted porpoise, Sea Eagles, Red Deer, but the weather made seeing anything else difficult. Would definitely do this again and would recommend Sealife Adventures

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Sealife-Adventures1, Owner at Sealife Adventures, responded to this review

So please you really enjoyed your trip, many thanks for the review. We love sharing this wonderful place and wildlife with everyone who comes out and we hope you can come back again. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

These guys knew their stuff. What you will exactly see depends on nature but you will not be dissapointed!

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Sealife-Adventures1, Owner at Sealife Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, its been an amazing time this summer for wildlife, now we are seeing lots of seal pups and the Sea Eagle chicks have just fledged. More 

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