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Basking Shark Scotland

194 reviews
#2 of 25 Tours in Oban
Oban, United Kingdom
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About Basking Shark Scotland
We are the only dedicated basking shark tours based from Oban, Scotland. We offer single and multi day shark 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. In addition we run, Whisky tours, Scuba and Snorkel Safaris, Wild Swimming, Trips to Corrvreckan, Fingals Cave and Iona.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved every second of it from start to finish! Love all Luke’s (tour operator) amazing facts about the place whilst the boat is speeding across the water... All staff were super lovely and it was great to finally get up there to do it!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Laura T
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback - we really appreciate it and we're so glad you had a great trip! Looking forward to seeing you next year with the big fish!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a snorkelling tour to swim with seals. Luke and Shane were excellent guides - knowledgable, clear and relaxed. We saw a huge number of seals both in and out of the water. Highly recommended - thanks guys!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Adam P
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the review - we are really glad you guys had a great time. We love the seals too!

Reviewed April 11, 2019

Basking Shark Scotland catered for a day of multi activities that we requested. We were two divers, two paddle boarders, a kayaker and drone flier and two snorkelers. Shane and Luke catered for us all very well and were extremely knowledgeable about the local wildlife....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us a review - we really value your feedback. We are delighted that the family had such a great time and we hope to see you again on your next visit.

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This was my second few days with Basking Sharks Scotland this year. I wasn't fortunate enough to see sharks but we're visiting their environment so it's up to them. To me one of the best things about watching wildlife is that it's always unexpected, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks very much for the review - we love being able to share our scientific work with others. Shame the sharks didn't show up this time - we hope to see you again on a summer trip soon.

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Even though there was no sharks to be found and weather was pretty miserable, the crew (Shane,Luke and Inga) were all amazing. They were all very friendly, welcoming, chatty, knowledgeable and always kept smiling. As a fellow marine biologist I know the joy with wildlife...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Shame the sharks didn't show up for you this time. Hope to see you again in the main season soon.

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Right, lets be clear from the very beginning....I am not very good in water, however, I love being on boats, and whilst everyone else was in the water I still had an absolutely thrilling adventure on deck. Having chased basking sharks for 10 years all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks very much for the review - we are so glad you had an amazing time with us. The guys work so hard and will be really chuffed with your comments.

Reviewed September 21, 2018

We booked a one day seal and lagoon tour, and we had a great day out. The team were very helpful and accommodating, even when we turned up late and brought the wrong kit! They leant us their spare kit and made sure we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emma P
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a review. We're really glad you had a great time and that we could make sure you could keep cosy!

Reviewed September 15, 2018

This trip was organised as part of my husband's 60th birthday celebrations and having had a brilliant summer in Scotland we happened to be on Coll on the 4 days where it was wet and windy - not helpful for seeing basking sharks. The guys...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a review. We take 10-12 people on the boat and we are licensed for more than that but try to keep numbers as low as possible without making the trips too expensive to run. We did...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

We (my husband and I) had a four days shark tour. We were very lucky to have three good days, allowing snorkelling with seals and with many sharks. The team on our boat (Inga, Emy and Shane) was relentless in looking for the sharks, providing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rita S
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks very much for your honest feedback - we will take this into consideration. We are really glad you had an awesome time with the sharks.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

This was an amazing trip and a pure delight to get the chance to swim with common seals in such a beautiful location. Shane and Luke are very experienced and know a great deal about the local marine environment, Basking Sharks and seals. They are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks so much for your fantastic review! We are so glad you had a brilliant trip with us.

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weezie19
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Response from Rita S | Reviewed this property |
I understant that it is too late to help weezie19 but if somebody lse is interested, the basking sharks congregate around the island of Coll in July/August. It is very difficult to find one out of this period and because of... More
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FionaandFran
February 16, 2017|
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Generally we'll start at the beginning of April , but can run trips earlier if enough numbers. Best to email us (I don't think we can post our email here) so get us through the website. Thanks
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