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Basking Shark Scotland

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Oban PA34 4GB, Scotland
+44 7975 723140
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Very Knowledgable, Beautiful Scenery

I spent a wonderful day with Basking Shark Scotland on their Seal and Lagoon Tour which I booked... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ryan R
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We had booked a 2 day trip with Basking Shark Scotland and we were unfortunate enough to have day 2... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MattnJules
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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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Oban PA34 4GB, Scotland
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+44 7975 723140
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent a wonderful day with Basking Shark Scotland on their Seal and Lagoon Tour which I booked through Red Letter Days. The day was very well-planned (there's an opportunity to use the restroom or buy coffee during a mid-way stop). We enjoyed interesting bits...More

Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had booked a 2 day trip with Basking Shark Scotland and we were unfortunate enough to have day 2 cancelled due to poor weather, for which, obviously, we blame no one. We were just unfortunate. On our way back from the first day of...More

Thank MattnJules
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the one day snorkeling tour in September. Excellent trip, very competent and lovely team who really cared and explained very well. Learned a lot about scottish sea life and culture. Superb pre-trip communication preparation and gear. The location for snorkeling is just breathtakingly...More

Thank HassianCeltic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had planned a two-day retreat to Oban including a day-trip with Basking Shark Scotland for their Seal and Lagoon Tour through Red Letter Days. Booking was a bit troubled at first with phone issues due to a recent storm, but after a couple of...More

1  Thank Krystyna H
ShaneWasik, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for your review. Weather is our biggest challenge but we always do our very best to make the most of the conditions. We're really glad you had a great trip. We hope to see you again (with better weather) soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb trip which started with excellent communications and planning from Nikki and culminated in 2 amazing days, swimming with the sharks off Coll. The team were terrific and we enjoyed multiple swims with the sharks and the very best of Coll's scenery, hospitality and even...More

1  Thank Roger B
ShaneWasik, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for your feedback - we are so glad that you had a great trip with us. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a brilliant 4 day trip to look for basking sharks. The team were very knowledgeable and really looked after us. You need patience to see the sharks, these are wild animals who have better things to do than just turn...More

1  Thank Andrea H
ShaneWasik, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your feedback - we are delighted that you had a great trip with us. Patience is a must on wildlife trips but we absolutely love it when we get to share the experience with you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been the best experience ever, Inga was amazing certainly knew her stuff, I would recommend this to anyone

1  Thank Sandra P
ShaneWasik, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review - all the guides & skippers work extremely hard and Inga will be really pleased to hear your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Let`s all get in a wee boat,sail miles into the open ocean,and when the Skipper sees fins and Sharks circling the boat shouts "right ,everybody jump into the water and swim with the Sharks";would you do that ? Well if the Skipper is Shane Wasik,a...More

Thank aaastock
ShaneWasik, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review - we are really glad that you had a great experience with the seals & sharks. It's definitely an adventure and patience is a must when it comes to wildlife! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 2 day trip was shockingly bad value for money. At over £400 each for the trip and the transport to Coll I expected something special. Day 1 Introductory talk was over before we arrived at the Bunkhouse. Rest of the day involved about an...More

1  Thank jellytot55
ShaneWasik, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your honest feedback. On the trip described above the weather was particularly bad hence the limited time at sea. Customer and animal safety is our top priority and if the weather makes it unsafe to go out then we won't go. We operate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience down to an awesome, friendly, funny, insanely knowledgeable crew. It was beyond expectations.I have a couple of autoimmune conditions so thank you so much especially Shane who very kindly waited for me at the end of the trip to get the...More

2  Thank Teenyfifi
ShaneWasik, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review - we are glad that you had a great trip with us. I'll pass on your feedback to the human torpedo & Inga too!

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EyamTearoom
February 16, 2017|
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Response from ShaneWasik | Property representative |
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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helencam390
July 6, 2015|
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Response from ShaneWasik | Property representative |
Hi! First time we've had a question on here. Perhaps better to email us oin bookings at baskingsharkscotland Depending on what tour you doing depends on the length of time for swimming. For example the seal and lagoon tour... More
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