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Basking Shark Scotland

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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...more
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Oban PA34 4GB, Scotland
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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

Thank RuthieH23
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Rachel_d13
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Thank laura s
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Emma P
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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 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

Thank Rita S
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

I hate leaving a tripadvisor review but as I have contacted Basking shark Scotland directly and received a defensive,unhelpful response I have decided to do just that. My fiance took part in a 3 day shark tour with Basking Shark Scotland a few weeks ago....More

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BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

We are sorry that you feel disappointed by the trip that your fiancé took part in. I have had another look at both the email sent to us and the response that was provided. In the email, an apology was made twice for the disappointment...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018

My wife originally booked a one-day trip via Red Letter Days as a joint Christmas present. However, on ringing Shane at Basking Shark Scotland, we took his advice and changed to a 2 day trip, based from the isle of Coll, and are so glad...More

Thank Brian W
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We are so glad that you and your wife had a great trip! The guides are fantastic with people who are a little nervous to start with - so delighted that your wife had a...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018

Despite only seeing the basking sharks from a distance I really enjoyed the trip. Swimming with seals was a highlight and the tour guides were so enthusiastic and full of fascinating information about all sorts of marine life. Also set in an incredibly beautiful location....More

Thank Saffron C
BaskingSharkScotland, Manager at Basking Shark Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip. Thanks very much for the review. We love the seal swim too!

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FionaandFrancis
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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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