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Address: | Tobermory Pier, Tobermory PA75 6NR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1688 302916
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sea Life Surveys, established over 30 years ago in 1982, was the first and...

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.

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Minke Whales again!

Have been coming to Mull for a week each year for the last 10 years (at least). Sealife Surveys 7hr trip is one of the attractions that brings me back to Mull. The staff are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rob M
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been coming to Mull for a week each year for the last 10 years (at least). Sealife Surveys 7hr trip is one of the attractions that brings me back to Mull. The staff are always well informed and knowlegable about the wildlife and history of Mull and what we might come across. Andy (one of the volunteers) who usually... More 

Thank Rob M
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on the ecocruise (2 hour trip) because we weren't sure if the 7 yo would cope with the longer one. He would have because the crew are just brilliant and the trip was great fun. Very knowledgeable regards identifying the wildlife and in terms of what is generally found in different places on the tour. They are also... More 

Thank AFR-Edi
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the family trip. 5 hours at sea and lots of interaction and things to see. The team were great and real experts. Well worth it. Note dogs are welcome on the boat journey. This was clear when booking and not a problem for us. However, I know a few other groups were surprised.

Thank FinnDad03
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic trip. Obviously it's a hit or a miss with what you see but still very very enjoyable. The kids were given a checklist and fun sheet to keep them entertained. We saw white tailed eagles, golden eagles, seals and much more on our trip. Totally recommend

Thank Catherine M
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on 7 hour trip with Tom as our skipper and Harry as guide. Ably assisted by Andy (professor plankton) and the 2 girls who were studying for PHD's. Set off on time and safety briefing all done, we then headed out and got word of pod of dolphins. There was 10-12 in the pod including couple of juveniles. They... More 

Thank Barry_MScotland
Bedford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great trip worth every penny. went on trip on Thursday 23rd June spent 7 hours on the boat the crew were so knowledgeable we saw golden eagles sea eagle so many different types of gulls my favourite has to be the seals we didn't see dolphins or whales but the trip was still fantastic thanks to the... More 

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Flamborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful full day whale watch explorers trip. Definitely recommended if you want to go out looking for whales and wildlife, all the staff are knowledgeable, passionate and helpful. These trips contribute data to build up information on whales etc in the area. We saw at least 6 minke whales, porpoises, seals, Eagles and lots of other seabirds. A fantastic... More 

Thank Jo C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the family whale-watching tour. Unfortunately the orca seemed to have scared all smaller whales/dolphins away for the day but the super enthusiastic team tried their best to keep us entertained and pointed out many of the seabirds including a sea eagle. We even managed to see a couple of playful seals and an otter. Would recommend in... More 

Thank KirstinCar
Leipzig, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked seats on the Whale-Watching Boat and despite not having spotted a whale, we thoroughly enjoyed it! Dynamic, highly competent, friendly and enthusiastic crew. A lot of research going on as well, so you can learn on so many levels. Also: Immediate (proportional) refund on the same day because we had to return to the harbour earlier than expected... More 

Thank christin264
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had a fantastic day on Saturday 18th, having booked the 7 hour trip. Weather was idyllic and the blue seas mirroring the skies doesn't happen too often. We were quite happy seeing eagles (fly over white tailed), manxies, bonxie, porpoise and the supporting cast but to see orca was way beyond our expectations. Just after lunch it was announced... More 

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