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B844 | Southwest of Oban, Seil Island, Ellenabeich PA34 4RF, Scotland
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Brilliant excursion

Went on the Corryvreckan whirlpool and nature watching trip with this company and had a fantastic... read more

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Frances369
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Leyland, United Kingdom
Iona and Staffa tour

I had a wonderful time on a seafari trip to Iona and Staffa, the staff were friendly and pointed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lydiacook
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Seafari Adventures are Oban's 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Based in Easdale, 16 miles south of Oban they have a fleet of powerful RIBs which are purpose designed and built to ensure you maximum viewing opportunities. Tours depart throughout the day visiting the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the World's Third Largest Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins, whales and basking sharks feed in these food rich waters along with many seals and the occasional otter. There are deer on the islands and seabirds in the skies which are also home to both the white tailed sea eagle and golden eagle. This two hour nature spectacular is set amongst the many islands in the area. The scenery is spectacular with both woodlands and cliffs. All Seafari boats are high speed Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats purpose built for wildlife and nature watching. Boats are driven by one of our highly experienced skippers and crewed by a qualified wildlife guide. Using our cabin RIBs we are able to offer whale watching tours and day tours to Iona, Staffa and the local Puffin colony. Private charters are also available.
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“wildlife tour” (50 reviews)
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“red deer” (54 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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B844 | Southwest of Oban, Seil Island, Ellenabeich PA34 4RF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on the Corryvreckan whirlpool and nature watching trip with this company and had a fantastic experience. The boat journey was quite exciting and we saw loads of wildlife including red and fallow deer, a golden eagle, seals and white tailed sea eagles. The crew...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time on a seafari trip to Iona and Staffa, the staff were friendly and pointed out things of interest on the boat ride over, we even managed to spot some dolphins on the return trip to Ellenabeich. Iona itself is a...More

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks Lydia for taking the time to submit a review - we are so pleased you enjoyed Iona .... and the dolphins were a bonus ! Thank you for recommending us.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Incredibly exciting trip out to the whirlpools at Cooryvreckan. Seafari provided waterproof suits and life jackets. The ride out in the open boats is interesting and the guide pointed out the various islands and stopped to point out a white tailed eagle pair nesting on...More

Thank jhkelly52
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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - we are so pleased you had a great time out on the Whirlpool Special and thank you so much for recommending us !

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Reviewed 6 days ago

As our holiday cottage was just some minutes drive away from Seafari, we took both the Corryvreckan wildlife tour and the daytrip to Iona and Staffa and both were just great. The customer service was VERY friendly and engaged. When we ask for the Iona...More

Thank masicrede
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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review ! We are so pleased you had a great time with us on both tours - you were lucky to get the bonus of dolphins as well ! Thank you for recommending us.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a memorable afternoon out! All the gear was provided for and there are special parent/child seats! Fantastic and safe. Kids had a whale of a time! 😉 Saw plenty of wildlife, seals, otters, goats, deer, birds and a white tailed eagle pair. Roy...More

Thank Lx1472
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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we are so pleased you and the kids had a whale of a time !! Many thanks for recommending us.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing trip, Calum was our wildlife guide and he was really friendly and informative, Steve was our excellent Skipper who made us feel very safe. We saw white tailed Sea Eagles, Oystercatchers, Guillemots, Cormorants Gannets, Shags, Common Seals, feral Goats, Red Deer...More

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review Sarah - we are so pleased you had a great time out with Steve and Calum. Thank you for recommending us.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to pick the right day for this 2 hr boat trip with Seafaring. Beautiful blue sky day. The guides Carolyn and Steve were great- so much knowledge about the wildlife, environment and history of the area. They were also really friendly and welcoming.We...More

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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we are so pleased you had a great time out with Steve and Carolyn - getting the Sea Eagle is always a bonus. Thank you for recommending us !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my husband and our three year old daughter absolutely loved our wildlife boat trip with seafari. Our skipper and guide were both so friendly and made it great fun-our guide Roy gave lots of interesting information all the way round. Our daughter Olysia loved...More

Thank jamie c
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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Jamie for taking the time to submit a review - we are so pleased you all had a great time out with us and thank you for recommending us !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite a very rainy journey our trip with Seafari could not have been more enjoyable! We were really taken care of with the waterproof gear, gloves, visors and binoculars. The staff were so helpful and knowledgeable it was fascinating to hear about the landscape; the...More

Thank Janette M
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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Janette ! Wow indeed ! We are all so pleased you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you on a Whirlpool Special in the near future. Many thanks for recommending us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Seafari rib. The booking was easy to do online, although at the time of year we went, there was only one option for a trip available, We took our grandchildren, who did find it a bit cold on...More

Thank Seamus60
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SeafariAdventures, General Manager at Seafari Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Seamus - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and it's great that locals enjoy their experience with us as much as visitors ! Many thanks for recommending us.

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antcoundon
August 4, 2017|
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Response from SeafariAdventures | Property representative |
Hi there - the number 418 bus goes from outside the Bank of Scotland which is opposite the railway station - the bus comes to the harbour square in Ellenabeich where we are based. The bus does not run on a Sunday.
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brijesh s
June 3, 2017|
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Response from SeafariAdventures | Property representative |
We agree with all comments above ! Obviously taking any electronic equipment is at your own risk but usually if you have a decent waterproof case it should be protected from any sea spray we might get on board. There are... More
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dan b
March 27, 2017|
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Response from SeafariAdventures | Property representative |
Hi Dan - thanks for your enquiry. You are right, our minimum age for children is normally 4 years old. It is possible for us to take younger children but the skipper will only make the decision on the day based on the sea... More
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