2014 Festival Schedule to be announced in due course on this page. Some details from 2013 below. 2014 Dates – Thursday 21st – Tuesday 26th August 2014
See a video from last years festival when we had a film crew from the ONE Show visited us.
Coll of the Sharks is the summer festival of Basking Sharks on the Island of Coll. With the waters surrounding the island the main Scottish hotspot for the sharks where better to hold this festival!!! The festival will be a long weekend where a series of events surrounding the sharks is being organised. Boat trips and island tours will be run to see the sharks and other wildlife, along with a guest speaker presentation and social evening. The evening will bring locals and visitors together to the home of Scottish basking sharks! After a relaxed social gathering two presentations will be given for the evenings entertainment!
To attend this festival you have two ways to get to Coll either on the Ferry or with a limited transfer service by fast boat. See below for the schedule. If number are sufficient we can also run a fast boat service from other islands, Ardnamurchan, Mull and Tiree.
Our shark trips will centre around the Islands of Mull, Coll and Tiree where along with looking for the sharks we are also able to snorkel with seals, visit amazing secluded bay and pristine hebrides water. The area is also renowned for its wildlife and we often see minke whales, dophins, otters, puffins, eagles and both common and grey seals. A few piccies from our trips below. Please also note that non-divers, or non-swimmers are just as welcome on the boat and they will have just as an enjoyable trip as everyone else!!
Getting to Coll!
You need to make your own way to Coll via the Calmac Ferry from Oban (£19.90 return as a foot passenger) or otherwise you can come on Thursday and leave on Monday with us direct to/from Oban for £30 one way or £50 return. For information on getting to Oban and the ferry terminal – click here.
Fancy flying up and spotting some sharks on the way – see the schedule from Oban with Hebridean Air - http://www.hebrideanair.co.uk/flights/Oban_Scheduled_Timetable.html