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Swim With Seals And Lagoon Tour

Seal & Lagoon tours run between March and October. On the trip we visit a very special lagoon, well protected from the wind and one of the sunniest places in the UK. The water here is crystal clear, unpolluted Atlantic Ocean with a white shell sand beach, surrounded by fringing kelp forest reefs. This marine paradise holds a large resident seal colony which we snorkel with, holding both the common/harbour seal and its' bigger cousin the grey seal. Usually when we turn up, there are many seals that swim around the boat, just coming over to say hello. Once we all get in the water then play time begins, with all the seals zooming around us! They are perfectly adapted to the environment, unlike us who need wetsuits to stay warm and fins to be able to move around in the water. This tour is suitable for passengers wanting to swim, kayak, SUP or just relax and soak up the beautiful environment. The water clarity is some of the best we’ve seen in Scotland and is only a few metres deep. This means no need for heavy dive gear or qualifications as everything can be seen from the surface.

With the clarity, shelter, abundant marine life and shallow depth, it’s perfect for beginners however experienced guests will be equally blown away by this place.

Kids really enjoy this trip with lots of stops and activities to keep them interested throughout the day, making it perfect for all the family. With lots to discover above and below the waves, it’s also a great way to introduce them to the marine environment. 

Please see here for a gallery of images from the tour.

 

Activity options at the lagoon include the following!

i) Snorkel / Swim with Seals

ii) Kayak 

iii) SUP (stand up paddle board)

iv) relax and watch wildlife from the comfort of the boat

Please see our itinerary below.

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Itinerary

09:00

Our day starts at Dunstaffnage Marina, where you will be checked in then briefed on the day's plan and safety measures. It takes approximately two and a half hours to reach our target area of the lagoon, through the Sound of Mull. On our journey we will travel through prime wildlife country where there are possibilities of seeing whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, eagles and many types of seabirds, along with our basking sharks. This area is also rich in history where we pass Duart Castle, seat of the McLean clan, sites of historic shipwrecks, lighthouses, stunning scenery and the famous waterfront of Tobermory. 

10:15

We stop in Tobermory for a break, so you have time to use the shore facilities, grab some lunch from the bakery or quickly visit the shops. Passengers joining us from here are checked in and briefed.

10:30

Depart Tobermory giving us plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, SUPing, island exploration and marine life safari.

15:15

Arrive back to Tobermory for those passengers to depart whilst the Oban passengers have a break here for a late lunch or explore the town. Around 15:45 we depart to head down the Sound of Mull. However there's still time for more wildlife such as porpoises, seals, seabirds and eagles.

17:00

Arrive in Oban

What's Included

  • Knowledgable guides
  • Hot drinks
  • Home baking snack
  • Amazing wildlife, scenery and culture
  • Onboard binoculars, books and information guides
  • Kayaks or SUP's & buoyancy aides for those choosing that options (wetsuit & accessories not included)

What's Not Included

  • Equipment Hire - see here for information.
  • Weather or wildlife guarantees! Although we see seals every tour the level of interaction varies on a daily basis.
  • Lunch - please bring your lunch with you.
  • Accommodation
  • Transport to Oban or Mull - see this link to travel to Oban. For international clients or groups we can arrange buses from Edinburgh or Glasgow.