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Jan 03 2024
What seabirds do we see during our trips around the Hebrides?
Although we talk a lot about basking sharks and marine life, seabird watching does take up a big part of our trips. They give us a good indicator of where feeding is happening which can …
Nov 02 2023
Bluefin Tuna Attacks Basking Shark!!!
That’s not a headline you were expecting to read I bet! One of our longer term scientific projects is looking at fish piloting with basking sharks. Our records have dated back to 2013 where a …
Sep 29 2023
Dunstaffnage Marina Parking 2023
We are no longer based at Dunstaffnage Marina. Our Oban based trips now depart from town centre transit marina next to the north pier. Please see our FAQ’s for more info on parking and arriving …
Jan 31 2023
Can Basking Sharks Breach?
Do basking sharks breach? The basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest shark in the world – and the largest to breach fully out of the water. You may have seen the iconic footage …
Jan 23 2023
Are Basking Sharks Endangered?
Are basking sharks endangered? Basking sharks are listed as endangered species on the IUCN red list. There is still no definitive population number for this species due to the difficulties of studying such a wide …
Jan 11 2023
How Big are Basking Sharks?
The basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the second largest shark in the world, and the largest found in temperate seas! So big that its common name in some languages is actually ‘giant shark’, but exactly how …
Nov 17 2022
Speed Dating Basking Sharks
Its been a great year for basking sharks in both conservation and research! New research published this year unveils some fascinating insights to basking shark behaviour, and we were so happy to have been able …
Oct 17 2022
Hump Taking a Dump!
It’s unusual to see a humpback whale in Scotland, and over the last ten years this is our third sighting of these magical creatures here in the Hebrides. On this flat calm day we had …
Oct 04 2022
Where do basking sharks go in the winter?
This is a very common question we are asked on tours, scientific voyages, and online. Until relatively recently (say a decade ago) it was very misunderstood. Go back a little further the opinion was that …
Oct 04 2022
Where Do Basking Sharks Feed?
A question we’re often asked during our voyages is, Were are the sharks and how do we find them? Why they are not at a specific place at a specific time, and what the season …
Sep 30 2022
Humpback Whale – Bubble net feeding
Well this was a day we didn’t expect – but that’s what can happen in the Hebrides, all of a sudden something unexpected and amazing turns up. Life on the edge of the Atlantic! We …
Sep 30 2022
How big do you think this basking shark is?
Recently our drone footage of a basking shark approaching our boat casued a bit of a stir on the internet! This short video went unexpectedly viral on TikTok, gaining 16.5 million views at the time …