Basking Shark Map


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Where are you based?

Our business is based in Oban and we operate from here for most of the year, during the peak shark season we move our entire operation to the Isle of Coll! Along with an annual trip out to the Isle of Barra.

On each tour page you will be able to see where the tour departs from, so please plan accordingly!

We don’t have an office or shop front you can visit but we will meet you daily at the boat, see your tour information sheet for more details.

How do we get there?


Oban is situated in the West Highlands, a few hours north west of Edinburgh & Glasgow. You can travel to Oban by bus, train or car – the route is very scenic and takes about 2-3 hours from Edinburgh & Glasgow. Allow extra travel time for the country roads they can sometimes be busy during the summer.

Edinburgh & Glasgow airports are well served by domestic and international flights. You can arrange car hire or public transport from here.


Our meeting point has changed for 2024 and now departing from the pontoons in Oban town centre. The meeting point for the trip is at the entrance to the pontoons – find a google pin here.

Taxi – there are a number of taxi companies in town that you can call (A2B, Etive, Lorn, we don’t really have UBER here). The taxi rank is situated at the harbour next to the train station where you can just turn up.


If you are travelling onwards to the Isle of Coll you will first need to travel to Oban. From here you take the ferry to the Isle of Coll (Inner Hebrides Routes). Please see the Calmac website for ferry details and prices.


We depart from the pontoons in Castlebay. Full details on the webpage and joining instructions.

Where we can park our car?


Our departure point is at the North Pier Pontoons/ Transit Marina.

Car parking can be busy during summer in town, so if you can leave your cars at the accommodation and walk this will be easiest for you.

For day passengers there is a car park at the North Pier however it’s usually very busy and full. The car parks at the Corran Halls, Longsdale/Atlantis & Lochavulin are the best for day parking. They are 5-15min walk from the meeting point and the parking payment machines take card payments.

Meeting point details

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If you are joining one of our Oban day trips from Tobermory you can park at Ledaig car park next to the harbour.

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If you are travelling to the Isle of Coll by ferry you can bring your car although we advise against this unless you are staying outside of the village or planning extra time on the island.

If you need to leave your car in Oban whilst you are in Coll there are a few options. For day tours from Coll there are a number of pay and display car parks such as Longsdale next to the Atlantis leisure centre or the Lochavuillin next to Tesco.

For our multi-day tours we recommend the secure parking at Macqueens or Stoddarts in Oban.


Oban town has limited EV charging points being located at the Calmac ferry terminal, Corran Halls car park, Tesco car park, Tweedale Car Park.

Tobermory has a charge point at the Ledaig car park listed above.

Coll has a charge point at the An Cridhe community centre.


Air Travel

For those arriving by air the nearest international airports are Edinburgh & Glasgow. You can travel here from most locations in Europe and beyond. From here you can use public transport or car hire to travel to Oban. If you are travelling onwards to Coll you will need to arrive in Oban the day before your tour starts.

Buses to Oban

You can travel to Oban by bus with Citilink from Glasgow. If you are travelling from another city in the UK you can look at National Express or Megabus to travel to Glasgow by coach. Due to timetables you will need to plan to be in Oban the day before your tour starts if you are catching a ferry to Coll.

There is a new service direct from Edinburgh airport to Oban. Only one service per day but very quick. See here.

Private Transfer

For groups you can get private mini-bus transfer from Edinburgh or Glasgow. For Glasgow see H&S for 8 seater and above coaches.


Trains can be taken from anywhere in Scotland but the connecting service to Oban departs from Glasgow. If you’re travelling from Edinburgh or any other city in the UK, you will need to change trains in Glasgow.

The Oban service starts from Glasgow Queen Street. It takes around 3 hours and is a scenic route through the highlands. See here for the Oban station guide & here for National Rail enquiries for timetables and service updates.

For those travelling from London, an interesting and easy way to travel is using the overnight Caledonian Sleeper train which starts at London Euston. You need to change at Upper Tyndrum for the connection to Oban. See here for details.