Swimming with Seals Safari, Oban

  • Enjoy a spectacular boat trip through the Sound of Mull
  • Swim with seals in a sheltered group of islands in some of the clearest waters in Scotland
  • No need for heavy dive gear or qualifications as everything can be seen from the surface!

Swim in some of the clearest waters that Scotland has to offer and enjoy meeting the locals, the seals! This swimming seal safari takes place in a sheltered cluster of islands where the water is only a few metres deep and offers amazing water clarity – a truly unforgettable experience.

Upon arrival at the pier, from where your experience departs, you will be checked in and briefed on the plan for the day as well as safety measures. From the departure location, you will travel, by boat, to Tobermory where you’ll stop for a comfort break and maybe a cake from the bakery! From there, you’ll travel on to the seal colony.

This is a large colony, where you will find Common, Harbour and Grey Seals. Typically when you arrive at the location, 10- 20 seals swim around the boat to say ‘hi’! You’ll then get in to the water and play time really begins as the seals zoom about you in the water.  As well as seals, you can expect to see colourful nudibranchs, blue-rayed limpets, many different species of crabs and colourful anemones.

With the clarity, shelter and shallow water, this is a perfect location for beginners to get their ‘water confidence’ up. Equally, experienced swimmers and divers will be blown away by the location and the friendly ‘neighbours’.

After 4 hours of swimming and exploring the deserted islands, you will begin your return journey back to dry land, again stopping in Tobermory for a break enroute.

This really is a once in a lifetime experience that is perfect for wild life lovers, swimmers, divers and photographers!

*Please note that seals are wild animals and sightings can not be 100% guaranteed*


Available at 1 location:

Departs from Oban


This voucher entitles one person to the experience


Full day experience, please allow 8 - 9 hours


Seasonal experience; typically runs May - September. Storms or poor weather may disrupt this experience.


Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Must be able to swim 100m. Kit Hire is not included, available for £30 a day- Full Snorkel Gear 8mm Suit


Not suitable for spectators, however welcome to pay and go for boat trip



1 year from date of purchase

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