Wildlife and water-sport boat tours exploring Oban, Mull &amp and the Hebrides, guided by marine biologists. Activity options include snorkelling, wild swimming, kayaking & SUP's.

For 10 years Basking Shark Scotland has been leading the way offering eco-conscious wildlife adventure tours in the Hebrides and beyond. Our passionate and dedicated team of marine biologists are here to show you the wonders of Scotland’s wildlife.

We set a high standard for our work around wildlife, with a focus on small groups, low impact, education and enthusiasm.  Our unique basking shark swims support our research and conservation – escape with us on an adventure with a difference!

We run a number of tours depending on the time of year and wildlife migration patterns. We have a 9m and 12m cabin RIB boat which can also be chartered privately for bespoke tours and trips. 

Please look through our website where you will find a full list of our tours, availability and booking.

Tours run March-October

Based from Dunstaffnage Marina, Oban & Tobermory Harbour Pontoons

  • Private Boat Charters
  • Multi-Day Wildlife & Adventure Tours
  • Basking Shark Tours
  • Seal & Lagoon Tour
  • Puffin & Wildlife Tour
  • Whales & Dolphin Tour
  • Fingals Cave
  • Private Charters
  • Night Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • SUP (Stand up Paddleboarding)
  • Scuba Diving


Passengers must be fit enough to board and re-board the boat via a step. Island landings are via a dingy so some physical fitness and balance is required. Snorkelling tours require an ability to swim 100m in open water unaided and the ability to board the boat via a ladder.

Late Availability

Please see our website for available dates and tour spaces
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