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Seafari Adventures (Oban) – Schedule Announced

Seafari Adventures are Oban’s only VisitScotland quality assured 4* Wildlife Experience announce their schedule for 2009-2010.

Seafari Adventures specialise in offering a unique combination of high adventure and pure exhilaration with the thrill of close encounters with Scotland’s magnificent sealife and beautiful scenery. They offer a wide range of tours with something to suit everyone. Wildlife, folklore and local history.

Aboard our Open RIBs
Corryvreckan Wildlife Tour (2 hours)

A fantastic general wildlife tour culminating in a visit to the Infamous Gulf of Corryvreckan, home to the World’s Third Largest Whirlpool.Our expert guides will identify and offer detailed information on all the wildlife found in the area. Species in the water include common seal, atlantic grey seal, harbour porpoise, bottlenose dolphin, minke whale, basking shark and otter. On the islands there are red deer, fallow deer, goats and a surprising number of smaller animals. Keep a close lookout for buzzard, golden eagle and white tailed sea eagle. Our commentary includes natural history and local folklore.

Whirlpool Specials (2 hrs)
See the Corryvreckan whirlpool at its best. These trips are designed to show the mighty “Corry” on big spring tides. A tidal range as much as 4 metres forms fast currents and large whirlpools. After a short stop at the Grey Dogs to explain why the tide flows through these parts it’s off to the Corry to ‘play’. Our skippers are experts in judging where the whirlpools will form ensuring you get an exhilarating ride through the whirlpool area

From the comfort of our cabin RIB
Whale Watching (2 ½ hrs)
Our boats will speed you to the whale ‘hotspots’ . We spend time whale watching, recording our sightings as requested by Research Organisations. Our fleet of boats are out on the water daily, skippers are aware of what is happening in the area. All our whale watching trips are specifically timed to offer the best chance of success.

Iona  and Staffa Express  (6 hrs)
A Direct Service to Iona and Staffa from Easdale – just 75 minutes quayside to quayside (the alternative, 2 ferries and a long road drive). Visit St Columba’s Abbey with ample time ashore to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. This tour includes a non landing trip to Staffa (Fingal’s Cave). Enjoy all the wildlife along the way with a full and informative commentary.

Colonsay Day Trip (7 hrs)
The only day tour to Colonsay. Travel past the Garvellachs on an incredibly scenic cruise to Scalasaig (1 hour). 5 hours ashore enjoying all this amazing island has to offer. Take a minibus tour of Colonsay and Oronsay, hire a bike (both extra), or just simply wander along some of fantastic beaches the island has to offer. A naturalist’s paradise.

Garvellachs Landing Trip (2 ½ hrs)
The Garvellach chain of islands offer an unique experience for a short marine wildlife tour around these fascinating islands followed by a walk on Eileach na Naiombh. Watch for minke whale, porpoise, seals, deer, seabirds and much more. We offer a short guided walk to the early Christian ruins (St Brendon 542AD). Roam this wonderful tranquil island reassured our crew are ashore ready to help and answer questions. Climb the island’s summit for a fantastic panorama or identify land based wildlife. Bring your camera and binoculars. Please note that landing on this island may involve transfer to our dinghy or landing across the foreshore rocks. There are no facilities on this island. Footpaths, if any, are rough. Please dress sensibly and wear appropriate footwear.

Sea.fari Adventures offers boats for private charter. With our vast knowledge of the area we are able to provide a completely unique tour or adventure that will make your holiday memorable. We also offer a private ferry service to many islands. We are the chosen supplier of boat services to Northern Lighthouse Board (Oban)

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