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Basking Shark Scotland: Coll of the Sharks Festival

When: Thursday 21st August 2014 – Tuesday 26th August 2014

Where: Isle of Coll

Cost: Varied. Please see here for more details

Coll of the Sharks Festival is the annual Basking Shark festival based on the Isle of Coll. With the idillic Hebridean waters surrounding Coll being the main Scottish (and possible worldwide) hotspot for basking sharks, where better to have a shark festival! 6 days of shark and marine based events, for enthusiasts, adults, kids, locals and visitors alike.

The festival is a long weekend of events surrounding the the wonderful marine environment of the Isle of Coll.

During the festival you can take boat trips to see or swim with the sharks and other wildlife. Scuba diving trip are being organised so you can sample some of the underwater delights of the Hebrides, snorkelling trip with the local seals, land based island tours, sunset trips and self guided tours of the island can also be taken.

The showpiece event is a guest speaker presentation evening, which is happening on the Saturday night in the An Cridhe hall. The evening will bring locals and visitors together to the home of Scottish basking sharks! In 2013 we had a full house and 4 excellent presentations!

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