Oban is a town with beautiful scenery, but some of the most stunning sights can only be throwing yourself into the action and checking them out by boat.
Sea.fari Adventures operate various tours from Oban, taking visitors on a journey round the Argyll waters, where they have the chance to spot all sorts of birds, sea mammals and wildlife.
Tony Hill, the founder of the adventure trips, said: “Sea.fari Adventures runs a number of tours. We operate from a point 13 miles south of Oban a place called Easdale and the main thrust of the business is to take wildlife tours down to the gulf of Corryvreckan, which is home to the world’s third largest whirlpool.”
This part of the world is home to many species of birds, sea mammals and wildlife, and there is no better way to catch a glimpse of the creatures there than from the water.
And as the tours are from spring to early winter, visitors get the chance to spot all sorts of different animals through the seasons - as well as the spectacular whirlpools which are created by the tides in the early part of the year.
Explaining a bit more, Tony said: “We do a number of trips to the whirlpool, we do whirlpool specials which are specially designed to see the whirlpool when it’s operating at its fastest, but generally we do wildlife tours and lately we’ve been seeing white-tailed sea eagles. We’ve got a white-tailed sea eagle pair with a young chick in a nest, and a golden eagle, and obviously people expect to see the cetaceans. We’ve been seeing dolphins, porpoises and hopefully by the middle of July we’ll be seeing minke whales.”
He added: “This whole area is a European special area of conservation and we like to keep the waters clean, that’s why we get such good seafood up here.”
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Find out more about Sea.fari tours and days out from the company’s own website www.seafari.co.uk.