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Sea Life Surveys

#1 of 6 Tours in Tobermory Features Animals
| Tobermory Pier, Tobermory PA75 6NR, Scotland
+44 1688 302916
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Amazing whale watching boat trip!!

Friendly yet professional staff Great knowledge of birds and sea creatures Saw two sea eagles... read more

Reviewed yesterday
carolyn h
via mobile
Wonderful wildlife experiences

I've been going out with Sea Life Surveys for the past 4 seasons and I'm always impressed. As long... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Philippa B
Hexham, United Kingdom
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Sea Life Surveys, established over 30 years ago in 1982, was the first and is now the most experienced whale watching, porpoise, shark and dolphin watching, marine survey, and education programme in the UK. Establishing the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in 1992, Sea Life Surveys is still actively conducting a research programme focused on the Minke whale and contributing directly to marine conservation.
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| Tobermory Pier, Tobermory PA75 6NR, Scotland
+44 1688 302916
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Friendly yet professional staff Great knowledge of birds and sea creatures Saw two sea eagles, harbour porpoises, 5 minke whales, a seal, gannets diving, lots of other sea birds and dolphins playing around our boat!! Skipper took time to take boat over to where we...More

Thank carolyn h
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been going out with Sea Life Surveys for the past 4 seasons and I'm always impressed. As long as you understand that wildlife does not appear to order, then this is a great day out. The guides are very knowledgeable and know the places...More

Thank Philippa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the 6.5 hour whale-watching trip on 24th July and had an amazing time! Harry, the tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly, making the effort to chat to individuals. The volunteers, Andy and Lyndsey, were also very knowledgeable and great at...More

Thank Meryl V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the four hour trip and dropped lucky with the calm weather. We didn't see a whale until about an hour in, but after that they came regularly, often far off, but the buzz of excitement when somebody called "Minke at nine o'clock!" or...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful day guide was very knowledgeable and gives you lots of information about the wildlife you may see. We were lucky and saw minke whale, porpoises,lots of seabirds including a pair of sea eagles with a chick. The only downside for me was...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on this day trip on a cloudy, slightly rainy day with a little wind. We saw Harbour Porpoise, White Tailed Eagles, Storm Petrel, Shearwater, Black Guillemots, much more and Minke Whales (probably at least 3 individuals) - one of which breeched about...More

Thank cavysqueak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip, just enough time on boats and islands. Take your drinks and lunch and travel with knowledgable guides. Take layers as weather changeable and best to sit outside to take in wildlife and view.

Thank AmandaBrock
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the 6.5 hour excursion with Sea Life Survey. The staff and volunteers involved are committed naturalists and ecologists who offer more than information--they convey a great deal of wisdom about the creatures, ecosystems and geology of the area. Also, they are warmly...More

1  Thank 3traveller3
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I booked this trip with my family and was a bit concerned of length of trip as I had my 7 year old son and 6 year old nephew. I had nothing to worry about they loved it. Guides were fantastic and knowledgeable. Seen Minkie...More

Thank Nicky1073
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I had a great day out but unfortunately could not see any minki whales, common dolphins, basking sharks, harbour porpoises (two girls who highly recommended the trip to me did the tour the day before and managed to see whales and purpoises but of course...More

1  Thank Analia A
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Clare O
13 September 2016|
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Response from Jo C | Reviewed this property |
There was a lady in a wheelchair on our trip and the guys on the boat were really helpful and looked after her, made sure she could see what was going on, and that she had a good as trip as everybody else.
17 January 2016|
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Response from lteacher_7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were able to go back and go out on another day but they also offer refunds if that is not possible