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Allan's Boat Trips

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Allan's Boat Trips
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“seal island”(4 reviews)
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We're located right next to the train station/bus station, Feel free to message/email use for more info on our daily sailings.
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| Oban's Railway Pier, Oban PA34 4LW, Scotland
+44 7732 554746
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Very well run and smooth trip! Which provides an excellent view of seal's in their natural enviroment! The only thing could have improved this, would have been a bit more added commentary as we were on the tour! Tour of salmon farm was an added...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went on one hour boat trip to see the seal colony. Weather was not the best but we still enjoyed it. We managed to see seals as advertised which is not always guaranteed so we were really happy.

Thank Maciej D
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely 1 hour trip to see some seals & pups. Trip seemed to take a while to get out to the seals & then before we knew it we were back in the harbour. Commentary was a good balance, not too much...More

Thank Reviewer83
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We were able to schedule to be on a noon 2-hour wildlife cruise. It was quite nice. Our boat captain was very nice and helped point out some great views and we saw some common seals that were nice to see. Not too much wildlife...More

1  Thank Chandra G
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Short but sweet trip, got to see a salmon farm and when the seals were not at their usual haunt, we were taken to another colony to ensure we weren’t disappointed. Guide was funny, think Allan’s son was giving his Dad a rest day. Recommended!

2  Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 2 July 2018

A nice wee trip out from Oban Harbour to see a colony of Common Seals. Took about 1 hour and plenty of photo opportunities. Slight concern that the safety briefing consisted of being shown how to put on an adult size life jacket - no...More

3  Thank Gordon850
Jordan S, Crew/Tour guide at Allan's Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

I'm very sorry if I didn't give enough information on this specific trip I do try to squeeze as much information into the hour I'm given, as for the life jackets the children life jackets are the exact same specification to our adult sized life...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We took an hour’s tour to see seals and other wildlife. The boat was clean and looked well maintained, and the tour guide was knowledgable about the wildlife that we saw and pointed out landmarks. He did disappear into the wheelhouse for rather a long...More

2  Thank Elsie T
Jordan S, Crew at Allan's Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed it :)

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Nice boat ride out to a little island to see the seals and past a salmon farm. Tour guides were friendly and was quite informative although a little more history throughout the boat ride would have been good. Either way, great trip, recommended.

1  Thank pchu1985
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Enjoyed heading out on the boat. It was a very smooth ride. Loved seeing the salmon farms. Very interesting! The seals were gorgeous. We got very close to them. It is worth taking binoculars along so you can see them even closer. Definitely worth the...More

1  Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Although we live north of town - we had never been on the Seal Trip from Oban Bay. We had a day out in town and thought - why not? It's a great trip out of the bay and round seal island past the salmon...More

2  Thank Benderloch
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22 June 2018|
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Response from Benderloch | Reviewed this property |
What dates are you coming here ? I believe they will still be sailing but at that time of year the weather will influence the number of trips I imagine
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Hi I'm really sorry I don't actually know. I called him a couple of times and they answered the phone pretty quickly perhaps give them a call