| Free diving / snorkeling with basking
sharks + grey seal dives.
| Inner Hebrides, Scotland.
| Cottage in Tobermory.
only. Dive cert required if participating in
optional scuba dives.
not have any dates scheduled for this expedition
Five days boat travel with a
knowledgeable and dedicated captain and crew.
Six nights accommodation in Tobermory.
Light breakfast and lunch while
onboard, plus endless tea and coffee.
Tank & weights. We will only manage one
or two dives during the week as we will be concentrating
on basking sharks most of the time. We will try to sneak in at
least one scuba dive with grey seals.
Mobile camping equipment (except sleeping
bag) in case we decide
to camp on a remote island.
Dive gear other than tanks and weights. Meals
while on shore.
Transfers to Tobermory, Isle of
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DIVE WITH BASKING SHARKS!
This Big Fish
Expeditions Basking Shark Adventure
combines the best location, the best season (for weather and
animals) and the best boat with the most experienced
Captain. Sign up for a true adventure off the rugged west
coast of Scotland!
Why Scotland and not
We have chosen the Hebrides, in particular
the two Islands of Coll and Tiree as they are said to be the
places within the UK having the most regular Basking Shark
appearances. Cornwall has a lot of Basking sharks in certain
years, but some years they show only in low numbers and
sporadically. Our trip area is not known for large groups of
sharks but it is known for decent regularity of sightings.
Although numbers seemed to be up in 2010 where there were
regular days of 40 or so sharks in the area each day.
Our Captain is a dedicated wildlife fanatic
and he and his family have been operating in the area for
over twenty five years. This WISE accredited operator is
well respected for their responsibility towards wildlife
viewing. Due to the expansiveness of the sharks’ range, our
days at sea may be long, with many hours spent out on the
water. Our captain is one of the most dedicated in the
business and so our chances of encountering the sharks are
very good indeed.
Arrive Tobermory. After a scenic ferry ride to
the Isle of Mull from Oban on the Scottish coast, we will
get everything loaded
on the boat and have a relaxed evening in Tobermory before we head off to
our favorite shark sites around the Inner Hebrides.
We will leave early and head into the Inner
Hebrides; specifically to the islands of Coll, Gunnar and
Tiree - historically, all good places to track down basking
Days Three, Four and Five:
If the action is good in the Inner Hebrides
we will stay close to our original search sites of Coll and
Tiree. If the sharks are hard to locate we will venture
further afield to the Outer Hebrides and potentially as far
as St Kilda - a ruggedly wild and stunningly beautiful group
of volcanic islands 100 miles off the Scottish coast.
During the crossings between islands you will
have the chance to see harbour and grey seals, minke whales,
dolphins, puffins, northern gannets and countless other
colonies of seabirds.
Another chance to experience the Inner
Hebrides on your way back towards Tobermory. Time permitting
we will probably stop at a site called 'The Cairns' on the
northern tip of the Isle of Coll to jump in with grey seals.
Time to leave quaint Tobermory and move on to
the next adventure. Again, as Mull is such as
distant part of the country, it makes sense to leave early
in the morning on the first sailing to Oban from Mull to
allow the rest of the day to get to your destination.
Duart Castle near Craignure. You'll want to take
some extra time to explore the beautiful Isle of Mull.
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