Seafari Adventures are Oban's 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Based in the conservation area of Easdale, 16 miles south of Oban we have a fleet of powerful RIBs which are purpose designed and built by us. Our Wildlife Tours depart throughout the day visiting the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the World's Third Largest Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins and whales feed in these food rich waters along with many seals and the occasional otter. There are deer on the islands and seabirds in the skies which are also home to both the white tailed sea eagle and golden eagle. Our two hour nature spectacular is set amongst the many islands in the area.
Access with steps
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
We are located in the village of Ellenabeich on the Isle of Seil - the Isle of Seil is accessed by public road, there is no need to get a ferry here. If you are arriving from Easdale Island there is a small public ferry that takes approximately 5 minutes to arrive from Easdale Island to Ellenabeich. The no.418 bus from Oban departs from outside the Bank of Scotland which is across the road from the Railway Station and drops off in the harbour square in Ellenabeich - we have our ticket office in the Village Shop on the harbour square.
There is a free car park clearly sign posted in Ellenabeich. The path from the car park to our ticket office is approximately 100 metres, flat tarmac, no steps - a couple of low kerbs.
We kit our passengers up at a trailer at the top of the jetty - it is possible for passengers to be dropped off at the trailer before parking.
Path to main entrance
Our Ticket Office is a listed building with quite a high step to enter, however, it is not necessary for our passengers to enter the Ticket Office to collect their tickets. We can arrange to meet passengers at the kit trailer at the top of the jetty.
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
Seafari Adventures Ticket Office
Our Ticket Office is based within Easdale Village Shop.
Kitting up trailer
From our Ticket Office to the kitting up area is a walk of around 50 metres - Passengers who may find access to our Ticket Office difficult due to the high step on entrance can arrange for us to meet them at the kit trailer (cars can drop off passengers directly in front of our kit trailer). There are 2 low kerbs between the Ticket Office and the kit trailer.
Ellenabeich Public Toilets
Easdale Village Shop
Entrance to the shop (a listed building) is through a door 630mm wide.
Getting around outside
Seafari RIBs (boats) - boarding and seating
To board our boats we use a concrete jetty which is a ramp. Our boats come alongside and our passengers step directly onto the tube of the boat and then take 2 steps down to the floor of the boat. Seats are "jockey seats" which mean our passengers sit astride the seats as if on a horse - there are foot rests and hand rails to hold on to. We have parent & child seats at the front of our boats so parents can sit with their young children. Should passengers need assistance in boarding we have plenty of crew around to help. Passengers who use wheelchairs have 2 choices, if they have seated mobility they may wish for us to help them on board without their wheelchair and help them to their seat. For passengers who wish to stay in their wheelchair we can remove a seat on the boat and lift the wheelchair into place and secure it. We will need advance notice of passengers with wheelchairs so we can enure we have crew around to offer assistance. Some modular wheelchairs cannot be lifted on board. We will request the dimensions of the wheelchair in advance.
Customer care support
We provide written versions of our tour information in a waterproof laminated presentation that can be taken on board.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support