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The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban

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Zoo / Aquarium
On the shores of stunning Loch Creran, The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary combines a spectacular aquarium with a seal rescue facility. You can even feed the sharks. As you travel through the aquarium, you will see over 50 marine displays. Continue on to find the Loch Creran Nature Trail, which will lead you to the exciting woodland forest adventure play area. Be sure to watch for interactive talks, animal presentations, and feeding demonstrations. Whatever the weather, there is always something to do at the sanctuary. Enjoy refreshments at the Shoreline Coffee Shop while looking over the best views of Loch Creran. Use our Oban family vacation planner to add The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary and other attractions to your Oban vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • We spent a full day here enjoying the experience. The aquarium is well organised with plenty of activities for children of all ages. The staff have an excellent knowledge of their subject and communic...  more »
  • We visited this for the first time. It is fairly small although they are doing works to extend it. We arrived at 10:30am along with two coaches of people. Having paid online for our tickets we walked ...  more »
  • Went with my grandson, he enjoyed searching for clues but that was the highlight. The dated, damp and too dark to see much. The touch pool, a big attraction, was badly placed and when he instructor wa...  more »
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  • Love this Sea Life Sanctuary. Not too big and has great viewings of the enclosures. Animals all look well taken care of. Good shop and restaurant
  • Friendly staff and good day out overall. It isn't very large so probably not a full day out unless you have kids who would make good use of the adventure playground.
  • Poor! We decided to call on our way from appin to oban and take a look. At a charge of £13 per adult we were expecting pretty great things with lots to see.. it took us all of 5 minutes to walk round the entire thing we had missed the seal show/feeding by 10 minutes and it appeared there were no otters in the sanctuary to look at. We thought we would wait the two hours to the next feeding but with nowhere to sit and relax to have a coffee or maybe have something to eat to pass the time as the cafe was closed we thought being charged full rate (£26 for us) was the biggest con.. To put it into context we spent £26 for 10minutes here feeling pretty dissapointed headed into Oban spent 1 hour on a distillery tour came away with a complintary glass and an enjoyable great value tour for less money!! Perhaps this is a better experience in 'season' but perhaps that should be reflected in the cost out of season?? We won't try it again im afraid
  • Interesting visit but feels a little tired. Fun for kids.
  • In need of some money spent on it. Looks tired. Although I'm sure the seals are taken care off.