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The SEALIFE Sanctuary in Oban provides for a wonderful family day out in the picturesque setting of Loch Creran. It is home to a impressive aquarium and Scotland's principal Seal Hospital.
Listen to one of the fascinating regular talks or watch a feeding demonstration as you meet the delightful seals and otters. Learn about the sanctuary’s top twenty creatures as you experience 50 marine displays with awe-inspiring native sharks, enchanting rays and captivating seahorses. Don’t miss out on the amazing interactive rock pool where you can hold crabs and starfish.
Discover local wildlife as you investigate the Nutkins Nature Trail, or have an adventure in the fun-filled Forest Adventure Play Area.
Afterwards, take a welcome rest in the award winning Shoreline Coffee Shop, browse through the gift shop for souvenirs and simply enjoy up the beautiful views of Loch Creran.
The Scottish SEALIFE Sanctuary is suitable for nature lovers of all ages. There really is something for everyone – making it the ideal location for a fun filled family day out. School groups are welcome too, and with all the available facilities it makes for an excellent, fun filled, educational experience.
It’s easy to get to the centre by train. Once you arrive in Oban Station, which is located in the town centre, go to the nearby bus station and take the Fort William bus. This travels along the A828 road, stopping right outside the Scottish SEALIFE Sanctuary as it passes.
Alternatively, if you arrive by ferry at Oban Ferry Terminal, you can walk to the town centre in 5 minutes. From here, take the Fort William bus along the A828 road and get off at the Scottish SEALIFE Sanctuary en-route.
Lastly, if you’re travelling by car, drive north towards Fort William, go over the Connel Bridge and you will find the Scottish SEALIFE Sanctuary 6 miles along the A828 road.