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The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary

#7 of 46 things to do in Oban Features Animals
Barcaldine, Oban PA37 1SE, Scotland
+44 1631 720386
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You must see Lewis

A must if you are fascinated by Seals and Otters. We arrived in rain, but were able to shelter... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kath H
Cute Seals and and Lewis the Otter

The place should have a cute alert sa the seals are just lovely but for character and showmanship... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
glenfarclasluva
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent39%
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Barcaldine, Oban PA37 1SE, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A must if you are fascinated by Seals and Otters. We arrived in rain, but were able to shelter going around the aquarium and seeing Lewis the Otter being fed, he is just so cute. Due to time constraints were were unable to see the...More

Thank Kath H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The place should have a cute alert sa the seals are just lovely but for character and showmanship Lewis steals the show. He is a mature Otter who loves people and showing off The place is run down and needs a facelift which they where...More

Thank glenfarclasluva
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our trip to The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary was truly amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who is truly interested in wildlife. Lewis the Otter was a treat to behold. He is very used to visitors and poses for photo opportunities. We watched Joe...More

Thank Robert E
Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review of our Sanctuary. It's great that you enjoyed meeting Lewis and seeing our seal feeding display. It's brilliant to read that you would recommend us to others and we hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived just in time for feeding the seals. This was delightful for kids and adults. Our children loved the aquarium and nature walk.

Thank 343_Jess_AK
Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. It's great to read that your children enjoyed their visit and you managed to see our seal feed. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in May while staying near Oban, it was a very wet day but didn't spoil our day here. We arrived in time for the seals feeding at 12 noon, there were 4 common seals and we had a talk on each of them and...More

Thank Karen M
Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. It's great that you enjoyed your visit and the weather didn't spoil your day! We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great couple of hours with my 4 yo. Yes I am sure there are bigger and better aquarium style attractions out there but what they loose in size the volunteers and the rest of the team there make up for it in passion...More

Thank martinmachall
Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review of our aquarium and postivie comments about our staff. We're glad to read you enjoyed your visit and seeing Lewis, our otter. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our fourth trip to sealife Oban. Have to say very impressed with the new looks that have happened since our last visit. But my girls always love seeing the beautiful seals and getting chased with them when the seals can be seen in...More

Thank humptydumpty64
Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review of our Sanctuary. It's great to hear from a repeat visitor and annual pass holder. It's brilliant to read that you feel we've improved since your last visit and your children enjoyed taking part in all the activities we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I visited the Sealife Sanctuary in May 2017. We had breakfast with the seals which was a great experience. The grounds are idyllic and well looked after. Installations were all very informative and interested. Would recommend.

Thank Vrl_84
Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. It's great that you enjoyed your breakfast with the seals and would recommend us to others. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take a break from our hiking and driving to take a tour of the sanctuary. The staff there is very sweet and knowledgeable. We were there for both the otter and the seal feeding time. The seals respond to the trainer with...More

Thank caroledc2015
Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. It's great that you managed to catch both our otter and seal feeding displays. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yip if children are interest in wildlife etc And your looking for something to do with the kids it's ok. The cafe is poor so bring a packed lunch.More

Thank the c
Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our Sanctuary, although it's disappointing to read you would only rate as ok if you have children who are interested in wildlife. We have a wide variety of activities and things to see that we think appeal...More

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Ryanm63
Dogs - are dogs on leads allowed into the sanctuary?
10 June 2016|
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Response from Whatbob | Reviewed this property |
I hope not
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Kirsty M
Hi, Just wondering are their any otter feeding experiences? They're my fav animal
16 February 2016|
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Response from Chrisie T | Reviewed this property |
They do feed the otters at a particular time. I think they were just finishing feeding as I came into the sanctuary. Worth finding out frim the centre as to times for that, if you plan on going.
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