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Scottish Sealife Sanctuary which includes zoo animals, cuddly or friendly animals and marine life

Get a close-up look at more than 30 water-based species at this wonderful aquarium and rehabilitation facility.

The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary is part marine sanctuary and part aquarium, providing a refuge for seals as well as impressive indoor and outdoor displays. Learn about the center’s rehabilitation and re-release efforts, watch feeding demonstrations and see marine life such as starfish and sharks.

View the sanctuary’s resident seals at the “Seal Meet and Greet” feeding demonstration. Learn about how the sanctuary rescues injured or abandoned common and gray seal pups found along the Scottish shoreline. The seals are treated at the sanctuary, with the goal of re-releasing them into the wild.

The center offers similar “meet and greet” sessions throughout the day for many of its other animals, including sharks and conger eels. Listen to interesting commentary provided by the staff while watching these animals be fed. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the sanctuary’s pair of playful North American otters.

Stop by the turtle sanctuary where marine turtles that have been donated, abandoned or confiscated have a permanent safe haven. The aquarium area, which houses sharks, rays and a number of other aquatic species, is also worth seeking out. Head to the nearby touch pool to hold crabs, starfish and other marine life with the guidance of staff.

Get some fresh air during a walk along the sanctuary’s Nutkins Nature Trail, a 0.5-mile (0.8-kilometer) path set within a picturesque wooded area. Be alert for badgers, red squirrels and hedgehogs as you stroll. Take a break on one of the trail’s benches and admire the beautiful views across Loch Creran.

More lovely views of Loch Creran can be enjoyed at the sanctuary’s restaurant, Shoreline Coffee Shop, which is open for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Let the kids burn off their extra energy on the playground in the Forest Adventure Play Area.

The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary is located on the shores of Loch Creran, 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Oban. Ride the bus from Oban or drive and park on-site. Opening hours vary by season and an admission free is required to enter. Enjoy viewing intriguing marine life up-close and feel good about supporting the conservation efforts of this altruistic attraction.

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Ardtorna
Ardtorna
5 out of 5
The price is AU$247 per night from 12 Nov. to 12 Nov.
Situated by the sea, this luxury bed & breakfast is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Scottish Sealife Sanctuary and within 3 miles (5 km) of Loch Linnhe and Tralee Beach. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"It was a 5star property in all respects lovely room with quality products in the en suite. We much appreciated the nibbles in the fridge and the Jura single malt which are all complimentary. Only sl blip in that the housekeeper who cleaned our room forgot to lock it up on leaving -fortunately no ..."

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Your Highland Home From Home With a hot tub
Your Highland Home From Home With a hot tub
Situated in Oban, this residence is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Scottish Sealife Sanctuary and within 9 miles (15 km) of Tralee Beach and Castle Stalker. Connel Bridge ...
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Your Highland Home From Home With a hot tub
Your highland home from home with a hot tub
Your highland home from home with a hot tub
Thistle Haugh, Oban, SCT
Located in Oban, this family-friendly holiday home is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Scottish Sealife Sanctuary, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ardchattan Priory Garden and ...
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Your highland home from home with a hot tub
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Ardtorna
Ardtorna
5 out of 5
The price is AU$247 per night from 12 Nov. to 12 Nov.
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Your Highland Home From Home With a hot tub
Your Highland Home From Home With a hot tub
Your Highland Home From Home With a hot tub
Your highland home from home with a hot tub
Your highland home from home with a hot tub
Thistle Haugh, Oban, SCT
Your highland home from home with a hot tub
2 bedroom accommodation in Appin
2 bedroom accommodation in Appin
Coelard Farmhouse North Shian Appin, Argyll, Appin, SCT
2 bedroom accommodation in Appin
Creran Reef, a beautifully presented holiday villa with loch views, near Oban.
Creran Reef, a beautifully presented holiday villa with loch views, near Oban.
Creran Reef, Benderloch by Oban, Oban, SCT
Creran Reef, a beautifully presented holiday villa with loch views, near Oban.
Barcaldine Castle
Barcaldine Castle
4 out of 5
Barcaldine Castle
Comfortable Detached House with Mountain and  Meadow views
Comfortable Detached House with Mountain and Meadow views
Old Tynribbie House, Appin, Appin, SCT
Comfortable Detached House with Mountain and Meadow views
Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa
Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa
5 out of 5
The price is AU$478 per night from 24 Nov. to 24 Nov.
Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa
Hawthorn Cottages B&B
Hawthorn Cottages B&B
4 out of 5
Hawthorn Cottages B&B
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