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Seal Pool Reopening
Renovations on our seal pool begin Monday 30th October for approximately 4 weeks
Renovations on our seal pool begin Monday 30th October for approximately 4 weeks
Conservation Cove
Learn how you can help marine wildlife in our interactive Conservation Cove area!
Learn how you can help marine wildlife in our interactive Conservation Cove area!
Aquarium Zones
Experiences
Have an extra-special experience at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban with one of our Premium Experiences. Each experience aims to give you a memory that you won't forget.
Have an extra-special experience at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban with one of our Premium Experiences. Each experience aims to give you a memory that you won't forget.
Seal Feeding Experience
Get up close and personal with this VIP Seal Feeding Session at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary where you can feed our friendly resident rescue seals.
Get up close and personal with this VIP Seal Feeding Session at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary where you can feed our friendly resident rescue seals.
Breakfast with the Seals
Join our Seals for breakfast on this unique experience. You'll get a VIP tour of the centre, seal feeding experience plus your own delicious breakfast!
Join our Seals for breakfast on this unique experience. You'll get a VIP tour of the centre, seal feeding experience plus your own delicious breakfast!
School Trips
Combine active, hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks and an opportunity to have an up close and personal view into our amazing aquatic world.
Combine active, hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks and an opportunity to have an up close and personal view into our amazing aquatic world.
Events
Explore our creatures
Many of our creatures are on the endangered list, have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild or have been born and bred as part of our conservation projects.
Many of our creatures are on the endangered list, have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild or have been born and bred as part of our conservation projects.
Native Sharks & Rays
Our sharks and rays are jaw-some! Find out more about the species of shark and ray that live in Scottish waters and how you can help protect them.
Our sharks and rays are jaw-some! Find out more about the species of shark and ray that live in Scottish waters and how you can help protect them.
Seahorses and Pipefish
Seahorses and Pipefish are a curious group of creatures which all belong to the Syngnathidae family. Perhaps the coolest thing about this group is that the males brood their babies!
Seahorses and Pipefish are a curious group of creatures which all belong to the Syngnathidae family. Perhaps the coolest thing about this group is that the males brood their babies!
Turtles
Turtles are ancient reptiles that have been around for over 200 million years! They shared our planet with the earliest Dinosaurs. There are over 300 species of Turtle in our oceans and rivers today.
Turtles are ancient reptiles that have been around for over 200 million years! They shared our planet with the earliest Dinosaurs. There are over 300 species of Turtle in our oceans and rivers today.
Rockpools
Rockpools are made from water left behind when the tide goes out. Lots of different creatures live in these shallow pools – they all need to be tough to adapt to different temperatures and waves crashing overhead.
Rockpools are made from water left behind when the tide goes out. Lots of different creatures live in these shallow pools – they all need to be tough to adapt to different temperatures and waves crashing overhead.
Seals
Here at the centre we have 4 resident seals and a Seal Hospital where we rescue, rehabilitate and release injured seal pups from our local coastal waters.
Here at the centre we have 4 resident seals and a Seal Hospital where we rescue, rehabilitate and release injured seal pups from our local coastal waters.
Octopus
Octopus are molluscs which means they are from the same phylum (or family) as Slugs and Snails as well as Cuttlefish and Squid. They are well known for being very clever.
Octopus are molluscs which means they are from the same phylum (or family) as Slugs and Snails as well as Cuttlefish and Squid. They are well known for being very clever.
Otter
Can you spot our playful North American Otter playing in the Otter creek?
Can you spot our playful North American Otter playing in the Otter creek?
Talks and Feeding Times
Get involved and take part in our feeding times and learn more about our special creatures and how we take care of them.
Get involved and take part in our feeding times and learn more about our special creatures and how we take care of them.
Birthday Parties
Celebrate beneath the waves with an exclusive SEA LIFE Birthday Party for your child.
Celebrate beneath the waves with an exclusive SEA LIFE Birthday Party for your child.
Seal Adoptions
Breed Rescue Protect
We’ve developed a system of care and best-practice animal husbandry that draws on decades of collective experience from our marine biologists.
We’ve developed a system of care and best-practice animal husbandry that draws on decades of collective experience from our marine biologists.
Seal Rescue
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban have a busy seal rescue and rehabilitation programme in place to help injured and abandoned seal pups found along the Scottish shoreline.
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban have a busy seal rescue and rehabilitation programme in place to help injured and abandoned seal pups found along the Scottish shoreline.
Red Squirrel Conservation
Here at the sanctuary we are working to safeguard the population of our native red squirrels and prevent them from being extinct.
Here at the sanctuary we are working to safeguard the population of our native red squirrels and prevent them from being extinct.
The Cardiff University Otter Project
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is now participating in the Cardiff University Otter Project alongside the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF).
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is now participating in the Cardiff University Otter Project alongside the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF).
Sea Life Trust
With our partner charity, The SEA LIFE Trust, we are proud to develop and support projects that protect marine wildlife and habitats across the world.
With our partner charity, The SEA LIFE Trust, we are proud to develop and support projects that protect marine wildlife and habitats across the world.
Protecting Habitats
Around the world, marine habitats are under threat, and not nearly enough is being done to protect them.
Around the world, marine habitats are under threat, and not nearly enough is being done to protect them.
Wipe Out Whaling
The SEA LIFE Trust is working with Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) to wipe out commercial whaling.
The SEA LIFE Trust is working with Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) to wipe out commercial whaling.
Sharks
The SEA LIFE Trust is a registered marine conservation charity campaigning globally to protect sharks from the threat of finning and unsustainable fishing.
The SEA LIFE Trust is a registered marine conservation charity campaigning globally to protect sharks from the threat of finning and unsustainable fishing.
Turtles
Sea turtles are one of the very few animals that eat sea grass which must be constantly cut short to help it grow across the sea floor.
Sea turtles are one of the very few animals that eat sea grass which must be constantly cut short to help it grow across the sea floor.
Plastic Pollution
We want to eliminate plastic pollution and find a way to clear our oceans of microplastics and dangerous plastic debris.
We want to eliminate plastic pollution and find a way to clear our oceans of microplastics and dangerous plastic debris.
Sustainable Seafood
The oceans offer us a renewable and irreplaceable source of food and nutrition on which some communities rely for survival.
The oceans offer us a renewable and irreplaceable source of food and nutrition on which some communities rely for survival.
Seahorses
How To Get There
Situated in Barcaldine near Oban there is plenty of free car parking and easy access on local bus routes.
Situated in Barcaldine near Oban there is plenty of free car parking and easy access on local bus routes.
Facilities
Find out about disabled access, baby changing, buggies, eating and drinking at the aquarium.
Find out about disabled access, baby changing, buggies, eating and drinking at the aquarium.
Help Centre
Find information and answers to frequently asked questions, including how to use promotions and vouchers for SEA LIFE Oban and general questions about the attraction.
Find information and answers to frequently asked questions, including how to use promotions and vouchers for SEA LIFE Oban and general questions about the attraction.
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Contact Us
Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Barcaldine, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1SE | Tickets and General Enquiries - 01631 720 386
Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Barcaldine, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1SE | Tickets and General Enquiries - 01631 720 386
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Work for Us
There’s an ocean of opportunity at SEA LIFE, and there's every chance we'll have something that’s perfect for you.
There’s an ocean of opportunity at SEA LIFE, and there's every chance we'll have something that’s perfect for you.
General Admission
Experience Scotland's leading seal hospital and a stunning aquarium at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban.
Experience Scotland's leading seal hospital and a stunning aquarium at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban.
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Annual Passes
Enjoy a whole year of excitement and fun for the whole family with unlimited entry to 32 of the UK’s top attractions!
Enjoy a whole year of excitement and fun for the whole family with unlimited entry to 32 of the UK’s top attractions!
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School Tickets
Experience Scotland's leading educational conservation experience at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban
Experience Scotland's leading educational conservation experience at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Oban
School Tickets
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