We can arrange for boat tours to see these huge fish in action or for the more adventurous we can arrange a unique experience with snorkeling dives and swim with the basking sharks. This is a truly unique wildlife experience.
The Basking shark is huge and from April to October each year can be found on the west coast of Scotland.
We can arrange for boat tours to see these huge fish in action or for the more adventurous we can arrange a unique experience with snorkeling dives and swimming with the basking sharks. This is a truly unique wildlife experience.
There is no other marine creature quite like a basking shark, cruising slowly along at the surface it can be mistaken for two sharks following each other because the prominent dorsal fin and the top of its tail fin often show above the surface at the same time. When feeding, the rounded tip of its snout may also show above the water, and no other fish has such a huge mouth!
“In Scottish waters, basking sharks are seen most commonly off western coasts, and especially around the outer Firth of Clyde. Recent studies funded by SNH , collating data collected by the Wildlife Trusts, have confirmed two other hotspots for basking sharks: in Gunna Sound, between Coll and Tiree, and around the rocky islet of Hyskeir, southwest of Canna. Considerable numbers of sharks have been consistently recorded here up to four times the numbers seen elsewhere in the UK.” – SNH
Including this in your visit to Scotland gives you an adventure into the watery wilds of the Scottish coastline, not only the basking sharks but a whole variety of wildlife in and out of the water for you to enjoy on your visit.
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West Coast of Scotland.