Nestling in a mature spruce forest on the shores of beautiful Loch Creran the
Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary enjoys one of the most picturesque settings in
, and is home to some of the UK´s most enchanting marine creatures Britain
In crystal clear waters you can explore over 30 fascinating natural marine habitats containing everything from Octopus to Sharks.
Every day thes is a range of talks and feedsing demonstrations from the team of marine experts which may allow you to hand feed some of the sharks and rays or perhaps to learn about and hold some starfish and crabs.
All this and much more is undercover and outside in the sanctuary's extensive forest grounds they have a children's play area...plus nature trails and a forest walk.
There are various pricing options available for entry in to the sanctuary, booking on line save you 20% on your entry price, or why not consider a twelve month pass for even greater savings if you live near one, or plan on going to another part of the country that has one?
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|at the seal feeding|
We spent approx an hour and a half wandering round the tanks, laughing at some of the antics of the creatures, amazed at the colours, shapes and sizes. We went along to watch the seal feeding. This was a very popular activity, well attended and very informative. There is a Seal Hospital in the centre that takes in abandoned or orphaned pups, but it was empty when we were there.
After lunch we wandered back round to see a touching session that they have where you can handle the starfish and crabs. Today's session was hosted by Barbora and it was really nice because everybody let all the little children to the front where they could see and handle the creatures. The talk that accompanied the session was very informative and the young children really enjoyed holding various creatures. Once the session is over there is a hand gel to squirt your hands with to stop any possible germs being picked up but sadly it was empty.
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Next up we went to watch the shark feeding session, also hosted by Barbora, who explained about the feeding habits, their lives and why the sharks don't eat the other fish that are in with them.
The rain did not stop all day when we were there, and it was really misty with little visibility so we did not have an opportunity to go onto the beach and admire the views or take a walk through their woodland walks and see what the outside activities had to offer.
We were there for three hours and had we been able to use the outside facilities we could have stayed for a lot longer. Think this would be a great day for a family with lots of things to look
at and safe places to play.
A short video of the otters not caring that it is raining.
We were given free entry for the day in return for an honest review.