Scotland is home to the largest aggregation of basking sharks in the world. Nowhere else on the planet can you get so up close and personal with these gentle giants. Teaming up with Basking Shark Scotland, Charlie will be taking a small and intimate group on a specialist trip to the remote Isle of Coll to go in search of these majestic creatures.
Drawn to Scotland’s waters because of its rich plankton blooms, the sharks spend the summer feasting at the sunbaked surface making the most of the all you can eat buffet. As the summer progresses, more and more sharks arrive, with the end of July being one of the peak times to see them. Guests visiting at this time are also in with a chance of seeing not only an abundance of sharks but mating behaviour and breaching. Previous guests have experienced phenomenal encounters, including chains of multiple sharks trailing one another at the surface as they feed.
In-between wildlife spotting we will get a chance to explore other islands and snorkel spots shrouded in myth and mystery. This includes snorkelling Fingal’s cave and the lush kelp forests at the northern tip of the island.