Oban Sea Life Sanctuary is an interesting, educational and fun day out. It has grown steadily over the years and is now a "must see" if you're staying at Oban Holiday Home.
The sanctuary runs a seal pup rescue program with a view to releasing them back into the wild. The pups can usually be viewed when they are fit and being prepared for release.
The regular feeding times at the seal pond is the highlight of many visitors day - the staff member doing the feed that day will give a running commentary and information.
The centre is situated on the shores of Loch Creran in a woodland setting and in addition to the fishy bits n pieces offers a playpark for the kids, a shore walk, restuarant and gift shop.
Opening times are 10am to 5pm March to October with varying opening times in the winter.
How to get there:- The facility is situated about 10 miles from Oban - public transport, an hourly bus service, is available with a stop at the centre entrance - check bus times at the station/taxi rank. Any bus for Barcaldine or Fort William will get you there
By car from Oban head north on the A85 following signposts for Fort William. Cross over Connel bridge on the A828, (Check out The Falls of Lora as you go over - somedays they're fairly tame, others a raging torrent).