Marine biologist David Ainsley set up Sealife Adventures in 1988 and is the most experienced charter skipper in the Forth of Lorn Special Area of Conservation. He is an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and underwater TV cameraman.
David has been involved in scientific surveys in the area and he has taken an active role in bringing about protection to wildlife in this area. Nine years ago an agreement was reached with local fishermen to stop the use of tangle nets which kill large numbers of seals and porpoise. As a result, this is now one of the very best areas in Scotland for porpoise and common seals.
Seven years ago scallop dredging was banned within the Special Area of Conservation and David has filmed significant improvements to the whole ecosystem.
As an enthusiastic underwater TV cameraman David has worked on a number of documentaries including the BBC series ‘Hebrides: Islands on the Edge’ as well as ‘Coast’, ‘Maelstrom’ and ‘Otters in the Stream of Life’. Some of his footage can been seen on the Scottish Natural Heritage website.
Your Wildlife Guide
Your knowledgeable and enthusiastic wildlife guide will give a series of entertaining talks on the wildlife, local histories and legends.
They will also provide an unlimited supply of hot drinks and biscuits. Everybody on board is welcome to use our complimentary binoculars.
We particularly enjoy entertaining children.