Basking Shark season usually runs from May til late October. But sharks are anything but predictable! Hotspots include the southwest, the Isle of Man, the west coast of Scotland and the north of Ireland.

► If you're thinking of taking a boat tour we recommend a WiSe accredited company. You can find out more at

Basking Sharks are vulnerable to disturbance. But the WiSe scheme provides training and accreditation for operators. So, they know how best to view and interact with large marine wildlife. Ensuring a positive experience for both you and the shark.

► Remember to record your sightings on our Shark Database