Take in a scenic route through the beautiful Isle of Mull with a visit to the picturesque town of Tobermory, then the highlights - an awe-inspiring visit to the unique Isle of Staffa to see Fingal's Cave, lookout for Basking Sharks, Dolphins, Whales and Eagles on this tour
On this tour you will sail on the MV Islander, the largest and fastest vessel to operate trips to the Treshnish Isles and Staffa. The journey around Mull's west coast from Tobermory with its abundance of wildlife and stunning views takes us around one hour thanks to our modern vessels speed and stability; offering you a comfortable journey to enjoy the dramatic surroundings and thus giving you the advantage of having more time to sight wildlife and explore the unspoilt Islands when you choose this tour.
This tour allows you to enjoy the picturesque village of Tobermory, famous for its coloured houses as well as magical Staffa, home of the famous Fingal's Cave.
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The tour departs from the Ferry Terminal Railway Pier, Oban on Caledonian MacBrayne’s MV Isle of Mull, crossing the Firth of Lorn to Craignure on Mull where you join your West Coast Motors bus which will take you to Tobermory. Departing for The Treshnish Isles at 10am. You will then sail via the North Coast of Mull to the magical island of Staffa on the look out for White Tailed Eagles, Basking Sharks, Dolphins and Minke Whales which this tour is famed for. Arriving at Staffa, you will have approximately one hour to explore Fingal's Cave and walk along its cliff tops before sailing back to Tobermory. Enjoying the afternoon in Tobermory with its Aquarium, Distillery and range of interesting local shops before heading to the coach, The Tobermory Topper service at 17.55 which will take you back to Craignure to catch the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry back to Oban, returning to Oban at 19.46.
Setting this trip apart from our normal Staffa excursion you will also have the opportunity to sail through the stunning Treshnish Isles. Come the middle of August many of the iconic Puffins and other bird species that nest during the summer upon the Treshnish Isles decide to migrate elsewhere for the winter, for this reason we cease landing on the Treshnish Isles, however on this tour we still allow time to explore the archipelago islands and skerries from the sea; our knowledgeable and local crew will guide you through the geology and history that make-up the wonders of the Treshnish Isles. They are renowned for their history dating back to the Viking era, where today there are remains of blackhouses, hill forts, medieval chapels and castles that are visible offshore, and were inhabited until 1857.
At this time of year the islands do remain home to an abundance of both Common Seals and Grey Seals (who will give birth to their pups in the autumn), Basking Sharks as well as bird species that are resident all year round; Fulmar, Shag, Great black-backed Gull and Herring Gull. Occasionally the few remaining Gannet’s, Manx Shearwater’s and Common Tern’s can be seen until they will have all migrated by October. Returning mid-afternoon gives our passengers further time to explore the picturesque town of Tobermory.
This tour does not land on the Treshnish Isles after the seabirds have left the islands however it still offers a scienic sail through these Islands en route to a landing visit to Staffa
Sailings and landings subject to favourable sea and weather conditions.
We recommend bringing a packed lunch or purchasing food and drinks in Tobermory before travelling to Staffa.
This tour runs Tuesdays to Saturdays from mid-August to mid-September.