5 Amazing Facts about Puffins

It’s no secret that one of our favourite things to do on Staffa in the summer is puffin watching. These remarkable birds live most of their lives on the ocean, migrating to coastal regions during breeding season. They’re also incredibly friendly, and serve as one of the best attractions on our tours. Before taking one of […]

View sea eagles on Mull

White-tailed sea eagles are Britain’s largest bird of prey. They became extinct in Britain in 1918 but changes in legislation created an opportunity for their reintroduction and in 1975 82 were transported from Norway to the Isle of Rum. More were released on the mainland and breeding has been successful with between 80-90 individual birds […]

Puffins on Staffa and the Treshnish Isles

Puffins are without a doubt the star attraction of any of our wildlife boat tours. Although there are puffins on the Isle of Staffa, the Treshnish Isles is home to huge numbers of puffins during the breeding season and visitors can get incredibly close to these inquisitive birds. During the spring and summer months the comical Atlantic Puffins […]

Spotting corncrakes in Scotland

The corncrake or landrail is one of Britain’s most endangered birds. The Isle of Iona is one of the best places in Scotland to see corncrakes as the hay and silage fields and also iris beds supply lots of cover for this rare and elusive bird which unfortunately is in decline. Mechanised agriculture isn’t as […]

See Britain’s largest seabird, the northern gannet

The Northern Gannet, Britain’s largest seabird, is a spring and summer visitor to Scotland and while we don’t have any colonies on Staffa, the Treshnish Isles or Mull, many fly from colonies on St Kilda and Ailsa Craig to feed in these rich fishing grounds around our islands. Two thirds of the world’s gannets nest […]

Puffins Arrive En Masse at the Treshnish Isles

The puffins have arrived! Everyone likes puffins! Lots of our passengers have already had some spectacular closeup encounters with the puffins since we started our 2013 at the end of March so why not join in the fun. There’s nothing quite like a visit to the Treshnish Isles. See the puffins happily hop around your […]

Last Chance to see Puffins in 2012 with Staffa Tours

Everyone likes puffins! Lots of our passengers have already had some spectacular closeup encounters with the puffins this summer but time is running out. We usually see the puffins leave Lunga and Staffa for the Atlantic around 4th of, perhaps a little later, so if you want to see these amazing birds there’s only a […]

Whale Watching and Wildlife – New Boat Tours for 2012

Wildlife is something we’re passionate about at Staffa Tours and we’re always looking for new ways to make the most out of the unique and wildlife rich Scottish west coast. So new for 2012 are our brand new Whale and Wildlife boat tours to Staffa, Coll and the Treshnish Isles where we will be on […]