Boat Trips and Tours

 

Isle of Staffa and Fingals Cave Isle of Mull Hebrides

The Basalt pillars of Fingals Cave and Staffa

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TRESHNISH AND STAFFA ALL DAY TOUR-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Staffa Tours Iona Mull Staffa Lunga

Staffa Tours to Staffa and Lunga from Fionnphort and Iona

 

With STAFFA TOURS.COM Explore the islands that form the atmospheric Treshnish Isles with superb seabird colonies, followed by a trip to the mighty Staffa and Fingal's Cave, a geological wonder.hen a cruise to Magnificent Staffa and Wonderous Fingal's Cave. En route the MV Ossian of Staffa or Uillin of Staffa s crew search for whales,dolphins and basking sharks.

Landing on Lunga to see the Puffin,guillemot, and razorbill colonies and many other thousands of nesting seabirds. See SEAVIEWS TRESHNISH ISLES PAGE for the detail.

 

Lunga Treshnish Isles Inner Hebrides Scotland

Wildflowers Lunga looking south to Harp Rock and Dutchmans Cap

See SEAVIEWS STAFFA PAGE The trip lasts approximately 5 and a half hours, with 2 hours on Lunga and a visit to Staffa. The local,

Guillimot Razorbill colony Harp Rock Lunga Treshnish

Guillimot and razorbill colony Treshnish

knowledgeable crew will guide your experience.You can book with Staffa tours directly or your host John at Seaview is more than happy to advise you and make the booking on your behalf on your arrival or
 go directly to www.staffatours.com 

 

 

STAFFA TRIPS MV IOLAIRE 

mv Iolaire in Bull Hole with Iona Abbey

MV Iolaire steaming for Staffa

Visit Staffa and Fingal's Cave with its wonderful basalt columns formed millions of years ago from wonderous basalt columns formed millions of years ago from super cooled volcanic lava.
Travel on the Motor vessel IOLAIRE ( Gaelic bird with the sunlit eye - Eagle) with its famous west coast skipper Davie Kirkpatrick and crew.
The sea journey is 45 minutes to Staffa where you will possibly see guillemots,fulmars,great skuas,eider ducks,gannets,and kittiwakes,great northern diver,and razorbills. Puffins can be seen ashore on Staffa. If you are lucky you could see a passing whale, basking shark,porpoise,dolphin or otter. Visit our STAFFA PAGE for details The trip lasts 3 hours and you can board and disembark at Iona and Fionnphort Isle of Mull where Seaview is the nearest bed and breakfast to Fionnphort Pier.

puffin Isle of Staffa Inner Hebrides near Mull

Puffin Yawn Staffa

Trips leave for Staffa daily weather permitting with at least one hour ashore.mThere are facilities aboard the vessel.From Iona : 09.45 and 13.45 From Fionnphort : 10.00 and 14.00 

At Seaview we are delighted to organise and book this trip for our guests,usually on the morning of the trip when we can see if the weather is suitable.

West Harbour, The Gunna Mor , Isle of Staffa Inner Hebrides near Mull

Old Harbour, Gunna Mor

Please ask your host John to help do this for you. Alternatively reserve with Staffa Trips  email iolaire@staffatrips.co.uk or read more at www.staffatrips.co.uk  Extra warm layers of clothes,gloves,hat, good rubber grip flat shoes and sun screen are advisable

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ALTERNATIVE BOAT HIRE

Iona Abbey and Birthe MarieJourney the world between ocean and coast with Alternative Boat Hire operating boat trips from the Isle of Iona and Fionnphort Isle of Mull. The boat Birthe Marie is a traditional wooden,ex working sailing and motor fishing boat built in 1933 in Denmark possibly working in the North Sea. A strongly built, renovated old fashioned boat with gaff ketch rig. The whole idea of the trips is an unhurried voyage taking in the rugged coastal landscape of the Ross Mull, Iona, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. The boat disturbs little sailing to hidden coves and beaches along the coastline. Mark Jardine the owner and skipper has over 30 years Birthe Marie Isle of Ionaexperience of the west coast and sailing boats Trips can be different everyday depending on wind direction and tides and cater for novices, experienced sailors, old and young , exclusive trips or groups up to twelve.
John can help you contact Mark on arrival at Seaview however it is recommended for this trip because of its flexible and bespoke nature and weather changes contact Mark beforehand at www.boattripsiona.com, where there is a flexible schedule of summer sailing times on one of the pages and more detailed information. email : info@boattripsiona.com 

WILD ABOUT MULL

Brian Wild About Mull

Bryan

A wildlife land based tour operating locally around Seaview bed and breakfast on the Ross of Mull in the south west corner of the Isle of Mull. Your guide, owner Bryan Rains has over 30

Otter Isle of Staffa Inner Hebrides

Otters keep an eye out!

years experience in wildlife watching, and although this is now his job he is a dedicated and passionate wildlife enthusiast who can often be seen out in his van keeping track of where the birds and animals are in winter in all weathers and on days he has no one booked. Bryan's comfortable mini bus can carry

Hen Harrier Wild About Mull Mull Scotland

Hen Harrier by Bryan on Ross Of Mull

a maximum of 8 passengers, he will do the driving and spot the wildlife for you as you enjoy the rugged and scenic Ross of Mull with powder white beaches, wild flowers and a magnificent range of wildlife.

Bryan regularly spots Golden Eagle, white tailed sea eagle, otter and hen harrier, Adder, deer, Mountain Hare and various breeding waders at the appropriate time. Tours start at approximately from your accommodation and finish around 5pm.
A tour can be booked with John and Jane at Seaview at the time of reserving your room, (  advisable to book early) or directly with Bryan and Joy  email: bryan@wildaboutmull.co.uk You can have a look at Bryan's fabulous wildlife photographs on his daily blog click here which can also be accessed from his website wildaboutmull.co.uk

 

RSPB SEA EAGLES EAGLE HIDE - 5 STAR VISITOR ATTRACTION

 The Isle of Mull is the best place in Scotland to see the white-tailed eagle, more commonly known as the sea eagle. It is Britain’s largest bird of prey with a wing span in excess of 8

feet; its poetic Gaelic name is ‘Iolaire-suile-na grein’ which translates to ‘the eagle with the sunlit eye’. They are regularly seen in flight from public roads throughout the island.

Sea or white tailed eagle Isle of Mull

White tailed eagle Isle of Mull

We are very fortunate to have the 5 star VisitScotland Visitor Attraction RSPB Sea Eagle hide at this end of the island - just across Loch Scridain from Pennyghael at Glen Seilisdair on the B8035  Grid Reference 48000 30288. To visit the Sea Eagle Viewing Point at Glen Seilisdeir (pronounced Shellister - which means Glen of the Irises), you will need to book your place which operates on a first come-first served basis of up to 20 people for a ranger led visit. For further information and to book your place contact Craignure visitor center  (01688) 812566. or ask us to make a booking in advance of your stay with us. We are approximately 20 miles from the hide and on your drive from Seaview to the hide you take in magnificent scenery while keeping a look out for golden eagles, otters, owls, red deer. Great Northern Diver and hen harriers and

Sea Eagle White tailed Eagle Isle of Mull

Sea Eagle Isle of Mull

many other species. The meeting point is sign posted with Forestry Commission signs. A great day out.Ranger Trips are Monday to Friday, 2 trips per day, lasting approximately 2 hours. You can leave early if you wish. Times 10am to 12.30pm  and 1.30pm to 4pm. You can request out of hours trips for groups.

Calender- April:Adults sitting on eggs, May-July:chicks in nest adults feeding them August:chicks fledged but flying in the area.

The trip costs £8 adult (including RSPB members) £4 child £20 family ticket for 4 Pay guide on day, money goes to good causes locally.

Mull Sea Eagle Hide Isle of Mull Mull Eagle Watch Forestry  commission and RSPB

Mull Eagle Watch

There are no toilets on site. Well behaved dogs on lead welcome, Please bring waterproofs, midge repellent, binoculars etc. There are good telescopes on site for your use.For detailed information about this magnificent bird of prey, visit the Sea Eagle website. For further information on bird watching on the Isle of Mull visit the Mull Birds website. 

© Photo taken and permission kindly given by guest Mike Ashforth

                                                        updated 18/11/ 2015

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