Boat trips and tours from Fionnphort to the Isle of Staffa and Fingal's Cave, Isle of Lunga,Treshnish Isles and the Isle of Mull and Isle of Iona
Trips to the Isle of Staffa and Fingals Cave
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See Iona and Staffa with Staffatrips or Staffatours to the Isle of Staffa: Departs up to 4 times daily from Fionnphort pier (9.45am 10.00 a.m, 12.15pm and 2 pm) & Iona (9.30am 9.45am 12.00pm and 2.00pm . from April through to the end of October. Sailing time is 40 to 50 minutes with an hour spent ashore on Staffa (weather and sailing conditions permitting) to visit the spectacular atmospheric Fingals Cave with its splendid basalt columns formed 59 million years ago and see the bid and wild life, especially the Puffins. Please wear warm waterproof clothing and practical footwear for climbing the stairs to the top of the cliff. In season puffins can be seen ashore, also guillimots, fulmars,great skuas, eider ducks, gannets, kittiwakes, black backed gulls, great northern divers, and razor bills. With luck occasionally you will see whales,dolphins,porpoises,basking sharks and otter. The trip lasts about 3 hours and you can leave the ferry at Fionnphort or Iona. Seaview bed and breakfast accommodation is ideally situated 2 minutes away from Fionnphort pier to allow you to take the trip to Staffa and visit Iona easily.
John and Jane recommend you book the trip with them on your arrival at Seaview bed and breakfast allowing flexibility when deciding when you take the tour dependant on the weather.For full details and images on Staffa and Treshnish Isles go to Staffa page read more and Treshnish Isles page read moreMB Iolaire of Iona - Davey & Carol Kirkpatrick, Tigh na Traigh, Isle of Iona. W: www.staffatrips.co.uk |Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for Staffa trips only.or www.staffatours.com for Staffa and Treshnish Tours
Tours to The Treshnish Isles Lunga bird Colony and Staffa an all day tour
For those of you who are really interested in ornithology and the natural history of these beautiful, unspoiled islands sail out to the island of Lunga and spend two hours ashore visiting the large colony of puffins nesting there along with other seabirds. Guillimots razorbills,Cormorants,seagulls,corncrake,storm petrel, gannets, skuas, Kittiwakes, great Northern Diver and Rabbits of all things!Harp rock is the nesting site of 7000 birds. Inhabited until the 1850’s, Lunga still has a number of ruined crofters’ homes This trip lasting approx 5½ hours operates daily (except Saturday) from Fionnphort and Iona from May until early August. Please wear warm waterproof clothing and practical footwear. A packed lunch and/or snacks are also recommended as there are no facilities on the island. Toilets are on the boat. Boat operator: Gordon Grant Marine - see below for details. On leaving Lunga, you will then make the trip to Staffa to visit Fingal’s Cave where you will also have the opportunity to view seals, dolphins, basking sharks and whales in their natural habitat around these islands. In June the flowers are amazing! The boats are called Fingal,Ossian and Uillin and are modern fully inspected and tested vessels.
Guillimots and Razorbills: mid April to middle July
Common Seal pups: June
Atlantic Seal pups: beginning September to end November
Kittiwakes Shags: April to August
Basking Sharks: June to September
Dolphins and porpoises: anytime but good in July August and September
ALTERNATIVE BOAT HIRE sailing adventures around Mull Iona Staffa
John can help you contact Mark on arrival at Seaview bed and breakfast however it is recommended for this trip because of its flexible and bespoke nature and weather changes
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