This six night island holiday gives us the freedom to explore the more remote Hebridean islands, with their unspoiled white beaches, their ancient monuments, and their abundant wildlife.
We will be spending time ashore exploring islands such as Eigg, Muck, Coll, Tiree, Iona, Staffa, all with their own character and charm. We will also visit one of the fabulous seabird colonies where you can see puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, and so many more. En-route we will be hunting for marine beasties from the smaller harbour porpoise and common dolphins, up to the minke whale and basking shark.
Day One | Sunday
Arrive at Dunstaffnage Marina for 4pm, where you will be welcomed aboard M/V Bold Ranger for a cruise north through the Sound of Mull to Tobermory, looking at castles and searching for porpoise and eagles. Upon arrival in Tobermory you will be shown to your accommodation and the remainder of the night is yours to enjoy as you please.
Day Two/Three | Monday/Tuesday
Spending our first two days at sea, we go in search of the magnificent marine creatures that inhabit these waters. Minke whales, basking sharks, common and bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise, common and grey seals, gannets, skuas, fulmars, auks and a variety of other seabirds are also on the list of target species. We will either anchor somewhere tranquil or go ashore on one of the smaller Hebridean islands such as Muck or Eigg for lunch.
Day Four | Wednesday
Today is land-based and you will join a local tour operator who will show you the best that Mull has to offer. Red deer, fallow deer, eagles, hen harriers, peregrine falcons, mountain hares, otters and owls can all be seen from the comfort of a people carrier. You will learn about the natural history of the island as a whole, from its volcanic origins, through the ice age and right up to modern issues facing conservationists.
Day Five | Thursday
Returning to the water we will do some more whale watching while we travel to the island of Staffa. Staffa is famous for its hexagonal columns of basalt, similar to those found at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Staffa is also where you will find Fingal's Cave, popularized by Felix Mendelssohn who was inspired to compose his Hebrides Overture after a visit in 1829.
Upon leaving Staffa we will make the short journey to the Treshnish Isles. These islands are a haven for seabirds, with puffins, guillemots, shags, razorbills, kittiwakes and terns, all either nesting or regular visitors.
Day Six | Friday
Your final full day with us will be back out on the water. We never get tired of spending time in the company of whales, sharks and dolphins, and we're sure you will feel the same.
Day Seven | Saturday
Join us aboard M/V Bold Ranger for a final time at 8:30am for the return journey to Dunstaffnage Marina. Breakfast will be served on board as we cruise down the Sound of Mull and we will be alongside Dunstaffnage Marina for 11:30am.
Shown above is a typical itinerary for this cruise.This can be subject to change, due to weather, wildlife or other considerations.
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Below you will find links to companies and organisations with whom we are associated or are otherwise useful and informative.
Nature Scotland is an eco-tourism company operated by Ewan Miles on the Isle of Mull. Ewan worked as a guide on board with us for many years before setting up his own company in 2015. He now offers land-based tours to guests on our Island Safari firstname.lastname@example.org+44 (0) 7743 956 380
Island Holiday Cottages offer a range of self-catering houses and cottages on the Isle of Mull. Most of our holidays include accommodation ashore in a cottage provided by Island Holiday Cottages.islandholidaycottages.com+44 (0) 1688 302251