The second largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands, the Isle of Mull with main centre Tobermory, is a mecca for birdwatchers coming to see the birds of prey which flock to Mull to hunt across the moors, lochs and sea. Featuring a mountainous interior reaching its highest point of 3,196 feet at Ben More, Mull has beautiful beaches around parts of its coastline – particularly between Calgary and Kilninian in the north and Loch Buie and Carsaig in the south. One of the most popular boat trips on the island is the not to be missed trip to Staffa and Fingal’s Cave, a puffin haven between May and July.
Arrival point for ferry passengers is usually Craignure on the western side of the island and departure point on the mainland is Oban. Around five to seven ferry services between Oban and Craignure run daily (journey time is around 46 minutes, with ferries accommodating cars and foot passengers). Mull is the perfect choice for wildlife watching, walking and cycling holidays featuring a choice of challenging and gentle coast and country walks and a choice of wildlife themed boat trips.
Discover the huge variety of wildlife on the Isle of Mull, from otters and red deer to puffins and seals. The island is brimming with wildlife sites from the Sound of Iona where you’ll spot bottle nosed dolphins to the Grasspoint area south of Craignure where you’ll see golden and white tailed eagles. Must see and do on any visit to Mull are boat trips from Fionnphort on the south west of the island across to Iona, an island of pilgrimage since the 6th Century.
The Isle of Ulva, a barely inhabited island off the west coast of Mull, is home to the iconic Staffa basalt columns and Fingal’s. Several boat companies offer cruises to Staffa from boarding points including Tobermory and Fionnphort on Mull. You’ll see a variety of wildlife on Staffa including guillemots, fulmars, eider ducks, the famous Staffa puffins from May to early July and many more types of seabird. Come and discover the wildlife rich Isle of Mull – book online now with Iknow.