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Staffa and Ulva

Laying just a short crossing of one minute off Mull's west coast, Ulva is a peaceful place of quiet walks, beautiful scenery and rich wildlife. It's home to seals, otters, red deer and many bird species. Visit a reconstructed traditional thatched croft house and learn more about the history of Ulva before crossing back to Mull for your cruise to the uninhabited island of Staffa. From the Norse meaning 'Pillar Island', Staffa is a geological phenomenon, recognised as one of the wonders of the natural world. You'll have time to explore the island and walk inside Fingal's Cave, a natural rock cathedral where the surge of the Atlantic waves are said to have inspired Mendelssohn's Overture.

For lovers of
History and heritage, geology, nature.


Dates and Times

31 March to 22 October

Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Departs Oban 0950, arrives back to Oban 2005


In association with Turus Mara


Landings and access at Staffa

Please note that landings on Staffa are subject to favourable sea and weather conditions. Due to poor weather or other conditions it may be necessary at times to change any part of this tour at short notice.
The access and terrain on Staffa is not suitable for those with mobility issues. There is a safety rail beside the pathway to Fingal's Cave. Access to the rest of the island is via a steep stairway up to the top of the island from where there are well trodden paths and terrain similar to easy hill walking available from the top of the stairway.
Warm clothes, waterproofs, sensible shoes, binoculars and suncream are essential.

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Oban Tourshop

01631 562 244


Adult £50.00

Child £25.00

Family £135.00


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