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Staffa & Treshnish landing cruise

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This trip operates from 8 August - 18 October 2020 in association with Turus Mara

Visit the unique geological phenomenon that is Fingal's Cave and imagine your own overture in the eternal surge of the sea! On this trip, we spend more of our time watching birdlife, seals and other wildlife on the water as the breeding period has come to an end and the birdlife has moved from the cliff edges onto the sea. Although the puffins head back out to the open ocean to overwinter there are still many other bird species to see. Grey seals pup late August/ early September and we spend some time ashore to see the pups when possible. 

 

Day Itinerary*

9.20am

Ticket Collection in Oban Terminal. Simply bring your reference number that you receive after booking.

9.50am

Caledonian MacBrayne ferry departs Oban for Craignure on the island of Mull. On route there is breath-taking scenery steeped in history, including a fantastic view of Duart Castle built in the 13th century.

10.40am

Arrival at Craignure, Mull, where you will be greeted by Turus Mara staff, where your transfer to the Ulva ferry awaits, along with your onward travel Staffa and the Treshnish Isles on a Turus Mara vessel.

11.35am

Depart Ulva Ferry via the South Side of the now Community owned Island of Ulva, passing Ben More, Mull's only Munro (mountain over three thousand feet). En route the historically important Isle of Inch Kenneth, associated with Iona in medieval times and more recently with the Mitford Family. The whole tour takes place within the Loch na Keal National Scenic Area and as we head further to sea there are great views of the Burg Peninsula and south to Iona and the Ross of Mull.

12.40pm

Land on the much celebrated island of Staffa. Marvel at the unique, awe inspiring, phenomenon that is Fingal's Cave. Imagine you can hear the first few bars of Mendelssohn's symphony in the eternal surge of the sea. You will have an hour ashore before returning to the boat.

2.20pm

Return to boat where you will enjoy a cruise through the islands after the departure from the Treshnish Isles to look at seals and other wildlife. 

3.15pm

Rejoin the Turus Mara bus at Ulva Ferry for the return journey to Craignure

5.05pm

Departure on Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Craignure where food and drink will be available.

5.55pm

Arrival back to Oban.

 

*All times may vary and are at the discretion of the operator subject to conditions prevailing at the time.

 

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