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Treshnish & Staffa

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This trip operates from 1 April 2019 in association with Turus Mara

After sailing from Oban to Craignure, you'll have a scenic transfer across Mull to the ferry at Ulva - bound for the geological phenomenon that is the Island of Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. Once on Staffa, huge hexagonal basalt pillars will surround you. This uninhabited beauty is filled with caves - the best known being Fingal's Cave. There's time to explore this unique island before crossing to the Treshnish archipelago. At Lunga you may be welcomed by thousands of puffins, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes. The sights, sounds and panoramic views will live long in your memory. Please see below for a detailed itinerary of your day.

 

 

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.

11.40am

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.

12.45pm

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.

2.30pm

Land on the island of Lunga in the Treshnish Isles to commune with the many thousands of seabirds that make these islands the main bird breeding colony in the area. During the season from Easter to early August we make 'Puffin Therapy' our speciality on this unique wilderness island with unsurpassed access to these commune with these comical little birds Other  species also choosing the Treshnish Isles for their summer home include guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars, terns and many others. Atlantic grey seals also breed here.

4.00pm

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

7.15pm

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

8.05pm

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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