Please note that tours are suspended until further notice.
- Visit the famous abbey and search for the rare and elusive corncrake on the Isle of Iona
- Return coach and ferry transport from Oban provided
- Marvel at the spectacular Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa
- From mid-April to early August, see the puffins on the Isle of Lunga
- Visit four beautiful islands on Scotland’s dramatic West Coast
- 12-hour guided coach tour
- Ferry transport
- Admission to Iona Abbey
- Food and drink
Start your Wildlife Tour off in the beautiful town of Oban, where you will catch a Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. From here you will travel across the scenic, mountainous interior of the island, arriving in the small port of Fionnphort, before boarding a ferry that will take you to the smaller isles of Staffa, Lunga and Iona.
The first stop will be Lunga, the largest of the Treshnish Isles. Lunga is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the many rare and endangered plants that can be found there. But the main attraction is the thousands of puffins that breed on Lunga during the spring and summer months.
From here you will sail on to Staffa, where you can see the awe-inspiring Fingal’s Cave, which was formed due to the island's volcanic origin.
Finally, sail to Iona where you will have two hours to explore. Search for the rare corncrake or visit the famous Iona Abbey and the **Reilig Òdhrain, **a burial ground and the final resting place of at least seven Scottish Kings. Finally, enjoy more spectacular views as you relax on the comfortable Caledonian MacBrayne ferry back to Oban.
Before you Go
When reserving your place on the tour, please select the date on which you would like to take the Wildlife Tour.
14th April to 2nd May 2020
Departure times from Oban: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7:15 a.m. 5th May to 31st July
Monday: 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday to Saturday: 7:15 a.m. Please note:
Iona is not visited on Mondays due to the later departure time from Oban
Sailings and landings subject to favourable sea and weather conditions
Duration: 12 hours
The tour and sites visited are suitable for all ages with the exception of Staffa where, due to possible slippery rocks on the island and some steep steps, we would suggest it is not suitable for very young children or those who would find it difficult when conditions are wet and paths may be slippery underfoot
Wherever possible, we will assist wheelchair-bound passengers. However, we ask that all passengers who require special assistance or disabled access contact us at least 24 hours before departure to ensure we can accommodate their specific requirements as some tours may have parts that are unsuitable for wheelchair bound passengers
On the day
Snacks and refreshments are readily available to buy on Iona
We recommend wearing layers and bringing a waterproof jacket
Please wear sturdy, comfortable footwear
A backpack is recommended for carrying waterproofs, snacks, water, cameras etc.
All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing. Please check dates carefully before purchasing tickets.