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The National Trust for Scotland has advised that there has been erosion during the winter months at the entrance to Fingal’s Cave that requires urgent repair. This means that while you can still see inside the cave, you cannot enter until these repairs are completed. At present there is no definite timescale for repairs but we will provide an update as soon as we know they are complete.

Visit four beautiful islands on Scotland’s scenic West Coast on this full-day Wildlife Tour from Oban. Visit the Isles of Mull, Lunga, Staffa and Iona. The rugged landscapes of these islands are steeped in history and are brimming with wildlife, making them the perfect location for naturalists and photographers, as well as those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Highlights

  • Visit four beautiful islands on Scotland’s dramatic West Coast
  • From mid-April to early August, see the puffins on the Isle of Lunga
  • Return coach and ferry transport from Oban provided
  • Marvel at the spectacular Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa
  • Visit the famous abbey and search for the rare and elusive corncrake on the Isle of Iona

Included

  • 12-hour guided coach tour
  • Ferry transport
  • Admission to Iona Abbey
  • Food and drink

Description

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 buriel 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.

Day Tour
  • Operating season: Sunday to Friday from 16th April to 8th August 2019
  • Departure times from Oban:
    • Tuesday to Friday: 7:30 a.m.
    • Sunday and Monday: 9:50 a.m.
      • Please note: Iona is not visited on Sundays and Mondays due to the later departure time from Oban
    • Sailings and landings subject to favourable sea and weather conditions
  • Duration: 12 hours
Accessibility
  • 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.

Cancellation policy

All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing. Please check dates carefully before purchasing tickets.

Supplied by

West Coast Motors
Craig of Campbeltown Limited, c/o West Coast Motors, Benmhor Saddell Street, Campbeltown, Argyll
PA28 6DN, Oban, United Kingdom