Isle of Mull wildlife vacation in Scotland
Our only 7 day wildlife vacation on the Isle of Mull, with four full days on the island for wildlife safaris with expert naturalist guides.
Isle of Mull Full day wildlife safari Whale watching trip Treshnish Islands Waterfront hotel Expert wildlife guides Free time to explore other islands
£945To£1035 excluding flights
Price (pp) based on 2 adults sharing a double/twin room for 6 nights on B&B basis, return ferry crossing for a car and passengers, full day wildlife safari, a wildlife and whale watch boat trip, & boat trip exploring the Treshnish islands & Staffa.
Description of Isle of Mull wildlife vacation in Scotland
This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September
Our top tip:
Take a day trip to the Isle of Iona on one of your days off. It is a very special place.
Solo travelers welcome. Surcharge for own room.
Small locally owned hotel.
Accommodation, breakfasts, car ferry, full day wildlife safari, 6 hour whale watch, wildlife guides, Treshnish islands trip.
Several eateries all keen to show off fine local produce. Check out the Ale of Mull.
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
10 Reviews of Isle of Mull wildlife vacation in Scotland
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 23 May 2021 by Robin AthawesA superb vacation that will live in the memory for many a year. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jul 2018 by Michael HallA memorable experience....The wildlife in general (eagles, otters and more!), but in particular the boat trip to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. Being able to get so close to puffins, razorbills and shags on Lunga was an incredible experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 May 2018 by Patricia SmithWe saw lots of wildlife but I think my most memorable moment was being surrounded by nesting puffins on Lunga Island. We had a wonderful time. Scotland is a marvellous country that I canít recommend highly enough. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Aug 2017 by Helen ArbonWe all loved the sheer breathtaking beauty of the island. The tour was fantastic; Jaquie was a brilliant, friendly and knowledgeable guide. Our tour was amazing because the dolphins and porpoises decided to put on a dazzling show! Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Aug 2017 by Diego MaritanoWe spent all day in the wild life and we have been rewarded by spotting eagles and deer's a little far away but great. we definitely enjoyed the superb environment in Mull. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 May 2017 by Jim RoebuckSeeing whales was the highlight. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Jul 2016 by Liz LesterAt one point we were surrounded by a large family of bottle nose dolphins playing Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Jul 2015 by Luc DeneysI have the strong feeling that the accommodation and the tours were made with local people seriously engaged in the preservation of nature. It was a great vacation! Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jul 2014 by David HayersMull is a wonderful island where you will not find a disappointing view. The wildlife trips organized as part of the vacation package were excellent. Each trip was conducted by very professional and knowledgeable experts covering all aspects of the local flora and fauna. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2013 by Janet KellyExcellent...All accommodation was situated in the best possible place for fantastic views and access to wildlife tours Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe are continually increasing our range of public transport vacations for those who actively choose low-carbon transport. This vacation has been carefully-designed to allow you to experience the wildlife of Mull without a car, by linking up with two small group wildlife tours - one on land and one at sea, plus a boat trip to the Treshnish Isles. There are two days at leisure to explore the island - we recommend you do this on foot or by local bus and we will provide recommendations for what to do and where to go.
On our wildlife vacations, we carefully select our partners to ensure the highest standards in wildlife viewing and conservation. Established over thirty years ago, our whale-watching partner is the most experienced in the UK, and their trips have featured on many TV programmes, including BBC's Coast and recently Ray Mears' "Wild Britain" on ITV. There are always expert local guides onboard who continue to actively conduct a research programme focused on the minke whale, contributing directly to marine conservation. Through this survey, there is now much greater awareness and knowledge about the behaviour of cetaceans off the west coast of Scotland. Of course, it is illegal to hunt whales and sharks in the waters around Britain, which is sadly not the case in some other whalewatching destinations.
White-tailed eagles were reintroduced to the West of Scotland three or four decades ago, after serious persecution and trophy-hunting in Victorian times had decimated the once-thriving British population of these magnificent birds. They are now a frequent and impressive sight, soaring over the Isle of Mull. They are successfully breeding and re-establishing themselves in their natural habitat, and are no longer threatened here, as their economic value in bringing visitors to the island is greatly appreciated.
Otters are elusive and rare mammals, but the Isle of Mull has the highest density anywhere in the UK, so there are reasonable chances of spotting them at play or at rest, especially when accompanied by our knowledgeable guide.
PeopleWe take the utmost care to choose local business partners who share our values and commitment to sustainable travel, preferring to work with locally-owned and managed businesses wherever possible. We build long-term relationships based on mutual trust with our business partners, with a joint commitment to excellent customer satisfaction and care for the environment. We directly employ a small team of local people in Glasgow. We offer part-time and flexible working. We ensure staff take undertake at least two recce visits in a year so that they have first-hand experience and knowledge of our products throughout Scotland and Ireland. All staff share our values of environmental and sustainable responsibility.
All of our vacation packs include "Robert's Recommendations" - our personally-researched tips on where to visit, where to eat and where to shop, focussing on local businesses, which are often off-the-beaten track. In this way, we encourage our customers to spread the tourist pound and thus sustain communities in the more remote and fragile corners of Scotland.
We are corporate supporters of the John Muir Trust, an organisation committed to protecting the wild land of the Scottish highlands and islands.