Hundreds of puffins line the rocky shoreline on Lunga – the largest of the tiny Treshnish Isles to the west of Mull. The colourful clown-beaked birds aren’t worried about visitors either, says Julie Dubois Marshall from our Hebrides specialists St Hilda’s Sea Adventures: “They just come right up to you, all around your feet – it’s really special.” Take a cruise to Lunga and you won’t just meet puffins, you’ll also see dolphins, the odd minke whale and perhaps a golden eagle or two. You won’t, however, see many other humans.
Whenever I can’t get to sleep in the city… I will think of lying in bed on this vacation, gently rocking with the waves, and the gobsmacking brilliance of the stars.
– a guest on our Inner Hebrides cruise
There’s an edge-of-the-world style escapism and sense of wild freedom offered by Inner Hebrides vacations. That you’re just three hours on the train from Glasgow can come as a bit of a surprise – especially when you’re at anchor in a loch with just you, your shipmates and a blinding night sky. Keep reading our Inner Hebrides travel guide to discover more.