Island Magic

Treshnish Isles

"The stuff that dreams are made of" - The allure and fascination of uninhabited isles, the mystique of ancient forts, ruins of a 7 centuries old chapel (the Iona connection), and a conglomeration of thousands of seabirds including puffins so tame you'll go cross eyed, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars, shags, skuas - the list goes on - to satisfy even the most obsessive bird enthusiast, - and as we cruise through the many tiny islets and rocks which comprise the Treshnish Isles, you will be scrutinised closely by Common and Atlantic Grey Seals. On our daily visit to these incomparable islands, we spend time ashore on Lunga, the main bird sanctuary. On most days from late April to the first week in August - (the main breeding period), you will have 2 hours in which to study, photograph, commune and be generally entertained by the antics of our unique feathered wildlife.

Staffa

From the Norse meaning "Pillar Island" Staffa is a unique geological phenomenon, recognised as one of the wonders of the natural world. Staffa was shown recently on Television as one of the "Wonders of the commonwealth". Listen carefully when you walk into the magnificent basalt cathedral which is Fingal's Cave. Perhaps you can hear the first few bars of Mendelssohn's Overture in the eternal surge of the Atlantic? Read More

Ulva

Lying just a minutes sail off Mull's west coast, Ulva is a paradise of tranquil woodland walks and unspoilt scenery. Large enough to get lost in but without the trappings of the modern jungle, visitors can spot otters, seals, red deer and have recorded over 100 bird species. Read More



The Staffa & Treshnish Isles daily cruises all take place within The Loch na Keal National Scenic Area.

The Treshnish Isles are designated as a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The sea area around the Treshnish Isles (ex Dutchman's Cap), is a special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Staffa is a National Nature Reserve (NNR) and SSSI.

Visitors to the islands are reminded that under the Protection of Birds Act, it is an offence, not only to threaten or destroy birds or their eggs, but also any part of their habitat e.g. puffin burrows.

As Honorary Wardens for The Hebridean Trust, we will cheerfully report any naughty behaviour, though the possibility of being left for a night in the open on an uninhabited West Coast Island can turn any hoodlums into topdrawer conservationists! !

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