Staffa Tour from Oban

All Oban based trips must be booked direct with Turus Mara.

Car Free Days

*Please note you will purchase your Oban to Craignure return Calmac Passenger tickets on the day of travel*

Passengers from Oban catch the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry at 12:15 to Mull.

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  • 12:15 pm
  • From £20.00‐£40.00

Trip Details

Time of year
April - October
Sail Time
12:15 pm
Return Time
7:25 pm
Time Ashore
1hr Staffa (weather and swell permitting)
Tues, Thurs, Sat
Adult Price
Child Price
Please arrive at the Calmac ferry terminal by 11:45 to purchase your Calmac passenger tickets

**Times from Oban subject to confirmation of Calmac 2024 Summer timetable.

Passengers from Oban join the 12:15 Calmac ferry to Craignure, where our minibus awaits to transport you to Ulva Ferry to join the Turus Mara tour.

This trip from Oban is an opportunity to combine a boat trip to visit Fingal’s Cave on Staffa with a little bit of Puffin Therapy (May – July) too!

Turus Mara team up with Caledonian MacBrayne to run trips for those staying in Oban and surrounding areas. On this tour you will join the Ferry in Oban for the 45 minute journey to Mull (NOTE: you pay for and pick up your Calmac tickets on the day of travel). From the start of your trip you will have great views of Oban Bay, then the Firth of Lorn, Lismore and the rugged South East corner of Mull including the imposing structure of Duart Castle backed by Ben More and the central Mull mountains.

Transport is provided from the Ferry Terminal at Craignure, through the Loch Na Keal designated National Scenic Area (NSA) to join our trips from Ulva Ferry. Keep an eye out for otters in the loch and both Golden and Sea Eagles as you skirt the loch across from Mull’s largest mountain and only Munro, Ben More.

Your transport arrives at Ulva Ferry with plenty time to join the boat to Staffa – a trip of around an hour cruising via the stunning south side of the community owned Island of Ulva. We will almost certainly encounter common seals and various bird species on this leg of the journey as well as having the opportunity to spot whales, dolphins and other sealife.

On to Staffa and a visit to Fingal’s Cave. On good days follow in many famous footsteps along the causeway and imagine you can hear the first few bars of Mendelssohn’s Overture in the eternal surge of the sea.

Puffins nest on the North East corner of Staffa and visitors can enjoy a little bit of ‘Puffin Therapy’ on most days until early August when the breeding season comes to an end.

The boat ride back to Ulva Ferry to rejoin your transport back to Craignure will usually head back in via Loch a Tuath, allowing for the circumnavigation of Ulva, giving lots more opportunities to spot wildife.

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Incredible day out to Staffa and Fingal’s Cave.
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