Mull is one of the UK’s great hotspots for wildlife. With magnificent ocean and mountain vistas, soaring eagles and perhaps the most visible otters in the country. This tour includes great opportunities to explore the island’s shoreline with an expert guide. It includes a walk up the great Ben More in search of golden eagles and red deer and finishes with an exhilarating exploration of the seas around Mull in search of whales and basking sharks.
£975 PER PERSON SHARING
£185 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
The tour starts at Oban train station. We then take the ferry to Craignure on Mull which takes about 45 minutes and carry on by road to Loch na Keal, about 20 minutes away, where we will stay for the next three nights. Lecture and overnight.
With the services of an expert guide, we spend the day walking the stunning coastal paths in areas most frequented by otters. We have an excellent chance to spot them amongst the seaweed, looking for food. Other marine mammals such as seals and dolphins are likely to be spotted, and the birdlife includes puffins, shags and white-tailed eagles. Overnight Loch na Keal.
Today we take on Mull’s famous Munro, Ben More. It is known as the mountain of the eagle because of the excellent opportunity to watch Scotland’s favourite bird, the golden eagle. Hen harriers and white-tailed eagles may also be seen. There are also large mammals, of course, and we expect to find red deer on the mountain. In autumn, this adds an extra dimension as the melancholy bellow of the stags fills the air.
Once again we head out with a wildlife expert to study an area of the beautiful Mull coastline looking to witness and photograph its stunning marine and semi-aquatic wildlife and birds. Overnight Loch na Keal.
Head out to sea with the island’s premier marine life watching outfit to look for minke whales, basking sharks and a host of other marine mammals and magnificent birds, including white-tailed eagles. Transfer to Tobermory. Overnight Tobermory.
After breakfast, make your way home or continue your holiday in Scotland.
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