We leave Iona at 09:45 and call at Fionnphort, where we collect passengers embarking there. The boat departs again at 10:00 and sails to The Isle Of Staffa. The trip lasts approx. 3 hours
The Isle of Staffa – off the West Coast of Scotland – is a beautiful uninhabited island, famous for its dramatic basalt columns, sea caves and bird life.
Over the years it has captivated thousands of people including Johnson & Boswell, Queen Victoria, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, Jules Verne and Joseph Banks.
Fingal’s Cave is always splendid and atmospheric with its basalt columns formed during a period of volcanic activity 59 million years ago.
Puffins can be seen ashore in season as well as shags, oystercatchers and black guillemots. We often see guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes, shearwaters gannets, great skuas and other birds from the boat. If you’re lucky, you might see a passing otter, porpoise, dolphin, basking shark or whale!
It’s a 45 minute journey to Staffa. When we arrive at the island, we’ll sail along the south coast, below the ‘Great Face’, pointing out the various caves and giving commentary on the geology and history.
Assuming favourable weather conditions, we’ll land on the island at around 11:00 (giving at least one hour ashore), before picking you up for the return journey.
We expect to be back in Fionnphort by 13:00 and Iona shortly afterwards. Passengers can disembark at Fionnphort or Iona
The Isle of Staffa, off the West Coast of Scotland, is a beautiful uninhabited island, famous for its dramatic basalt columns, sea caves and bird life. Three generations of the Kirkpatrick family have taken visitors to Staffa & over the years, we've shared this special place, and our knowledge of it, with thousands of visitors. Staffa Trips leave Iona and Fionnphort twice daily (1st April-31st October) and we aim to give you at least 1 hour ashore. The trip lasts approximately three hours and you can disembark at Fionnphort or Iona. We also run full day guided tours from Oban.
Photography, Island Hopping, Wildlife, Geology, Walking/Hiking
Departs: Fionnphort & the Ross of Mull, Isle of Iona
The afternoon trip leaves Iona at 13:45 and Fionnphort at 14:00. We expect t...