White-tailed eagle

© Billy Heaney


Spring Watch Mull and Inner Hebrides Cruise

Our first cruise of the year goes in search of great wildlife encounters around the Isle of Mull and its Inner Hebridean neighbours. You may spot eagles, otters, seals, seabirds, and maybe even whales or dolphins if you are lucky.

Dates: 18th - 24th April 2024


This time of year is often stunning, with great light for photography. You have good chances in particular of spotting otters and raptors such as white-tailed and golden eagles, as well as seabirds and seals. Cetaceans can always make an appearance too, with harbour porpoise and common dolphins the species most likely to be seen.

Destinations for this cruise will be flexible to take advantage of the best conditions and locations making it a true adventure cruise. Along with the wildlife hotspot of the Isle of Mull we will visit other islands that could include for example Jura, Skye or the Small Isles perhaps. Wherever we take you we can promise you an adventure to remember.

We usually anchor in quiet and secluded locations for the night, and you will get the chance to go ashore in our tender so you can explore the islands. We will send you a kit list so you know what to bring, but apart from that all you will need is a sense of adventure.

Outline Itinerary

Guests arrive at the North Pier Pontoons to join the MV Hjalmar Bjorge for 1530 on Thursday 18th April in Oban. Our first afternoon will be spent cruising across to the beautiful Isle of Mull most likely where will we anchor for dinner and perhaps a walk ashore. 

This is a true adventure cruise in that the itinerary is not fixed so we can be flexible to take into account conditions of weather and tides. This is in order to maximise your comfort and locations visited, but may include for example, some of the following places;

  • Isle of Mull. A special place for wildlife and introduction location for the return of white-tailed eagles to Scotland.
  • Isle of Skye. With jagged mountains, coastline, moorland and wildlife galore.
  • Isle of Jura. Home to the Paps of Jura and the Corryvreckan whirlpool.
  • The Small Isles. Rum, Canna, Eigg and Muck; Four islands with very different personalities and geography.

Our final evening will be spent in the vicinity of the Sound of Mull before we head back into Oban after breakfast for your departure on Wednesday 24th April.

From £1920 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — April

Contact details

Northern Light Cruising Company

14 Francis Street
IV40 8DT

Tour information


  • Oban


7 Days


  • Boat


  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Island Hopping
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £1920 Per Adult

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Northern Light Cruising Company

Tour company information

Northern Light Cruising Company

The Northern Light Cruising Company is based in Oban and offers scenic and wildlife-watching adventures cruises around Scotland's Highlands and Islands, primarily the Inner and Outer Hebrides including the favourites of St Kilda, Mull and the Isle Skye. Enjoy a small-boat (11 guests max), slow-travel experience as you island-hop some of Scotland's most beautiful, historic and remote locations. Meanwhile enjoy the whales, dolphins, seals, otters, eagles and seabirds like puffins and gannets, and explore quiet locations on shore excursions each day. Private charter is available - please ask.

Opening times

Our Scottish cruising season is from April to October.
Booking office open year-round for enquiries.
We are part of the Hebridean Adventures family.

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