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Boat Trips on the Isle of Mull

Sea Life Mull

Previously known as Sea Life Surveys, Sea Life Mull is the longest running whale watching tour operator on the island. Trips start from Tobermory, with the chance to see porpoise, minke whales, dolphins and more.

Turus Mara

A family owned business who have been running tours for over forty years. Departing from Ulva Ferry to Staffa and the Treshnish islands, with the chance to see puffins in season and visit Staffa's Fingal's Cave.

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Tobermory Bay Tours

Experience Tobermory Bay and Calve Island from the water with a short hour-long boat trip aboard Tobermory Bay Tour's iconic yellow boat. A chance to spot the local wildlife and creatures of the deep.

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Staffa Tours

Embark on an adventure with Staffa Tours for a trip to Fingal's Cave, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. Daily trips depart from Tobermory harbour, with excellent opportunities to encounter local wildlife.

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Coastal Connection

Explore the beautiful coastline of Mull and further afield by chartering a boat with Coastal Connections for up to twelve passengers. Based in Oban.

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Mull Charters

Scenic tours and wildlife cruises from departing from Ulva Ferry for up to 12 passengers. Known for their popular sea eagle boat trip and with a tour specifically for photographers, book well in advance.

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Alternative Boat Hire

Offering a mix of scheduled trips for individuals and families as well as offering a skippered vessel for chartered exclusive use.  Traditional sailing boat.

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Staffa Trips

Visit Staffa and Iona in one day with Staffa Trips.  Puffins, basking sharks, whales and lots of sea birds to spot on the way. Leaving from Fionnphort.

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The Isle of Mull is blessed with a rich marine environment. Deep ocean currents rise up delivering nutrients and plankton which in turn provide sustenance for the whales which can often be seen off the north western coast. This is where the whalewatch tours will head to, on their excursions from Tobermory or Ulva Ferry. Dolphins, porpoise and seals are frequently seen throughout the year and there are some splendid islands that can be visited. Of these, Staffa is perhaps the most renowned. This small island with its columnar basalt structure and dramatic sea cave, is reached via a 45 minute sailing and can be explored on foot where, during the summer months, nesting puffins can also be seen.

The Treshnish islands are a linear grouping of small, uninhabited islands off Mull’s northwestern coastline. The islands have a varied geology and are an excellent place to see puffins and seals at their breeding grounds. The largest island of Lunga can be explored on foot and a path leads to an old settlement with a fantastic panoramic view.

In summary, whilst on holiday on the Isle of Mull, a boat trip should be included in your itinerary and there are a range of trips to suit your sea legs.

If there is a particular boat trip of cruise you want to take we recommend you book in advance. For further information about the wildlife you can see in and around the island, have a look at our Isle of Mull Wildlife page.