Mull, Jura, Islay and Colonsay

Number of Nights: 6
Departs: Dunstaffnage Marina 2PM
Returns: Dunstaffnage Marina 12PM

Prices are inclusive of VAT (if applicable) and include all meals and snacks onboard, bed linens, towels, oilskins, fuel and mooring/berthing fees. Alcoholic drinks are not included, but are available onboard for purchase at cost price.

Cruise the coast of Mull and the Hebridean islands south of Oban.  Our exact itinerary is weather dependent, but possible destinations are highlighted below.

  • Loch Spelve, Mull – all weather anchorage on the south of the island where we often see eagles and otters
  • Ross of Mull beaches including David Balfour’s Bay, Tinker’s Hole and Isle of Erraid
  • The Treshnish Isles, with puffins nesting in cliff-top burrows
  • Staffa, where Fingal’s Cave inspired Mendelssohn’s Hebridean Overture
  • Isle of Ulva for walks and wildlife
  • Iona, where we often see basking sharks in the surrounding waters
  • Tobermory, Mull’s principal town with its multicoloured  waterfront
  • Puilladobhrain, a sheltered anchorage south of Oban; walk to Clachan Bridge (Bridge over the Atlantic) and the Tigh an Truish (House of the Trousers) pub, where islanders heading for the mainland swapped kilts for trousers during the period after the 1745 rebellion when kilts were banned
  • Garvellach Islands with their monastic ruins and beehive cells; reputed to be the resting place of St Columba’s mother
  • Easdale Island, with its historic slate quarries, home to the World Stone Skimming Championships
  • Crinan, a pretty village at the start of the Crinan Canal the scenic waterway connecting the Firth of Clyde and the West Coast
  • Gulf of Corryvreckan – the world’s third largest whirlpool; sail through at slack water, anchor in the Bay of Pigs to watch the tide rush through; we often see eagles and dolphins here
  • Jura with its raised beaches, wild and rugged scenery, red deer population and renowned whisky distillery. Barnhill, where George Orwell wrote 1984, is located at the north end of the island
  • Islay, where world class whisky distilleries and outstanding wildlife await discovery
  • Colonsay and Oronsay, tranquil unspoilt islands with a natural beauty and white sandy beaches

Please note that the exact itinerary for this cruise will depend on the weather and the safety, comfort and interests of guests.  In all matters, the skipper’s decision is final.

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