Mull, Iona & Staffa Puffin Experience


Trip Info


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The Puffins are here, and they want to meet you! Meet the most amusing and inquisitive birds in Scotland, while exploring the stunning west coast, plus the idyllic isles of Mull and Iona. Our journey along Loch Lomond is just a warm-up for the scenery and sea views to come. Photograph the colourful harbour in Tobermory, where we will spend two nights. Marvel at Fingal’s Cave and get up close to the adorable puffins on our water-based adventure around Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. You’ll have the chance to spot whales, Seals and eagles. Experience the beauty and serenity of Iona, before spending the final night in Oban. On our last day, we journey through stunning scenery, including the mighty Glencoe, before visiting Deanston Distillery.


  • Marvel at Loch Lomond
  • Indulge in some fresh Scottish seafood in Oban
  • Ferry from Oban to Isle of Mull
  • Ferry from Tobermory to Fionnphort, Iona
  • Six-hour wildlife cruise to Treshnish Isles and world-famous Fingal’s Cave on Staffa
  • Isle of Iona
  • Glencoe
  • Deanston Distillery


  • Passionate Local Guide
  • 3 nights Hotel Accommodation
  • 3 traditional Scottish breakfasts
  • All ferry crossings
  • Puffin tour to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles
  • Deanston Distillery tour

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  • Iona Abbey 

Terms and Conditions
The cancellation fees are levied from periods of notice given prior to confirmed/nominate departure date as % of the total trip fare. Cancellations up to 22 days before departure incur a 50% fee. Cancellations 21 days or less incur a 100% fee. This product does not qualify for a deposit option - full payment is required at time of booking. Please note this tour runs in conjunction with our sister company HAGGiS Adventures.

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Limited Seats


DAY 1: Edinburgh to Tobermory

Leaving Edinburgh at 8.30am, we journey west through Glasgow - the largest city in Scotland – towards the scenic beauty of Loch Lomond. Explore the charming village of Luss, take photos from the Rest and Be Thankful viewpoint and enjoy free time in pretty Inveraray for lunch. Visit the ancient Dunadd Fort before continuing towards the bustling port town of Oban for our ferry to Mull, where we spend two nights in Tobermory. 

DAY 2: Tobermory

After breakfast, we check-in for our cruise to the Treshnish Isles and Staffa. Sit back and relax on our water-based adventure around the beautiful Treshnish Isles. Throughout this six-hour extravaganza keep an eye out for seals, eagles and whales, while listening to commentary from our wildlife guide. We spend two hours on Lunga to explore the large puffin colony that nest in burrows on the grassy hill side sounded by wildflower. Listen to tales of giants and geology as we sail to Staffa and marvel at Fingal’s Cave. Enjoy the beautiful island views and marine life as we return to Tobermory. This adorable multi coloured harbour town is our home for the night. 

DAY 3: Tobermory to Oban

Today we travel across mountainous Mull to visit the spiritual Isle of Iona, often referred to as the sacred heart of Scotland. Enjoy plenty free time to have lunch, visit Iona Abbey, explore the white sand beaches, and experience the special feeling reported by many visitors to the island. Afterwards, we catch the ferry back to Oban, where you can try fresh seafood and have a drink with the locals on our last night. 

DAY 4: Oban to Edinburgh

We depart Oban and travel through the dramatic and breath-taking landscape that is Glencoe and onto the wild expanse of Rannoch Moor and Rob Roy's old stomping ground. We stop at Deanston Distillery to learn all about single malt production – and sample it straight from the source. Catch a glimpse of the Wallace Monument, while listening to tales of our national hero. Return to Edinburgh at around 5.30pm after four awesome days. 


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Limited Seats


Departure and drop off point

Edinburgh Bus Station (inside, Gate J*)
St. Andrew Square 
EH1 3DQ  

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PLEASE NOTE: from 5 February 2024, we will no longer depart from Edinburgh Bus Station. Our departure point will be from a city centre location. We will contact you via email and confirm the new departure point before your tour.

*departure gate subject to change. Please refer to the departure screens inside Edinburgh Bus Station for gate info. Check-in staff will be wearing high vis vests to greet you.
Edinburgh Bus Station can be accessed through two entrances: St Andrew Square and Elder Street. Please refer to the image below.

Edinburgh Bus Station Entrance Map

Departure Time

Please check in at 08.15 for tour departure at 08.30.

Return Time

Tour returns at 17.30




Accommodation Included

We book your accommodation and drop you off at the door to your  3* Hotel 

Highland Hotels are smaller than typical hotels ensuring a cosy and hospitable welcome. Facilities are more limited when compared with most hotels situated in large cities, however, you can be assured of a comfortable stay within close proximity to the centre of town. Hey are usually family run and have their own individual style and character. They serve a traditional Scottish breakfast and often offer a dinner option too.


Twin Room
One room with two separate beds suitable for one adult in each bed.

Double Room
One room with one bed suitable for two adults.

Family 3
One room with two separate beds. One bed suitable for two adults and one bed suitable for one adult/child.

One room with one bed suitable for one adult.

Accessibility and Facilities

For more information, see our Accessibility Statement.