Mull wildlife: enjoy nature at its best

Isle of Mull’s wildlife and breathtaking scenery bring many visitors to the island again and again.

Its spectacular mountains, coastline and idyllic beaches bring you close to nature. And its skies, seas, hills and mountains are alive with many special species of birds, animals and mammals, from puffins and seals to whales and eagles.

Isle of Mull wildlife is now a big attraction in its own right and the island has a deserved repuation as one of the top wildlife destinations in the UK. And Mull holiday cottage Traigh Mhor offers you a ringside seat!

It’s a great place to see porpoises, dolphins and whales as well as golden eagles and sea eagles.

And don’t forget the Highland Cattle and the wild goats.

Minke Whales are commonly seen in these waters, there are also regular sightings of basking sharks and killer whales. The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, based in Tobermory, pioneers locally based conservation and helps raise awareness in schools, as well as conducting research.

The Trust ‘s website lists recent sightings and enables the public to report any encounter.

There are a number of whale-watching trips available on the island and April-October offers plenty of opportunities to spot them because the waters are rich with food.

Alternatively, you can chose a Mull wildlife tour by 4 x 4 on the island’s rugged terrain. Look out for deer, seals, and otters and of course, birds of prey including Mull’s famous Sea Eagles.

Wildlife Expeditions & Cruises
The following are among the growing number of companies offering wildlife days. You will need to book ahead and check what’s included in the price. Some include packed lunches and can arrange to pick up at different locations.

Wild About Mull
Ross of Mull wildlife tours starting at 10am. Finish around 5pm. Maximum of eight passengers. Packed lunch provided.
Contact: Bryan Rains or Joy Rains at Pennyghael Stores
Tel: 01681 704229

Isle of Mull Wildlife Expeditions
Pick ups at Craignure or Fishnish ferry
Tel: 01688 500121
Email: info @scotlandwildlife.com

Discover Mull
Eight-hour tours (not Saturdays) starting from Dervaig or Tobermory
Tel: 01688 400415
Email:enquiries@discovermull.co.uk

Island Encounters
Wildlife and birdwatch safaris
8-seat vehicle, drinks, lunch and binoculars included. A little easy walking. Collects Salen/Craignure area.
Tel 01680 300441
Email Richard@atkinson6273.freeserve.co.uk