Day Trip to Staffa
We took a trip to Staffa Island in September – follow our itinerary for cracking day out from Ardgour!
08.30am left Ardgour – Home by 8pm!
We drove from Ardgour to Lochaline – leaving just enough time to enjoy a coffee and a fresh bacon roll at the Snack Bar on the old pier which serves fresh hot snacks.
Checkout the Cal Mac Time table to plan your journey across the sound of Mull.
After arriving on Mull we enjoyed a beautiful drive from Fishnish to Fionnphort, the journey took around an hour, but we stopped along the way admiring the breathtaking scenery and the endless Highland Coos.
Arriving in Fionnphort (there is a pay and display car park ) we had ample time to explore the white sandy beaches, before embarking on our Staffa Boat Tours
On board the staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgable – the boat was very comfortable. During the journey we had incredible views of Iona Abbey, and spotted some seals.
The approach to Staffa (pillar island) by sea is breathtaking, great basalt columns flanking the deep caves. During spring and summer the cliffs and grassy slopes provide nesting sites for seabirds including puffins!
Once we disembarked – we were able to walk along and explore the famous Fingals cave (weather permitting, so we were lucky!). Then it was up to the top of the Island for our picnic lunch. We were very glad we brought a picnic – you have about an hour on the Island – so perfect!
On the return trip, you can if you wish disembark on the Isle of Iona, and take in the Abbey.
Once back in Fionnphort, we headed straight for the Creel Seafood Bar– an fantastic experience! Fresh, simple, quality seafood sitting out on a bench over looking the Beach – what could be a better way to finish the day?
Heading home – we thought if we didn’t have the children with us, we would have definitely stopped at the award winning White house restaurant in Lochaline for a lovely fresh cocktail, and some more delicious produce from Scotland’s larder!