Sound of Mull | Sound of Mull Sight Seeing Sail
About this tour
This sail starts in Oban with customers joining the MV Isle of Mull on the 45 minute crossing to Mull. After departing Oban Bay the vessel sails past Maiden Island to starboard and the Isle of Kerrara to port. The David Hutcheson Memorial - one of the founders of Caledonian MacBrayne on Kerrara can be seen at this point. En route, the views to the north include the island of Lismore and the Nevis Range whilst to the south the Garvellach Islands are clearly visible.
Sealife and birdlife is abundant on the sail with porpoises often being seen in the area of the Lismore Lighthouse along with gannets, guillemots and cormorants. In the distance, Duart Castle comes into view. Duart Castle stands on a crag at the end of the peninsular jutting out into the Sound of Mull at the intersection of the Sound of Mull, Loch Linnhe and the Firth of Lorne and within view of the neighbouring castles of Dunstaffnage, Dunollie, Aros and Ardtornish, part of a chain of castles up the Sound of Mull to Mingary Castle.
The vessel arrives at Craignure - the main port on the Isle of Mull. After a quick turnaround (when sail passengers remain onboard) the vessel makes its way back to Oban. As part of this offer, sail passengers are provided with soup and a roll from the Mariners Café on board. For this reason, tour operators are recommended to book the midday departure from Oban returning just after two hours later.
For coach/tour operators based in Oban, Ballachulish and Fort William
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The promotional rate for each passenger,including ferry fares and the onboard dining experience £11.75 per head. (Based on 35 foot passengers. Passenger fares are estimated and will be subject to approval by the Scottish Government)