Photo credits: Montage images: Dolphins,
Sea Life Surveys; Otter, Richard Wells; Puffins, Tim Dawson;
Peacock butterfly, Georgia O'Neill
Sea Eagle & Eagle Chick, Iain Erskine;
Outdoor events on Mull &
Your guide to wildlife tour
operators across the islands
The islands of Mull and Iona
offer wildlife watching opportunities amidst some of the
most stunning scenery in the UK. Sea eagles and golden
eagles, otters, minke whales, puffins, seals and dolphins
are commonly sighted around the islands and the elusive
Corncrake is often heard and seen on Iona, as well as the
Treshnish Islands and increasingly on Mull.
Wild Isles is a collaboration between local wildlife tour
operators, agencies and enthusiasts which aims to
encourage visitors and locals alike to experience and
learn more about the incredible diversity of wildlife and
nature on and around Mull and Iona.
The tour operators featured on this website offer sea and
land tours and guided walks and talks. They aim to bring
people closer to the magnificent creatures available to be
seen on the islands, whilst offering a greater
understanding of their habitats and behaviour.
Our annual Wildlife Week takes place during the second
week of May, and incorporates a wide range of wildlife
related events including walks, boat trips, exhibitions
and family activities. Our goal, during this International
Year of Biodiversity, is to promote the exceptional beauty
of the islands and celebrate the huge diversity of
wildlife to be seen and enjoyed.
The diversity of wildlife and landscape on Mull was
the spark that ignited in me a fire of wonder,
intrigue and an insatiable appetite for the natural
world. I've spent much of my adult life exploring some
of our planets remotest places and after 20 years of
wild adventures Mull still remains the most magical
and remarkable of places.