Spot majestic golden and white-tailed sea eagles on your Mull wildlife safari
The pretty Victorian village of Dervaig
Your hotel is a cosy 17th century droving inn
Why not upgrade and stay in a castle?
Enjoy scenic sunsets from your castle accommodation
The isle of Mull off Scotland's west coast has become known to many as "Eagle Island" due to the remarkable number of magnificent Golden Eagles - around 30 breeding ranges - and the even rarer White-tailed or Sea Eagles, rather quirkily known to bird watchers as 'flying barn doors' due to their phenomenal wingspan. Our unique short break is packed with opportunities to spend time watching these fabulous creatures in their natural environment.
Your journey starts as you take a 45 minute ferry ride from Oban to Mull and make your way to Dervaig - your base for the next three nights.
Your trip begins with a full day "wildlife safari" with an experienced local wildlife guide, exploring the island and learning where and how to watch these wonderful birds of prey. You'll also have the chance to spot otters and deer and learn more about the culture and history of the atmospheric Isle of Mull. Coffee and tea are supplied en route, binoculars are provided.
Today you'll have the unforgettable experience of visiting the world's only live and direct Sea Eagle viewing site, where visitors can watch the birds from a specially built hide in a project run by RSPB Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Mull & Iona Community Trust. Visitors to the hide are strictly limited so we will pre-book this for you to guarantee your place. Here you can watch the progress of the well established pair - the female is named 'Frisa' and the male 'Skye' (aged 23 and 21) - who usually nest nearby.
Today you will make your return journey home.
For this holiday we have selected a cosy 17th century droving inn ideally situated between Tobermory and Calgary in the pretty Victorian village of Dervaig. Popular with the locals, who come from far and wide to soak up its convivial atmosphere, this is a place where visitors can enjoy traditional island hospitality, regular live music and wholesome highland fayre. Hearty meals and lighter bar snacks both feature fresh seafood and the finest beef and venison. Accommodation (including family rooms) is quietly situated away from the hustle and bustle of the bar and residents can escape to a private lounge/TV room with glorious views over the village and glen. This really is a delightful place to rub shoulders with the friendly folk of Mull.
This holiday is based in Dervaig, situated between Tobermory and Calgary on the Isle of Mull off Scotland's west coast.
£315 per person for March & October, £325 per person for April to September based on 2 people sharing for 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
This includes a full day's wildlife safari viewing both golden and white-tailed sea eagles, and a ticket to view the sea eagle nest from the RSPB hide. The price also includes return ferry travel to/from Mull for a car and two adult passengers.
Saturday ferries are subject to a £12 per person supplement.
You may also choose to stay in our selected hotel in Tobermory for an additional £40 per person, or if you would prefer, you can stay in our selected castle hotel in Glengorm for an additional £94 per person. Please ask for more details.
All our touring holidays include a map of Scotland with recommended routes from your specified starting point, suggestions on places to see and visit depending on your personal interests and our expertise to help you get the most from your holiday.
Note for wildlife trips:
We of course cannot guarantee that you will see any of the wildlife described - these are wild animals and as such cannot be called to order, and no refund will be made if you are unlucky enough not to see any of the animals described, despite the very best efforts of the guides.
All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.
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Check availability for: Eagle Island
From mid March until early October.
Please note, this short break is unavailable to start on a Thursday or Friday.
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