Island Photography & Wildlife Safari

  • Golden eagle

    Spot golden and white-tailed sea eagles, falcons, otters & seals on your Mull wildlife safari

  • Tobermory's colourful houses

    Tobermory's iconic colourful houses

  • Landscape photography course Landrover

    Explore some of Mull's off the beaten track locations on your landscape photography course

  • Photography course sunset

    Hone your landscape photography skills

  • photography course

    Enjoy expert 'in the field' tuition on your landscape photography course

An unforgettable short break on the island of Mull, including two days "on safari" in the company of expert guides.  One day will be under the tutelage of a professional landscape photographer so you can make the most of the sublime quality of Hebridean light amid the island's stunning landscapes, seascapes and cloudscapes.  Then spend a day with our local wildlife guide, who will help you track down some of this unique island's rich array of fauna, from mighty golden eagles to elusive but enchanting otters.

Day One - Over the Sea to Mull

Easily accessible from Glasgow or Prestwick airport, the drive to Oban is straightforward and enjoyable.  (You can also travel by train from Glasgow.) The 45 minute ferry crossing over the Sound of Mull, with glorious views in all directions, is one of the highlights of the trip.

The holiday is based in a popular family-run small hotel, set in the picture-postcard setting of Tobermory's stunning waterfront, which has been cleverly converted from a row of fisherman's cottages into cosy rooms - many with views over the harbour.  The hotel's location is ideal for those who prefer to be close to the craft shops, welcoming bars and restaurants of this often bustling island capital.

Day Two - Landscape Photography Course

Today you will visit a range of off the beaten track locations, travelling by Land Rover, and guided by locally based photographer Dr Sam Jones.  She will help you explore some of the hidden treasures of the island whilst benefitting from expert ‘in the field’ tuition.  The course can be tailored for any level of experience and you can even hire a Canon Digital SLR for a small fee.  A packed lunch will be provided.

Day Three - Wildlife Safari

Today's full-day 'wildlife safari' will not only introduce you to Mull's most spectacular wildlife hotspots, but is a great way to explore some of the more remote and scenic highlights of this wildly beautiful island.  Your friendly hosts, Pam and Arthur, will help you to look out for golden eagles soaring in silent glens and swooping down to protect their chicks, white tailed sea eagles hunting in coastal bays, hen harriers gliding over scrub and marshes, perhaps even otters sunning themselves in seaweed-strewn bays. Coffee and tea are supplied, binoculars are provided, and Pam's homemade soup and buns are legendary!

Day Four - Exploring Mull

A day to tour the island on your own and practise new-found photography and wildlife-spotting skills.  Perhaps cross to the neighbouring islands of Iona or Ulva, or take a boat trip to the unique island of Staffa, famous for Fingal's cave.

Day Five - Return Home

Return by ferry to the mainland, with options for different routes back to Glasgow or Edinburgh

This holiday is based on the Isle of Mull

Mull phot & wild

£498 per person for April & October, £539 per person for May to September.  All are based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room ensuite, for 4 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

Prices include the following activities:

  • A full day "in the field" landscape photography course, in a small group of maximum 6, including transport and a packed lunch
  • A full day wildlife safari with local guide, including soup, sandwiches and hot drinks.

Prices also include return ferry crossing from Oban to the Isle of Mull for a car and 2 adult passengers.

This holiday is well suited for those who prefer to travel by public transport. Ask us for more details on arrangements.

Add £10 per person for Saturday ferry sailings, in either direction, from May to August.

All our Mull holidays include 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.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.

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Holiday availability: From March until October

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