Many islands lie off the west coast of Mull and Iona. Few are inhabited but several can be visited; all are important wildlife habitats.
Of the many uninhabited islands, the beautiful Treshnish Isles are havens for wildlife and can be visited by daily boat trips departing from Tobermory, Ulva Ferry, Fionnphort and Iona. The nearby Isle of Staffa, of Fingal’s Cave fame, is also a very popular destination. Inhabited offshore islands with a few residents which are also accessible include Ulva, Gometra and Erraid.