The Isle of Staffa – off the west coast of Scotland – is a beautiful uninhabited island, famous for its dramatic basalt columns, sea caves and bird life. Over the years it has captivated thousands of people including Johnson & Boswell, Queen Victoria, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, Jules Verne and Joseph Banks.
Fingal’s Cave is always splendid and atmospheric with its basalt columns formed during a period of volcanic activity 59 million years ago.
Puffins can be seen ashore in season as well as shags, oystercatchers and black guillemots. We often see guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes, shearwaters gannets, great skuas and other birds from the boat.
If you’re lucky, you might see a passing otter, porpoise, dolphin, basking shark or whale!
The trip lasts approximately three hours and you can disembark at Fionnphort or Iona.
Staffa Trips leave Iona and Fionnphort twice daily (1st April-31st October) and we aim to give you at least 1 hour ashore.