Tour Mull, Iona and Staffa

Discover the Inner Hebrides in one day

Our island boat tours allow you to discover up to three beautiful and diverse Inner Hebridean Islands – Mull, Iona and Staffa – on a day trip from Oban.

The Three Isles Tour  is not only great value, but takes you on an amazing journey of these three stunning islands – from the rugged scenery of Mull to the tranquillity of Iona and the breathtaking beauty of Staffa and the awe inspiring beauty of Fingal’s Cave.

An early morning departure called The Three Isles Early Bird, replicates the Three Isles Tour and allows visitors to avoid the peak season crowds later in the day.

Our Mull and Iona Tour incorporates a coach journey through some of the most beautiful scenery on Mull and a short ferry corssing to spend time on Iona, visiting the famous Iona Abbey and soaking up its unique atmosphere.

You can now also visit iconic Tobermory and the stunning Treshnish Isle’s on a daytrip from Oban. See our Tobermory tours below. 


Simply scroll down to choose what suits you and have a look at the “destination information” and “gallery of photographs” tabs above so you can decide where you’d like to visit while on Mull.

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Mull, Iona and Staffa – Three islands offering three unique experiences.

While these three Inner Hebridean Isles are geographically close, each offer visitors unique experiences, scenery and wildlife.  Below is a brief snapshot of each island that includes their unique features as well as information on The Treshnish Isles, visited by our wildlife cruise.

Visit the Isle of Mull

Famously showcased by The BBC’s Coast and Springwatch programmes, Mull is teeming with wildlife, spectacular scenery, unspoilt beaches and is home to one of Scotland’s most photographed and picturesque towns – Tobermory.

Red deer, golden eagles, otters, porpoises, gannets and seals are all present on and around Mull and with Scotland’s largest colony of sea eagles, there’s every chance you will spot one of these impressive birds on your visit.

Visit the Isle of Iona

It may only be 1.5 miles wide by 3 miles long but Iona is known worldwide and is ‘The Cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland and is visited by around 130,00 visitors per year.

Only a short ferry journey from Mull’s Fionnphort, the island is surrounding by turquoise waters and white beaches that provide visitors with beautiful views and the perfect place for relaxation and contemplation.

We recommend that you visit its beautiful abbey and the small graveyard beside it which is thought to be the final resting place of 48 medieval kings of Norway, Ireland and Scotland.

And while we can’t guarantee that you will be one of the many visitors who leave the island with the pervading feeling of peace and restoration, given our own and many other’s experience, we think it highly likely!

Find out more about visiting Iona.

Visit the Isle of Staffa and Fingal’s Cave

Featured in the BBC’s ‘7 Wonders of the Commonwealth’ programme, this uninhabited island is home to the awe-inspiring Fingal’s Cave, the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Hebridean overture.

Formed by lava flows which cooled to form hexagonal columns, the cave stretches 250 feet into the rock and its roof is 70 feet above the sea , making the acoustics and sight spectacular!

As well as Fingal’s Cave, the Isle of Staffa offers stunning views out to surrounding islands and is home to the ‘clowns of the sea’ – Puffins – from mid-April to early August and are a huge attraction for visitors who get to see them close-up in their nesting places. For more information on the history of Staffa take a look at our detailed article here.

Treshnish Isles

The Treshnish Isles are formed from 8 principal islands varying in size from less than 4 hectares to 60 hectares. The archipelago lies, at its closest, 3km west of Mull and extends along a northeast-southwest axis for a distance of 11km.

They  are currently designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and are a Special Protection Area under the EC Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds.

The islands provide a breeding habitat for nationally important concentrations of seabirds. At the Harp Rock on the island of Lunga, these are particularly spectacular because dense aggregations of guillemots can be viewed across a narrow but precipitous ravine providing a singular view of a seabird colony. Also among the thousands of birds are fulmar, shag, kittiwake, gannets, manx shearwaters, and the ever popular and sociable puffins can be seen very close up.

Why book with us?

  • Transport operators for
    over 90 years
  • Local expert knowledge and staff
  • Dedicated customer service team

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction

Read our 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor

Why book with us?

  • Transport operators for
    over 90 years
  • Local expert knowledge and staff
  • Dedicated customer service team

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction

Read our 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor

Customer reviews

Don’t just take our word for it – here’s a list of recent reviews from Trip Advisor. You can always go to our Trip Advisor page to read more, or submit your own review.

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Based on 489 traveller reviews

TripAdvisor Ranking #3 of 22 Tours in Oban

Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 7 Nov 2018: “My husband and I took the Three Island Tours – Mull, Iona, Staffa in early July…” more
  • 28 Oct 2018: “We booked the Three Isle Early Bird Tour. A ferry took us to the Island of…” more
  • 24 Oct 2018: “This tour company consolidates many different vendors into one seamless experience. We booked the three island…” more
  • 21 Oct 2018: “I was able to take the very last Mull and Iona tour of the season today,…” more

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Why book with us?

  • Transport operators for
    over 90 years
  • Local expert knowledge and staff
  • Dedicated customer service team

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction

Read our 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor

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Mull and Iona Tour

This tour combines the stunning scenery of The Isle of Mull with its abundant wildlife and the serenity of world-famous Iona, 'The cradle of Christianity' in Scotland.

Three Isles Tour – Mull, Iona & Staffa

This tour allows you to discover the wonders of three truly unique Scottish islands in one day. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mull as you head across the island to board boats to Iona and Staffa with time to explore each.

Three Isles Early Bird Tour

For early risers, this tour allows you to visit three unique islands in one day. Enjoy the beauty of Mull on a comfortable coach trip across the island, visit tranquil Iona and its Abbey and marvel at the wonder of Fingals Cave on Staffa.

Tobermory, Treshnish & Staffa Tour

Combine time in colourful Tobermory with visits to stunning Staffa and the beautiful Treshnish Isles with their diverse wildlife.

Tobermory & Staffa Tour

This tour allows you to enjoy the picturesque village of Tobermory, famous for its coloured houses as well as magical Staffa, home of the famous Fingal's Cave.

Wildlife cruise, Treshnish Isles and Staffa Tour

Enjoy the beauty, history and wildlife of the Isles of Staffa, Lunga and Iona on this tour from Mull's Fionnphort.