The Isle of Mull is one of the finest places in the British Isles to see and photograph a wealth of amazing wildlife. Gary knows this beautiful Hebridean Island very well. He had lived in Tobermory (the main town on Mull) for 3 years, exploring the beautiful landscape and amazing wildlife. Join me on one of my 6 day holidays ( 5 full days of guiding and wildlife photography).
Our group sizes are small and these holidays will book very quickly.
Your holiday on Mull starts mid afternoon when we meet you at Craignure where the ferry from Oban arrives. It's then just a short drive (less than 1 hour) to your luxury accommodation for 6 nights.
It is said that Mull is the best place to see Otters in the UK. This is true, but like any wildlife you have to put some work in. Otters are relatively shy creatures. This is where fieldcraft and patience once again play a big part. Knowing where Otters usually hang out is also good knowledge. Time of day can be important too, especially with regards to the tides. Otters will more often than not be seen amongst the kelp and seaweed. They can be seen near ferry piers and walls too! Of course luck can be mixed into the equation.
The White Tailed Sea Eagle is one of those big success stories of wildlife be The Isle of Mull and it's nearby islands offer the best opportunity to see these magnificent birds of prey.
To get close up and personal we will be taking a private charter boat to photograph the White Tailed Sea Eagle. The tides on the particular day determine what time we set off. You will never get a better opportunity to get this close.
This beautiful boat ride will only be for our group so plenty of space to get those special images of these stunning birds.
Depending on the tides and weather conditions the remainder of the day will be spent searching for otters, eagles, owls or Harriers.
We will take another boat journey this morning to the beautiful Isle of Lunga where (in my opinion) is the finest place in the British Isles to see and photograph the adorable and charismatic Atlantic Puffin. It is an hour long journey over to the wee island of Lunga which forms part of the Treshnish Isles. We have 3 hours on Lunga. There are also Razorbills, Shags, Guillemots on these isles so if you can tear yourself away from the puffins for a bit it is worth exploring other wildlife nearby. If we are lucky we may see Common Seals and Dolphins on our journey to and from Lunga.
In the afternoon we will have time to seek out Otters and birds of prey when back on Mull before heading to dinner.
Dolphins & Whale cruise
Another boat trip, today we are on the look out for Dolphins and Whales. We take a private charter out to sea again with great chances to encounter minke whales, basking sharks, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise, seals, white-tailed eagles and an abundance of seabirds.
We have our second trip out to photograph the Sea Eagles. If you didn't get the shots you wanted from the previous day then this gives you another opportunity, or maybe just more wonderful sightings and appreciation of these magnificent birds.
In the afternoon we will have our last tour around the coastline and seek out more otters and maybe head inland for other species that folk are keen to photograoph including Red Deer, Corncrake and keep an eye out for a Golden Eagle..
This 6 night holiday includes:
What's not included:
Transport to and from Craignure on Mull
Any extra drinks, including alcohol
Cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
Camera equipment/binoculars, etc
Saturday 8th June - Friday 14th June
Price per person: £2,400