Isle of Mull wildlife photography holiday

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.
 

Arrival Day

Your holiday on Mull starts mid afternoon when we meet you at Craignure ferry terminal. Craignure is where the main ferry to from Oban arrives. It's then just a short drive (approx 30 minutes) to your luxury accommodation for 6 nights. 


Day 2

Otters
 

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. We will have a full day devoted to the otter, at various locations.
 

Day 3 

Sea Eagles
 

The White Tailed Sea Eagle is one of those big success stories of  wildlife after their reintroduction in the early 1950's. 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, sea & golden eagles plus anything else we may encounter.
 

Day 4

Puffins

We will take another boat journey this morning to the beautiful Isle of Lunga where (in my opinion)  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 and photographing other birds 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.
 

Day 5

Dolphins & Whale cruise

Another boat trip, today we are on the look out for Dolphins and Whales. We head 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. 


Day 6
 

Sea Eagles

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 photograph including Red Deer, Corncrake and keep an eye out for a Golden Eagle..


This 6 night holiday includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation with your own private room (no single supplements) in very comfortable cottage.
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 6 evening meals
  • 5 packed lunches
  • All transport on Mull
  • All boat excursions as outlined above
  • Services of your wildlife expert, Gary Hodgson
  • Photography tips and advice


What's not included:

Transport to and from Craignure on Mull

Any alcohol drinks

Cancellation insurance (highly recommended)

Camera equipment/binoculars, etc


Dates:  2025

Saturday 17th May - Friday 23rd May 2025

Price per person: £2,750