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Iolaire sails twice daily from Iona at 9.45am or1.45pm OR from Fionnphort at 10am or 2pm. The trip lasts 3 hours and you can get on or off at Fionnphort or Iona. The Iolaire is a brown wooden boat and returns to Fionnphort first at 1pm or 5pm and...more
All reviews boat trip fingal's cave great trip captain davey his colleague beautiful boat small group heavy duty family run afternoon trip golden eagle boarded the boat local knowledge weather was perfect full day tour the cliff rock formations
Staffa is just the most stunning island - the incredible pillars are majestic and HUGE, and Fingal's Cave is awesome even from the sea view only. The day we went the sea was too rough to land on the island, so we were only able...More
Not for the faint hearted when it comes to the rough sea on a windy day. But on a normal day it is just a lovely 45 minutes boat ride.
This is my second time on the Iolaire. Us three girls were on the 2pm...More
Carol K, The Skipper's wife! at Staffa Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for coming on Iolaire to see Staffa for a second trip, it is always good to welcome return visitors who appreciate that Staffa is ever changing and always wonderful.
We've planned (and paid) this tour for severals weeks prior our coming in Scotland.
We drove 2 hours from Fort Augustus to take part of this tour. Once we arrived at the agency in Oban, we were informed that the tour was canceled...More
Had a fantastic boat trip in a beautiful wooden boat to Staffa from Fionnphort. We saw seals, lots of lovely birds and a big pod of beautiful common Dolphins, a wonderful surprise. Staffa island was far better than we imagined, seeing the caves and walking...More
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Carol K, The Skipper's wife! at Staffa Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018
Thank you so much for sharing your experience of Staffa and for your kind words, really appreciated.
Although it was a rainy day, this trip to Staffa and Fingals cave was amazing! The crew gave us heavy duty rain gear to wear so we wouldn't miss being able to sit outside on the ride out to Staffa. We were able to see...More
Carol K, The Skippers wife! at Staffa Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018
Thanks for coming to see Staffa and Fingal's Cave with us, it was lucky that you got ashore and that the weather was good for you.
We chose the all-day tour starting in Oban and back. Archie met us at the ferry terminal at 7:00 a.m., and chatted with us on the 7:30 ferry to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Once on Mull, he drove us in a small van...More
Carol K, The Skippers Wife at Staffa Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Archie will appreciate that you took the time to share your day.
Three of us along with a 5 year old boarded this boat out to Staffa. We were able to walk around the island and looks into the cave. I thought the walk looked challenging and not being fit, I was worried. Once there, I realized...More
Hello, yes you can come with Iolaire to Staffa leaving Iona at 9.45am on 28th May, you will return to Fionnphort for 1pm.
To book please go to Staffa trips website.
Hope you make it to see the puffins. Carol
Yes you would catch the first ferry out of Oban at 7.30am on Tuesday to Saturday, Monday and Sunday are different. You would have time to come straight to Fionnphort and catch us there at 10am to go to Staffa... More
Yes you would catch the first ferry out of Oban at 7.30am on Tuesday to Saturday, Monday and Sunday are different. You would have time to come straight to Fionnphort and catch us there at 10am to go to Staffa. Driving from Craignure to Fionnphort takes at least one hour and as it is a single track road the flow of traffic dictates that time. It is good form to allow any vehicles coming up behind you to pass by using lay-bys. Once at Fionnphort give yourself 5 minutes to park the car at the free car park ( left turn at the top of the village) and to walk down to the pier at Fionnphort to catch Iolaire. We would drop you at Iona around 1pm to visit there afterwards, you don't need to go to Iona to get us at 10am at Fionnphort.
You have to book your car and tickets with Calmac and also be at the pier 30 minutes before sailing time from Oban to Craignure. It is also possible to catch a service bus from Craignure to Fionnphort if you are a foot passenger.
Hope this helps, Carol
This is a good question for October. It would depend on the weather and if it is good and settled both trips would be recommended. We leave at 10am or 2pm every day from Fionnphort. The Atlantic seals should be ashore at... More
This is a good question for October. It would depend on the weather and if it is good and settled both trips would be recommended. We leave at 10am or 2pm every day from Fionnphort. The Atlantic seals should be ashore at that time just having had their pups at the very end of September. If you go with Iolaire in the morning you get dropped off at Iona at 1pm and you can leave there when it suits you on the Iona ferry which runs frequently and only takes 10 minutes to cross. Alternatively you can come across to Iona at your leisure in the morning and get us there at 1.45pm and we would return you to Fionnphort at 5pm. You would just buy a single ticket on the Iona ferry. At that time of year it is always best to phone and check on weather on the day. Provisional bookings can be made at any time by phone.