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Staffa Trips

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Isle of Iona, United Kingdom
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About Staffa Trips
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 then to Iona 10 minutes later. The sea journey takes 45 minutes and en route a wide variety of sea life may be observed. Once at Staffa a commentary is given and Fingal's Cave can be seen from the Iolaire. Passengers are landed weather permitted and given at lease one hour ashore which allows time to walk into Fingal's Cave or up the ladders to see the puffins when they are in season. There is always something exciting to see and the crew will be happy to welcome you on board the Iolaire.
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Jacky P wrote a review Today
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom1 contribution
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Crew were knowledgable and provided lots of local information . We saw seals, puffins and many other sea birds . We had just over an hour ashore and chose to just go to see the puffins although we could have seen both the puffins and Fingal’s cave while we were ashore if we had wished. The puffins were amazing . We took a picnic blanket with us and sat on the grass and watched them . They came very close and were not troubled by our presence. Would recommend this trip although the initial climb up the steps to the cliff top is quite a climb but well worth the effort .
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Andrew C wrote a review 11 May
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We had an amazing time with Graham (the skipper) and James (the first mate) heading to Staffa on the Iolaire. It was a blustery and clear day, with some motion in the water but Graham was excellent and put us all at ease. Staffa was amazing, unique and beautiful. Seeing the puffin colony at 2m distance was incredible. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Martin M wrote a review 10 May
Cambridge, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
The skipper was brilliant on this trip. Advised us that it would be quite choppy due to strong wind and offered full refunds to anyone having second thoughts. Great commentary throughout the trip, pointed out many points of interest and wildlife on route. Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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HelenBest2014 wrote a review 9 May
London, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Really helpful staff, no bother helping everyone getting on & off the boat( children, elderly and dogs) Great commentary, useful and friendly. We saw dolphins and puffins, it was a great morning
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Maria C wrote a review 8 May
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Magical trip with fantastic crew and a classical wooden boat. Staffa was no less than a miracle sticking up from the sea. Puffins dove for fish and Fingal’s Cave was all worth the journey to Scotland from Sweden. Dolphins played around the boat and seals were sunbathing on small rocks. I will carry this memory til the day I die. Grateful.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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