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Cruise to Staffa

The trip to Staffa amazes with wildlife encounters, puffin colonies, and the geometric shapes of Fingal's Cave

Cruise to Staffa in Scotland - Best Time
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Staffa is famous for its population of cute puffins inhabiting the north of the island. However, the amazingly shaped Fingal's Cave is considered an even more popular attraction. Its hexagonal basalt pillars produce an impression of being carved by sculptors.

Fingals Cave on the Staffa Island
Fingals Cave on the Staffa Island

The cruise boats set off to Staffa from two south-western points on the Isle of Mull—Iona and Fionnphort. The trip itself is quite a wildlife safari, as the one hour trip promises encounters with dolphins, sharks, and a variety of seabirds.

Boarding to Staffa pier
Boarding to Staffa pier
Fingals Cave on Staffa Island
Fingals Cave on Staffa Island
Cruise to Staffa in Scotland - Best Season

Observing the puffins is a real delight: you do not have to hide, on the contrary, the birds feel more comfortable in the presence of humans as we scare off their greatest enemy the seagull. When the cave is accessible from April to October, the best time to observe puffins is late April.

Puffins on Staffa Island
Puffins on Staffa Island
Watching puffins on Staffa Island
Watching puffins on Staffa Island

Cruise to Staffa Map & Location