Join Splendour at 15:00 hrs at the North Pier, Oban for your welcome aboard bubbles. After Skipper Ted’s safety briefing, set sail for Tobermory, capital of the Island of Mull. The scenery just outside Oban bay is magnificent with the hills of Mull and Morven off the bow, the Nevis mountain range to starboard and the seascape of the Firth of Lorne with it’s many islands to port. A wonderful start to your short break cruise aboard Splendour. We anchor for dinner and overnight in Tobermory Bay – famous for the colourful houses and the Spanish Armada gold bullion!
After a hearty breakfast, we go ashore in our stable tender to visit Tobermory with its unusual choice of select shops, a whisky distillery, museum, cheese factory, local pubs and stunning art galleries. Back aboard Splendour for coffee and Chef’s freshly baked melting moments as we weigh anchor for Lunga. Here we will have a very special and close encounter of the renowned puffin colony. After puffin therapy, we set sail for the sublime anchorage between Ulva and Gometra.
Walking on Gometra or Ulva is like stepping back in time. The only vehicle you are likely to encounter is an estate quad bike. With a great chance of spotting White-Tailed or Golden Eagles on these special islands. Ulva was the birthplace of Governor McQuarrie of New South Wales and was the summer holiday destination for a young David Livingston whose grandparents worked a croft here. Next, we’re off to Staffa and an unforgettable tender ride, right into Fingal’s cave before steaming back into the Sound of Mull for overnight Anchorage in Loch Aline.
Homeward bound for Oban Bay, looking out all the way for porpoises, seals, dolphins, eagles, whales and all around the sublime scenery that is, the ‘Magic of Mull’!
Another wonderful cruise. Lovely weather made it possible to reach St Kilda. To see all the birds and other creatures. Everything was perfect as usual, the attention onboard was faultless. Back next year!
Roy & Pat | Hebrides and St Kilda | June 2018
A wonderfully relaxing trip, great company, Iggy’s wonderful food and calm and sunny weather. Thank you!
Arran and Ailsa Craig Wildlife Explorer | April 2022
Brilliant in every way! Memories of a lifetime, THANK YOU!!
Simon, Julia & Friends | Private Charter | September 2018
What a fantastic cruise . . . Brilliant experience which we are keen to repeat. 5* Boat, scenery, food and crew. Thank you so much.
Mary & David | Arran and Ailsa Craig Wildlife Explorer | May 2018
Thank you for another truly wonderful trip aboard the Splendour. . . We’ll be back soon!
Rob & Lynda | Magic of Mull | July 2018