Come with us on a journey to the Mull of Oa, a dramatic and rugged part of Islay’s coastline. Leaving Port Ellen, we head west passing beautiful hidden beaches. Then we head towards Beinn Mhor, the highest hill on the Oa peninsula, and Dun Athad, a dramatic headland. Here if we are lucky we may see Golden Eagles, Chough and Raven soar high round the cliffs above us. There is also a small seabird colony near here where Kittiwakes breed.
You will get a unique view of the American Monument, a stone memorial tower which stands 20m high on the 130m high cliff top.
Weather conditions permitting, we can then head further round the Mull of Oa towards Soldiers rock, a large sea stack not easy to reach by land. Around here there are more opportunities to try and spot Golden Eagles soaring. Near the sea stack are some small sea caves where seabirds lurk round the green copper-stained entrances.
Along the journey we often spot seals as well as porpoise and dolphins.
The times and days for these trips will vary over the season and are heavily weather permitting. We will announce the days and times via our social media weekly, or just give a ring for updates.