7 independent reviews for Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland

Reviews for Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland

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review 27 Aug 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We all loved the sheer breathtaking beauty of the island. The tour was fantastic; Jaquie was a brilliant, friendly and knowledgeable guide. Our tour was amazing because the dolphins and porpoises decided to put on a dazzling show!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If you aren't on a walking holiday, expect to do a lot of driving. The single road track system means that you spend longer getting from place to place than we are used to. Definitely take heed of the advice on warm and waterproof clothes. We did and we were grateful.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes to benefiting local people and supporting conservation. I believe that any tourism impacts on the environment (extra cars, ferrys, etc)

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The experience with McKinlay Kidd was brilliant from start to finish. The contact from them, either by phone or via their excellent information pack was excellent. We had fantastic trips with informed and intelligent guides. We couldn't fault it.

review 6 Aug 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We spent all day in the wild life and we have been rewarded by spotting eagles and deers a little far away but great. we definitely enjoyed the superb environment in Mull.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Talking about wildlife, be aware and prepared for weather changes that may affect your plans, but everything was dealed with a very good timing well ahead.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

yes!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

great and advisable

review 30 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing whales

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Stay in Tobermory, as there are more places to eat: Cafe Fish is exceptional.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I'm sure our presence had benefit on the local economy.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A fantastic trip.

review 19 Jul 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

On a boat trip looking for whales, which we didn't find but at one point we were surrounded by a large family of bottle nose dolphins playing

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Just relax and follow the recomendations in the pre holiday file sent to you by holiday company, excellent

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definately

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We will certainly go with them again

review 30 Jul 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The holiday in Mull was an overall highlight. Everything was fine and went smoothly. The documentation was waiting for me in Oban as arranged (that's always a good start). The ferry from Oban to Craignure went without problem; as foot passenger I could choose which ferry I wanted to take. The hotel in Tobermory was very nice, the room very welcoming (7) - and the noise from the kitchen (many laughters, which I assumed were a good sign) stopped not too late. The day-off on Sunday allowed me to discover Tobermory, make some shopping (good advices in Robert's recommendations) and walk to Tobermory's lighthouse. The Discover Mull Tour on Monday was a great experience, which allowed the participants to see i. a. some of the "Big Five" of Mull: Otter, White-Tailed Eagle, Golden Eagle, Red Deer. The Whale-Watching Tour on Tuesday with Sea Life Surveys was also quite exciting, although cetaceans shown themselves mainly at the end of the Tour. The crew provided useful and knowledgeable information - as well as biscuits and tea (or coffee). The trip back to Oban was also perfect.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

First of all, to take warm clothes, even in Mid-July, especially for a boat trip; waterproof garments are of course always a good idea. Second, to have some ideas of waht to do on the day-off. Tobermory is a nice place, but rather small and after shopping and visiting the distillery, there is still quite a lot of time left for something else. I enjoy hiking, so I gathered a few ideas from Internet before my departure. Third to take your own binoculars everywhere with you - if you are interested in watching wild animals. Fourth and last, have in mind that it is a small and quiet place which should remain so as long as possible.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. I have the strong feeling that the accomodation and the tours were made with local people seriously engaged in the preservation of nature. Thanks!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was a great holiday !

review 7 Jul 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Mull is a wonderful island where you will not find a disappointing view. The wildlife trips organized as part of the holiday package were excellent. Each trip was conducted by very professional and knowledgeable experts covering all aspects of the local flora and fauna.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Trips to Staffa and Lunga are a must if you want to get up close and personal with puffins. Staffa and the amazing Fingal's Cave are not to be missed. A visit to Iona is also well worth the effort. It is a most serene and spiritual island. However long you spend on these islands, it is never long enough!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Responsible tourism does play a major part in island life. The wildlife teams all support the local environment and relay this passion to the visitors, having a knock on effect for everyone to take home and consider wherever they may live.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A truly excellent holiday experience. Regrettably, we did not see whales or sea otters during our visit, but that is the way with wildlife. (hence the four stars below) We are considering when we will return to Mull to continue our adventures. Thank you

review 26 Sep 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

All accommodation was situated in the best possible place for fantastic views and access to wildlife tours

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Read the comprehensive holiday pack carefully, its full of very helpful info, including 'Robert's recommendations' as these were fantastic for restaurant ideas and ideas of places to go/things to do.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

All accommodation was in small family run hotels which employed local people. Wildlife guides were knowledgeable and helped us to appreciate the special nature of the different islands habitats and wildlife.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent

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