Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands & Coast (Small Group)

The Isle of Mull, Cairngorm Mountains and Moray Firth

Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands & Coast (Small Group)

2023 DEPARTURES AVAILABLE | Visit the wild places of highland and coastal Scotland in search of diverse wildlife on this 7-day wildlife & walking adventure. Go spotting for golden eagles on the Isle of Mull; kayak among seals and sea otters in the Sound of Arisaig; experience a wilderness hide in the Cairngorm Mountains; and watch for dolphins and porpoises in the Moray Firth. This is a scheduled group tour accommodating 2-8 persons, and will be led by an experienced wildlife guide.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Loch Ness en route to Strontian

    Our tour starts with an early afternoon rendezvous at Inverness Railway Station. After meeting with the rest of the group and following a short introduction from our guide, we’ll depart Inverness and drive south-west to Strontian, stopping en route to see Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, the famous ruined castle on the banks of the loch.

  2. Day 2: Isle of Mull

    We start the day with a short transfer to the pier at Lochaline, from where we take a 15-minute ferry journey to the Isle of Mull.

  3. Day 3: Sea kayaking with seals

    After a generous breakfast, we journey north from Strontian to the village of Arisaig, on the shores of Loch nan Ceall, where we’ll enjoy a day of sea kayaking in search of marine life.

  4. Day 4: Cairngorms – RSPB reserve and evening hide visit

    This morning we say goodbye to our hosts and journey east to the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. Our first stop for the day will be at the Insh Marshes.

  5. Day 5: Mountain species of the Cairngorms

    Today will see us further explore the wildlife of the Cairngorm Mountains.

  6. Day 6: Moray Firth

    Today we head north of the Cairngorms National Park to the coast for a boat excursion on the Moray Firth, one of the best places in Scotland to see bottlenose dolphins in the wild. Also occasionally seen on the Moray Firth are otters and porpoise.

  7. Day 7: Red Squirrels & Forest Birds

    Our final morning will be spent exploring the RSPB Abernethy Nature Reserve, located close to Carrbridge. This pocket of ancient pine forest is home to a number of species including red squirrels and the rare Crested tit.

Price guide

This is a small group scheduled tour requiring a minimum of two to run - please see available departure dates below. Price based on shared double/twin accommodation. If joining as a solo traveller, the single supplement cost is £435.

7 days from £2195pp


    7 days from £2195pp

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