Mull & Area
"Western Isles” weeks aboard Stormdancer usually start from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. The popular town is known for its brightly painted houses, quaint charm and hospitality. Mull is a short ferry crossing from Oban. The harbour is sheltered, with pontoons and good shore facilities, and it is an ideal place to stay if you want to extend your holiday.
There is wide choice of itineraries from Tobermory.
We can explore locally into beautiful and sheltered Loch Sunart, with views towards Ben Nevis, or head south along the Sound of Mull to Loch Linhe, the Firth of Lorne and the islands of Lismore and the Garvellachs. The sailing is sheltered with quiet anchorages and wonderful views.
To the west of Mull, and sheltered by the islands of Coll and Tiree with their sandy beaches, we can visit the Treshnish Islands, a sea bird nesting ground with thousands of puffins and guillemots, or Staffa and the basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave. A short sail away is Iona with the ancient abbey and fascinating early-Christian history. Basking sharks are sometimes sighted in this area and may even swim slowly by the boat as we sit at anchor.
Wherever we decide to sail, there will be opportunities to dinghy ashore and walk paths with mountain views, flowers and birdlife - or you may decide to stay on board and simply enjoy the peace and quiet.