Isle of Coll Boat Tours
During the summer season we are able to run boat tours from the Isle of Coll.
If we have space on our multi-day tours we can accommodate passengers from Coll on individual days depending on our schedule. Otherwise if there are enough numbers we can organise an individual tour or private tours. Some examples of the tours we can run are as follows.
Basking Shark & Wildlife Tours
With many tour boats from the mainland or Mull visiting the waters around Coll for their wildlife tours this is the main hotspot for marine wildlife in the area. Common species include minke whales, common and bottlenose dolphins, porpoises, grey and common seals and basking sharks! Seabirds are common in summer with puffins, gannets, guillemots, fulmars, terns, kitty wakes, skuas, shearwaters, divers seen on the trips. Even the majestic white-tailed sea eagle is now spreading out to Coll again following their success on Mull and other neighbouring islands.
Fingal’s Cave/ Isle of Staffa
Visit the incredible geological isle of Staffa and basalt columns of fingals cave. Inspired Mendelssohn’s ’Hebrides Overture’. The geology is the same as the giants causeway and there are many legends about quarrelling Scottish and Irish giants!!!
Treshnish Isles Puffins
Visit the Treshnish Isles and the island of Lunga for a 5* seabird experience. The Puffins here are very friendly and you can get within a few feet of them for excellent pictures. Many other species nest here and exploring the island will reveal the seabird high-rise of harp rock. This tour is a crowd pleaser and everyone comes back with a huge smile on their face. Landing is via small dingy onto a rocky shore so passengers need to be fit and healthy for this style of trip.
Private tours by arrangement
Half day tours £60pp
Full Day tours £100pp
Plan Your Visit to Coll
Ferry & Flight Schedule
See the Calmac timetable here
See Hebridean air’s timetable here.
Eating & Opening Times
Remember and make sure you east before the ferry leaves at 19:20 -booking a table is advisable!
Coll Hotel – Lunch 12pm-2pm – Snacks 2pm-6pm – Dinner 5.30pm onwards (booking advisable)
Island Cafe – Lunches 11am-2pm - Dinner 5pm onwards (booking advisable)
Tigh Na Mara - Tea Room – 2pm-5pm
Local Craft Market – 3pm-5pm at the An Cridhe Centre - come and sample some of the local crafts on offer.
Post Office in Arinagour – Opens 9am – 1pm, crafts, post and bike hire!
For more information on Coll, accommodation, activies and wildlife please see the community website www.visitcoll.co.uk
Walking – the island has some wonderful walks along amazing pristine beaches. All reachable from Arinagour.
Wildlife – If you’ve not seen enough on the boat there is a vast amount of land based wildlife including many birds, otters, seals, even wildcats!
History – Duns, Crannogs, Standing Stones, Crofting, Shipwrecks, there is a lot to be discovered here.