The awesome grandeur of the Isle of Staffa and Fingla's Cave has caught the imagination of people from all walks of life and from all over the globe, who make a point of having it on their Scottish trip itinerary. The sheer beauty and drama of the geological architecture of Staffa in its maritime setting is enough in itself to inspire, but the presence of the magical Fingal’s Cave makes it a must-see destination. For others, a major attraction is the teeming birdlife that nests on Staffa from late April to early August (with puffins everyone’s favourite) or the chance of spotting seals, porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks and even occasionally, whales on the trip to the island
The location of Achaban House is perfect accommodation for a tour to Staffa – it is a 15 minute walk to Fionnphort Pier where the tours for Staffa and Fingal's Cave. There are several operators who offer tours to Staffa and Fingal's Cabe from Fionnphort Pier from April to October.
To take a trip to Staffa, it is necessary to have overnight accommodation on Fionnphort or Mull; the distances and timescales prevent a return trip to Oban and a visit to Staffa in one day. It is worth knowing that a high sea swell around Staffa can sometimes prevent landings and even the tour taking place, so if you can allow some flexibility in your itinerary it would allow more time for a trip in the best conditions. Make sure you have warm, waterproof clothing for your trip as it can get cold at sea, even when the weather is perfect
We would always recommend a trip to Staffa, but there is so much else to see and do in the Ross of Mull for those who love the outdoors. You would be very welcome to stay awhile and enjoy a trip to Iona and more time exploring the culture, beaches and natural environment of the Ross of Mull.