Puffins of Mingulay
Discover the secret life of the Puffins on Mingulay in their natural habitat!
Bookings available via our book online page, email or our Facebook page!
Mingulay in sometimes referred to as the "Near St Kilda" due to it's accessibility from neighbouring islands. It was abandoned in 1912 and now is famous for it's bird life including the Puffins, Kittiwakes and Razorbills that nest in their thousands on sea cliffs that are amongst the highest in the British Isles. The waters around Mingulay and the other Bishops Isles are teaming with wildlife and Basking Shark sightings are not uncommon. Join Uist Sea Tours as we visit this spectacular island, sweeping down through the amazing blue waters of the Minch to encounter the Puffins of Mingulay.
A 1 hour fast boat trip down the coast of South Uist, Eriskay and Barra towards Mingulay on our 12-Seater Humber RIB the "Island Adventurer". There are 4 hours on shore to visit and discover the island and then one hour boat trip back.
Under 16's are £50
We are on the wild West coast of Scotland and you will be on the sea so you might get wet! We provide flotation suits or lifejackets as required but remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear. Gloves and a hat that won't fly off are recommended as well as sunscreen. We do not carry pets and smoking is not allowed on board.
Take a camera to catch anything of interest on the trip but remember to sit back and take in the stunning scenery and enjoy your time with us.
If you are pregnant or have any medical conditions such as lower back pain that can be aggravated by jarring movements then our trips will probably be unsuitable for you as it can get a little bumpy. If you're unsure about whether it's right for you please ask and we'll advise as best we can.
Departing Arcrasaid Eriskay at 0930 hours we head south past Eriskay and the sunken wreck of "The Politician", past Barra and it's capital Castlebay onto the deserted island of Mingulay where we encounter the Puffins before travelling back to Eriskay.