Wildlife of the Hebrides

Our cruising areas are a haven for wildlife all the year round, and the early summer months can offer close sightings of nesting seabirds on offshore islands. Our cruises to the Isle of Mull are very popular because of the opportunity to go ashore on the Treshnish Isles from April to July to see nesting puffins and other sea birds at close quarters. A day trip on land is included on a speciality wildlife cruise around Mull to extend the range of wildlife seen. Dolphins and otters are around all season with basking sharks and minke whales expected to arrive from July onwards, occasionally appearing as early as May. White-tailed eagles are often seen from the vessel and the bird experts amongst our guests have recorded up to 60 bird species while at sea and on shore.

During our 2017 cruising season guests enjoyed sightings of orcas, dolphins, wild goats, wild horses, and islands populated only by thousands of seabirds. All our photographs here were taken by guests during their trips with The Majestic Line. We look forward to seeing the wildlife images and videos captured by our guests this year, and will be sharing them on our social media channels.

The Majestic Line became a WiSe accredited company in 2017, to ensure our crews know how to approach and interact with marine wildlife and avoid any disturbance from our activities on the water. All our crews are also actively involved in recording sightings of marine mammals using The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust Whale Track App.

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