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No Puffin Therapy in August

Unfortunately, the puffins had already left the island preparing for the oncoming winter. I must admit missing out on the popularity of this ‘Puffin Therapy’, where one can sit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Bruce H
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Unfortunately, the puffins had already left the island preparing for the oncoming winter. I must admit missing out on the popularity of this ‘Puffin Therapy’, where one can sit within a few feet of these iconic little Sea Parrots, was a bitter disappointment. Nevertheless, the climb to the top of the island. It was a challenging walk at times but... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Coupled a visit to this island with another to Staffa to see Fingals Cave. Arranged by Staffa Tours this was a 6 hour plus day trip costing around £60 for an adult, and worth every penny. Went to Staffa first and stopped for an hour or so to view the cave and views from the top of the island, a... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Up until a year ago I’d never heard of the Treshnish Isles until I found an exhibition about them in one of the buildings at the Hynish Centre on Tiree which is operated by the Hebridean Trust. There appeared to be emphasis on the fact that the islands were a popular breeding ground for birds probably helped by the fact... More 

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Gambrills, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

the waves we big so landing was a bit scary, and you have to have good balance and be able to walk on some rough trails to get to the other side of the isle...on the cliffs are all the wildlife you can imagine....Puffins, guillemots, Razorbills, Cormorants, and many more....Sitting on the rocky ledge and taking in the views were... More 

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Once in lifetime visit experience - incredible to see the puffins nesting in the rabbit holes and totally oblivious to humans nearby. We visited from a friend's cruising yacht and were able to be there before the trip boats arrived so we had the island to ourselves - with about 10,000 birds of course! Amazing experience. The trip boats are... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Spending time in close company with wild animals that have no fear of humans does something special for the soul, and they don't come much more adorable than the puffins on Lunga. Our tour with Turus Mara was a highlight of our 2-week trip to Scotland, and I'd recommend it to anyone with a love of animals, with the exception... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Sweet, slightly goofy puffins run all over the cliffs of the isle, but you need to be prepared if you're going to enjoy your visit. The seas can be rough and folks do get seasick on the crossing. If you're prone to seasickness, take precautions. Follow the advice about having waterproof clothing (rain during the crossing could make it miserable... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Lunga is about a 50 minute boat ride from Fionnphort. It is quite a large Island and we visited with Staffa Tours who where really good and friendly. There are a few operators that work from Mull and all seem to be close in price so its a matter of which area of Mull is easiest to get to for... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

We had a rough voyage to get to Lunga, but were rewarded by the Puffins being really friendly and photogenic, there are some ruins from when the island was inhabited, and the wild flowers in bloom were lovely, it rained, we got soaked, but couldn't have been happier

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Our expedition ship stopped here for a few hours to give the birders and photographers an opportunity to be up close to hundreds of Atlantic Puffins. The hike up to the rookery is a bit of a challenge and can be muddy if it has rained. At the top, surrounded by these adorable little birds, busily carrying nesting material to... More 

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