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Tobermory VI Expedition Survey

  • Tobermory, Mull Scotland (map)


Join us on board our research yacht, Silurian, as we depart from Tobermory (on the Isle of Mull) to monitor the rich Hebridean seas. This unique eco-tourism experience is like no other in the UK; explore the wilds of the Hebrides, have some awesome wildlife experiences, meet fantastic people and join a community of people getting directly involved in the conservation of whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks.

This expedition survey falls towards the end of summer and the start of autumn so we will be monitoring for both resident populations alongside and recording the departure of our seasonal visitors.

With rendezvous in Tobermory, this survey will allow for the exploration of seas around the Southern Hebrides (Islay, Jura, Colonsay, Gigha) alongide the Argyll Islands (Mull, Coll and Tiree) and the Small Isles (Muck, Eigg, Canna and Rum), although the area covered is dependent on the weather conditions and survey coverage to date.

This survey starts to encrouch into autumn in the Hebrides, with the heather turning purple on the hillsides. It’s the last push for many creatures to fatten up before the winter and many are foraging before departing for the open ocean or warmer climates to the south.

DATES: Sun 13 Sept - Sat 19 Sept 2020

DURATION: 7 days

RENDEZVOUS: Tobermory, Isle of Mull

COST: £995 per person - cost includes all food, accommodation (on board) and specialised equipment for the duration of the survey, but excludes transport costs to and from rendezvous.


Earlier Event: 25 August
Tobermory V Expedition Survey
Later Event: 21 September
Tobermory VII Expedition Survey