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Treshnish Isles

Getting here

The Treshnish Isles are part of the Inner Hebrides, 4 miles west of Mull.
Address Treshnish Isles Isle of Mull Argyll and Bute

Contact information

Telephone: 07519 380362

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Opening times


Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, open daily

Entry prices

Treshnish Isles
One adult family

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Planning your visit

The Treshnish Isles can only be accessed by boat. Turus Mara depart from Ulva Ferry on Mull; Staffa Tours depart from Tobermory, Fionnphort, Kilchoan or Iona. If you want to go by sail boat, you could contact Alternative Boat Hire based on Iona. There are a number of other companies that do trips around Mull, as well as charter boats, so it is worth searching around if you have specific requirements. Landing is dependent on suitable weather conditions.

As with any Hebridean island, it is wise to be well prepared. Plans may change quickly due to weather and sea conditions – please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather.

Upon arrival to Lunga by boat, the shore is covered with small boulders and can be very slippery. Once you get above the shore, there are well-worn, unmanaged paths. It is rugged terrain with cliffs, bogs and uneven ground. The path passes very close to the cliff edge in places. It is advisable to wear strong, non-slip footwear.

The Treshnish Isles are uninhabited and there are no facilities on the islands. Most tour boats have basic toilets on board, but please check before booking.

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code applies to the Treshnish Isles. This means all visitors must care for the environment, respect the interests of others and take responsibility for their own actions.

Please do not bring your dog to the Treshnish Isles

The Treshnish Isles are a haven for ground-nesting birds such as puffins, Manx shearwaters and storm petrels. In line with other important islands in the area, we ask that during the breeding season (1 April to 30 September), when the birds and their young are particularly vulnerable, that dogs are not brought to the Treshnish Isles. Many seabird populations are currently under increased pressure from avian flu and changes to prey species. Keeping dogs away from their breeding sites at particularly vulnerable times is one way to help relieve any additional stress on these populations. Dog-sitting services are available on Mull.

Use of drones

The Treshnish Isles are a ‘no-drone zone’ between 1 April and 31 July, to prevent disturbance to breeding seabirds. Outwith this time, amateur unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) operators should seek permission from the property before flying. Commercial operators should contact the Trust’s Filming Manager at

For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

Facilities & access

  • Due to the terrain, access onto the Treshnish Isles is not advisable for wheelchair users.
  • For those with mobility difficulties, some tour boats are accessible with assistance.
  • There are steep, rough and narrow paths to the cliff tops and the top of the island.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

Please note that there are unfenced, steep cliffs around most of the islands.