Isle of Mull is the 2nd largest of Scotland's Inner Hebrides islands - after Skye. It is located off mainland Scotland's west coast and is part of the country's Bute and Argyll region. Mull island covers a total area of approx 875 km2 (338 ml2) ranking it Scotland's 4th and also the UK's 4th largest (surrounding Great Britain and excluding Ireland). Its population is around 3,000.
During the summer months, Mull Island is visited by thousands of tourists. Most of its residents live in Tobermory- its capital city and home to the only single malt Scotch whisky distillery on the island named Tobermory (former Ledaig).
- Until the 19th century, fishing, farming and burning seaweed for kelp ash were the island's main economic activities. Port Tobermory was established in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society. It was built as planned settlement supporting the local fishing industry.
- In the mid 19th century, the potato famine and Highland Clearances reduced Mull's population by 2/3 and the local economy collapsed. In early 20th century, the island had more sheep than people.
- In 1964, the economy started to revive following the construction of Craignure Pier. Currently, the local economy is based mainly on tourism travel. Ecotourism is quite popular since the 1990s.
Ferry links to Mull Island from mainland Scotland include Oban to Craignure (45 min travel), Kilchoan to Tobermory (35 min travel) and Lochaline to Fishnish (15 minutes). Advance bookings are not required for Kilchoan or Fishnish ferries as access to both ferry terminals is through single-track roads.
Highlights: Duart Castle, Aros Castle, Rubha nan Gall lighthouse
Isle of Mull cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Mull Island dock (anchor) at Tobermory - port town on the northeastern coast.
Fionnphort (on the southwestern coast) is the island's principal port and its second largest settlement. Smaller ships may stop at Fionnphort (on the eastern coast), Craignure (east coast) or Duart Castle (east coast, north of Gorten).
Isle of Mull tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Calgary Bay (beaches)
Port Isle of Mull cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Isle of Mull, Tobermory, Scotland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|3 April, 2018|
|Hebridean Princess||Oban, Scotland|
|11 April, 2018|
|Marco Polo||07:00||16:00||Dublin, Ireland|
|15 April, 2018|
|Magellan||08:00||20:00||Isle of Skye, Portree, Scotland|
|25 April, 2018|
|Astoria||08:00||16:00||Fort William, Scotland|
|28 April, 2018|
|Marco Polo||07:00||19:00||Ullapool, Scotland|
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