Staffa island is best known for its magnificent basalt columns and spectacular sea caves. The most famous of these is Fingal’s Cave, also known as An Uamh Binn (Cave of Melody). It has a unique, cathedral-like structure. Fingal’s Cave was immortalised by Mendelssohn in his Hebrides Overture, after he visited the island in 1829, and in a famous painting by the artist J M W Turner.
A number of boat operators in Iona and Mull run trips to Staffa. Approaching by boat you'll get a real sense of the epic scale and wild beauty of Staffa. Once ashore, there is much to explore, including a bore-hole which creates a dramatic thunderous noise when waves strike the cliff below.
Many visitors extend their trip to the Treshnish Isles.