Since 26 October 2015, Oban - Mull fares have been massively reduced (thanks to the Scottish Government introducing 'road equivalent tarriff' for Mull. Single journeys are now only £3.45 (passenger) and £13 (car).
This probably means you need to book early, even though Calmac are putting on a second boat. If you booked /paid before the change but travel after, contact Calmac.
KNOCKAN, Isle of Mull, Self-Catering Accommodation
Three stars, 2 miles from Bunessan, 8 miles from Iona. Sleeps up to 5 comfortably, 6 at a squeeze.
to provide clean, comfortable, well equipped accommodation with an authentic island atmosphere, in a beautiful setting, at a reasonable price.
Why do people with no Mull connection come to a place like Knockan?
"Leave aside that it is now extremely comfortable. Leave aside also Iona, Staffa, scenery, sea eagles, golden eagles, puffins, otters, seals, to start an endless list. There is something else. This round-cornered croft cottage, built originally by refugee crofter/weaver John Black during the Highland Clearances, still displays some of its original timbers, mollusc tunnels betraying their origins as driftwood from the shore. A sense of peace, place, history, heritage and wholeness is woven into its fabric. Iona has been described as a ‘thin place where heaven and earth are not far apart’. Many have thought that describes Knockan too." (From 'Knockan - The House That Black Built')
Some other great reasons to come to Mull
Fascinated by conspiracy theories? Try these: 'Dervaig Mary' (Magdalene), 'The Arandora Star' or 'Forgotten Scots'.
Interested in Scottish Folk History? Try 'Knockan - The House That Black Built' and visit the Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Or how about something completely different?