The Isle of May National Nature Reserve is a stunning haven for wildlife all year round.  Throughout the summer months it is probably the best place in Scotland to see the vast array of seabirds such as Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and Terns who come ashore here to breed.  Once all the seabirds have migrated away to warmer climes at the end of the summer, the Grey Seals head to the island to have their pups, which are born on the island between October and January, over 2000 seal pups are born on the island every year and it is a magnificent wildlife spectacle.
The waters around the Isle of May are also a haven for wildlife, sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins have been increasing every year, along with occasional Minke Whales, Basking Sharks and the occasional Orca have been spotted swimming past the island. So you never know what you might see
Our Isle of May sightseeing trips do not land on the island, but pass by very close to the spectacular cliffs along the western side which are alive with seabirds, the eastern side of the island is the favourite spot for all the seals, with the gently sloping rocky shore a favourite haul out spot for the thousands of seal who live here all year round.  Our special seal trips over the winter are the best way to see the thousands of pups that are born here every year.

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