Inner Hebrides Day Cruise - Oban to Mull
A 45 minute ferry trip from the Oban pier takes you to one of Scotland's largest islands, the Isle of Mull.
Those with a fascination for history can enjoy ancient Duart Castle - once home to the chief of the Clan MacLean - or Torosay Castle, the final destination of Scotland's first island passenger railway. Further west along the coast sits Mull's picturesque capital, Tobermory, with its gaily-painted buildings crowding around a peaceful bay.
From Tobermory, continue travelling west to Dervaig, where the wildlife enthusiast can embark upon sightseeing cruises to the seabird havens of Fingal's Cave on Staffa, and the Treshnish Isles, as well as to the island of Iona, the birthplace of Celtic Christianity.
Note: Advance booking for your car is essential, particularly in the peak season.There is no booking for pedestrians and tickets can be bought on arrival at the pier. Pedestrians must board ten minutes before sailing time; those with cars 30 minutes ahead.
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry website
Tel: 08000 66 5000 / 01631 566688
Craignish Whirlpool & Wildlife Cruises
Cruise through spectacular scenery down Loch Craignish and the Sound of Jura, reaching the Gulf of Corryvreckan where you'll experience a wild boat ride on the 3rd largest whirlpool in the world. To find out more about the this natural phenomena and learn when the tides produce the most action, go to www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk
The Sea Leopard II is a 60 passenger catamaran utilising the latest technology for enhanced stability and passenger comfort. Onboard facilities include a heated wheelhouse, spacious toilet and a compact galley for serving hot and cold drinks. Skipper Lindsay Johnston has 35 years sailing experience including 2 Atlantic crossings. Please be on board 15 minutes before departure. Pay on board. All trips subject to weather and demand.
Craignish Cruises - Sea Leopard II
Ardfern Yacht Centre
By Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8QN
Tel: 07747 023 038
Kilchrennan, By Taynuilt,
Nr. Oban, Argyll, Scotland PA35 1HQ
T: +44 (0)1866 833 211
F: +44 (0)1866 833 244