Things to do
Apart from a lovely walk round to Cullipool to visit the Atlantic Islands Visitor Center, with a cafe, gift shop and museum, there is plenty to see and do in the area.
Bikes can be hired from Mike and Jenn at Sunnybrae Caravan Park on Luing with discounted rates for our Torsa guests.
Seafari Adventures (Oban) Easdale - Fast RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) trips around the Corryvreckan and local area. Tel: 01852 300003
Sea-life Adventures. Seil – Porpoise II owned and operated by Dave Ainsley is a very fast, stable hard boat offering trips around the area. Tel: 01631 571010 or 01852 300203
Coastal Connection Tel: Oban 01631 565833
Farsain Cruises. Tel: Craobh Haven 01852 500664
Sea Leopard II Tel: Ardfern 07747 023038
Caledonian MacBrayne - day trips to Isle of Mull and Iona. Tel: 01631 566688
Oban Phoenix has recently opened as a community run cinema and shows a good selection of films. Movie schedule can be found in the weekly Oban Times or check out their website.
Glen Coe and many other walks are within an hour and half drive from the ferry, easily accessible and can be accomplished in one day.
Achnalaraig Riding Centre, Oban Tel: 01631 562745
You are most welcome to shore fish from Torsa and the local shores where mostly pollack and saithe are caught. Mackerel and sea fishing trips are available from Oban. No permits required, just your rod and bait.
Permit fishing - for information about fishing around Oban its best to telephone Anglers Corner in Oban 01631 566374
Salmon and Trout fishing plus lessons are available at Inverawe Smokery Tel: 01866 822446
Loch Scammadale – turn with your equipment at Scammadale farm, pay the honesty box, chose your spot and good luck!
Craobh Haven Watersports RYA courses, boat hire etc 01852 500664
Coaching and Guided Tours, Isle of Seil Sea Kayak Scotland 07771 918431
White Water KayakingRiver Awe Splash White Water Rafting 01887 829706
Puffin Dive Centre, Oban, 01631 566088
Atlantis Leisure Centre also has a swimming pool and other facilities such as a climbing wall.
Crinan Canal - watch the boats going through the locks and enjoy something from the pubs and coffee shops on the way.
Cruachan Power Station – The Hollow Mountain, Loch Awe 01866 822618
Castles and Historic Buildings
Camasserie Castle near Kilmartin
Dunadd Fort near Kilmartin
Dunollie Castle, Oban
Dunstaffnage Castle, Dunbeg By Oban
Duart Castle, Mull by ferry from Oban 3 miles from ferry, or by motor launch Duchess from Corran Esplanade Slipway in Oban
Inveraray Castle 01499 302203
St Conan's Kirk, Lochawe
Ardmaddy Gardens 01852 300353, 7 miles from ferry
An Cala Gardens 01852 300237 Easdale, 2 miles away
Arduaine Gardens 01852 200366 By Melfort Hotel
Crarae Gardens 01546 866149
Ardchattan Gardens 01631 750274
Bowman & MacDougall Tours (Mull/Iona/Staffa) 01631 563221
Isle of Seil 9 hole golf course, clubs available for hire at Balvicar Stores & fees payable in clubhouse.
Glencruitten Golf Club, Oban 01631 562868
Dalmally Golf Club 01631 200619
Lochgilphead Golf Course 01546 602340
Kilmartin Archaeological Museum 01546 510278
Oban War & Peace Exhibition, North Pier, Oban. Free entry.
Oban Whisky - Trip around the distillery