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.


Boat Trips

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 is 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.

Horse riding

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

Sea Kayaking

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

Leisure Centres

Atlantis Leisure Centre also has a swimming pool and other facilities such as a climbing wall.

Days Out

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

Golf Courses

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



 Bike hire on Luing (please enquire)



 Tigh an Truish pub on Seil


The Oyster Bar at Easdale 


Sea-fari boat trips


The old Luing ferry on Shuna


Iona Abbey


Fladda lighthouse west of Luing


Ruins on Belnahua, west of Luing 


The Bridge over the Atlantic, on Seil

First Fish