Island of Kerrera
A jewel in the Firth of Lorne




Kerrera Ferry Ltd

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Kerrera Ferry Ltd is pleased to announce the following changes to the fares and timetable.

As result of the Scottish Govt Ferries review and on going discussions around the ferry service.
Transport Scotland are providing short term grant funding to improve the vital lifeline service operated by Kerrera ferry ltd
While the long term solutions are investigated through an STAG based scoping study.

This is the first time in Kerrera ‘s history that there has been direct public funding to assist the delivery of the island’s ferry service.

The visitors adult passenger fare will be reduced from the current £5:00 return fare down to £4:50 return
Children will travel for £2:00 return fare

Single adult £3:00
Child single £1:00

Please see relevant page for a complete version of new timetables and fares
Winter timetable begins on Monday 26th October 2015

Please Note: As of the 9th of November the winter time table will alter: The 16:00 sailing will no longer be available and the new sailing time will be 15:30, Mon to Sun, Oct to Easter.
This is the only change being made and all other sailings remain as advertised

Kerrera Ferry will be closed Christmas day, Boxing day and 1st Jan & 2nd Jan

Please check our twitter link for bad weather disruption and up to date news.

Ferry closure period confirmation - commencing 18 Jan 2016 for 6 weeks
The works will commence on 4 January 2016 and will be completed in the Summer of 2016. Following consultation with the local community, it has been agreed that a pedestrian only service will operate from 18 January 2016 for a period of 6 weeks (18 Jan - 26 Feb 2016)
Ferry closure period confirmation - commencing 18 Jan 2016 for 6 weeks

The Island

Kerrera FerryThe island of Kerrera has been described as a jewel in the Firth of Lorne. Just a few minutes ferry ride away from the mainland of Oban. It offers a peace and beauty that is unique, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Kerrera is an ever-changing landscape from fertile low pastures where the farming tradition goes back hundreds of years - to bog and heathland, small coastal bays and beaches with cliffs and caves - home to a rich tapestry of flowers and wildlife.

This superb small island is only a short boat ride away. As well as Gylen Castle there is a profusion of wildlife, including a seal colony, wild goats and occasional visits from golden and sea eagles. Porpoises, dolphins and otters are also sometimes sighted by visitors to this remarkable island.

Kerrera has much to offer the independent-minded visitor who appreciates wildlife, history and scenery. A trip to the island is incomplete without a visit to Gylen Castle, located on the south coast and a few minutes walk off the main circular island track, and identified by a signpost at Lower Gylen. Built in 1587 and sited above the waves and rocks, it is a dramatic and magnificent place.

The view from the Castle faces down the Firth of Lorne to other Argyll islands, and the atmosphere of isolation and beauty must have changed little over the centuries.

Tea Garden & Bunkhouse
Teas and refreshments (delicious home cooking) are available at the award winning tea garden near to the castle.
Open 7 days a week from Easter to October.

A full colour guide of the Island is available on the ferry.

Oban Rib Trips are your key to exploring the stunning Argyll coastline and small islands. The rib takes 9 passengers.
We offer one hour, exciting rib trips around the island of Kerrera, where you can feel the wind in your face and soak up the sea air as you take in the stunning scenery. We are also available for Private Charter.

How to get to Kerrera Ferry:

The public ferry to Kerrera leaves from a slip two miles south of Oban along the coast road. Car Parking at the ferry. There are frequent sailings during the summer season at times listed on the notice board by the quayside. To attract the ferry please turn this board to BLACK prior to sailing times as advertised. Ferry times and fares are posted at the ferry crossing point. Ferry Times and Contact or download the following pdf file: Summer Timetable or Winter Timetable. Also Terms & Conditions

Kerrera Ferry map of location - car parking at the ferry
Location of the Kerrera Ferry - please click map to enlarge

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