How to get to the Corryvreckan Whirlpool
How To Get To The Corryvreckan Whirlpool By Boat
These boats offer boat trips out to see the Corryvreckan Whirlpool.
- Venturer - wildlife trips, whale watching and more
A 2 or 3 hour cruise to the whirlpool - based at Ardfern Yacht Centre
- Venture West - high speed ribs to the whirlpool
Pick up and drop off points at Tayvallich and Jura - based at Crinan
Craignish Cruises [Venturer]
Ardfern Yacht Centre, Ardfern, Argyll PA31 8QN
Mobile: 07747 023038
Crinan, Argyll, Scotland
Telephone: +44 (0) 7789 071188
How To Get To The Corryvreckan Whirlpool By Land [And Sea]
On foot or bicycle: from Tayvallich to Craighouse (Isle of Jura) take the Jura Passenger Ferry (www.jurapassengerferry.com) from Craighouse take the bus to Ardlussa then walk the 9 miles to the north end of Jura. From here you can observe the waters of the Gulf of Corryvreckan. To do this trip in one day is tight, better to take a tent and allow 2 days.
The bus service on Jura is run by Alex Dunnachie telephone +44 (0) 1496 820314 or 820221 to check bus times.
By car and foot: take the A83 from Lochgilphead to Kennacraig (Argyll). From Kennacraig Pier take the ferry to Port Ellen or Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay, around 2 hours. View ferry timetable on the Caledonian MacBrayne website (www.calmac.co.uk) this route is very popular and busy especially in summer, so it is essential to book well in advance if taking a car.
From Port Askaig, take the wee ferry to Fiolin (Jura), a crossing that takes around 10 minutes (see timetable and fares guide). Drive the single track road with great care from Fiolin, stopping at the Jura Hotel or the Antlers Bistro in Craighouse for refreshment on the way. Travel on to just beyond Ardlussa House (around 27 miles) where the tarmac stops and a locked gate prevents you going any further. Leaving the car parked well clear of the gate please, walk along the track (around 6 miles) to the Corryvreckan view point at the north end of the island.
From August to October: walkers should be aware that deer stalking takes place on the hills. This is a principal source of income for the estates on the island and should be respected. Telephone hot lines are posted on the island to indicate active areas on a daily basis. Walkers should stick to paths and tracks or stay on the coastline for their own safety during this time. Walkers should also take care not to disturb wildlife and be aware that it is an offence to disturb nesting eagles.
Other Island Boat Trips in Argyll and Bute
Another popular destination for visitors to this part of Argyll and Bute is the island of Colonsay. To the west of Jura and to the south west of Mull, this tiny island is reached by boat from either Oban on the Scottish mainland, or from Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay.
The Isle of Colonsay is a part of a peaceful and scenic corner of Scotland - wild animals and tourists share the white sand beaches below the stark coastal cliffs. Inland there are lochs, moors and woodland to discover.
For further information specific to Colonsay, please see The Colonsay Community Website - a comprehensive and useful resource.