Gallanach - Kerrera Ferry
The Kerrera Ferry was the last private lifeline ferry service and was taken over by Calmac in 2017. A new vessel was built specifically for the route and after an island wide consultation, she was named Carvoria, which is cited as a name that the locals used for Kerrera in the 1700's.
She can carry up to 12 passengers and a vehicle (residents only I'm afraid!) and can make the crossing in under 5 minutes.
IKDT have been representing the community throughout the whole take over process and currently chair the Kerrera Ferry Committee. At these quarterly meetings we work with Transport Scotland and Calmac to help shape and improve the service for the community of Kerrera and visitors to the island.
Please note that the last scheduled ferry off the island each day is 17:55pm. You can book a 7pm ferry but this must be done 24 hours in advance through the Calmac website.
For more information including the full timetable please see www.calmac.co.uk/destinations/kerrera
Kerrera Tea Garden & Bunkhouse
The Tea Garden is one of those places that you can't help falling in love with. A delightful wee oasis positioned perfectly for some refreshments whilst visiting Gylen Castle.
Martin and Aideen took over the business in 2012 and it's built up a great reputation for serving delicious food with friendly service nestled in a wonderful garden teaming with birds.
The cafe is open 7 days a week from 10:30am til 4:30pm from Easter til the end of September serving home made soups, scones and cakes.
If you fancy staying over and taking in an amazing sunset or some incredible dark skies, the Bunkhouse sleeps up to 7 people. Exclusive bookings only.
Check out Airbnb to book here www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/9875962
Situated on the remote end of Kerrera Island it's in the perfect spot to “get away” from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Galley Cabin is situated at the end of a road to nowhere. So if your looking to step out of the usual tourist traps then this is the place for you.
Check out Airbnb listing for more details: www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19446739
Horseshoe Bay Cabin
The chalet sits on the edge of a beautifully sheltered bay on the east coast of Kerrera with amazing views of the sound. After exploring the island during the day, enjoy sitting on the deck listening to the sea, warming your toes on the fire and enjoying the spectacular night skies that we are lucky enough to take for granted.
Oban Marina & Yacht Services Ltd is perfectly situated opposite Oban town centre, the gateway to the Western Isles, on the picturesque Isle of Kerrera. In sight of the town of Oban, it is a well-serviced and popular island marina offering full access at all tides. With 100 pontoon spaces and 30 moorings, an easily accessible diesel fuel berth, complimentary wifi, shower block, and laundry facilities, our friendly small marina offers all visitors a warm welcome.
Our ferries run regularly to Oban North Pier (the town centre) so if you are not arriving by boat, please come and join us by booking a place on our ferry. To view an up to date ferry schedule and book your place on a ferry please go to https://www.obanmarina.com/ferry
01631 565 333
Waypoint Bar & Grill
If you’re having a day out in Oban, staying in accommodation on the south of Kerrera or just having a leisurely stroll on the island why not include the north end of the Isle of Kerrera in your itinerary.
To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend making a reservation by calling 01631 565 888.