Islay Sea Adventures
Islay’s only boat tour company. Offering unique opportunities to get up close to Islay's wildlife such as red deer stags, white-tailed eagles and harbour seals. Also enjoy Islay's stunning coastline, taste local delicious seafood, try your hand at sea fishing, and much much more.
Islay Sea Adventures are Islay's only 5 star boat tour company based on the beautiful Isle of Islay. We offer a unique way to explore Islay through our wide variety of trips.
We have five charter boats all offering a range of facilities to suit everyone’s needs. We can cater for all experiences- if you want a gentle cruise wildlife spotting, or a leisurely day of fishing, we have our hard boats with onboard indoor amenities. For those seeking an adrenaline-filled spin, we have both open and closed RIBS offering a faster paced and thrilling ride. Our RIBs and hard boats can also be used for private charters and comfortable journeys for those travelling further afield. Each boat can take up to 12 passengers for a more personal experience.
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By far, our most popular trip is our Wildlife Trip. Starting at Port Ellen Marina, we will take you along the south-east coast of Islay, where your Skippers will tell you about some of Islay’s history and heritage. You will then take in the three distilleries located on this area of the island- Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Ardbeg, learning a bit about each of them. After this, we then carry on to Islay’s Special Area of Conservation which is only viewable from the sea. Here there is an abundance of wildlife including a large seal colony, red deer, lots of bird life and some of the best scenery the island has to offer. Sometimes we even spot dolphins and white-tailed eagles, and more rarely, basking sharks.
Not into wildlife? Try your hand at our Fishing tours out on the sea. With two experienced fishermen at your side, you'll try to catch some fish to take home for your supper, such as Pollock and Mackerel. Bring along a suitable container for your catch!
We also offer Dawn, Dusk and Mull of Oa trips. These trips along with our Wildlife and Fishing tours are £55pp (£45 Children). They all last around 2.5 hours.
Want to see the World's Third Largest Whirlpool? Join us on our Corryvreckan Whirlpool Tours . These tours are tidal dependent, to coincide with when Corryveckan is at it's strongest. A great tour for thrill seekers. This tour lasts around 3 hours.
Islay Seafood Special - a tour which combines amazing wildlife, beautiful scenery and delicious local seafood. This tour follows the same route as our Wildlife tour mentioned above. Once in the calm waters of the Special Area of Conservation, also known as the South-East Islay Skerries, you will be treated to some of the freshest seafood imaginable. All within a few miles from the sea to the BBQ, it doesn’t get any fresher! Islay hand-dived scallops are the star of the show and will always be available with other seafood subject to availability. Typically, the platter consists of Islay Lobster and Islay Crab, with Islay Langoustines sometimes making an appearance. We will also provide fresh bread, salad, homemade sauces and maybe even a wee dram! This is a unique chance to enjoy the scenery and wildlife that Islay has to offer whilst sampling some of the best local produce available. Please let us know if you have any allergies prior to booking, and please also be aware that dogs are not allowed on our seafood trips. This tour lasts around 3 - 3.5 hours.
Above trips as well as many others are also available by Private Charter. But if you are looking for something more bespoke, get in touch with us to design your next adventure. Some popular private charters include day trips to Ballycastle in Northern Ireland, Isle of Gigha, Jura and Colonsay.
Transport and Parking
On Public Transport Route
Partial wheelchair access
Ramp to main entrance
Suitable for visitors with limited mobility
Public Toilet Facilities
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