Birthe Marie under sail

© Richard Hay

In the Sound of Iona

Scheduled 'Day out'

At sea under red sails! seven hour, normally with landing for lunch and explore, by dinghy. Various routes. Wildlife, history, stories, beautiful coasts and islands.

We run a 'Day out' trip once a week, they last around seven hours. Passengers should bring a packed lunch.We vary the route to suit the conditions and will be under sail as much as possible in the time available. Usually we anchor in the middle of the trip and will offer landing by dinghy in a sheltered location for exploring and lunch ashore. All ages welcome, no previous knowledge required, join in or sit back and watch the coast slip past. Various routes. Wildlife, history, stories, beautiful coasts and islands. 'Slow' travel by sea, the old way.

From £50 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — October

Contact details

Alternative Boat Hire

Lovedale Cottage
Isle of Iona
PA76 6SJ

Tour information


  • Fionnphort & the Ross of Mull
  • Isle of Iona


1 Day


  • Boat


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Geology
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £50 Per Adult £20 Per Child

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Alternative Boat Hire

Tour company information

Alternative Boat Hire

Aboard 'Birthe Marie' a traditional wooden gaff ketch, we run friendly informal boat trips from the Isle of Iona and from Fionnphort (at the southwest end of the Isle of Mull). Wildlife, scenery, stories, island visits. Travel the old way under sail, no previous experience required, join in or sit back and just watch the coast slip past. Scheduled Three hour afternoon trips and Day trips each week, also available Whole Boat Hire for tailored trips.

Opening times

normally mid April till end of October. advance booking recommended.

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