Things to do

Apart from a lovely walk round to Cullipool to visit the Atlantic Islands Visitor Center, with a cafe, gift shop and museum, there is plenty to see and do in the area.

Bike Hire

Bikes can be hired from Mike and Jenn at Sunnybrae Caravan Park on Luing with discounted rates for our Torsa guests.

 

Boat Trips

Sea fari Adventures, Easdale - Fast RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) trips around the Corryvreckan and local area. Tel: 01852 300003

Sea-life Adventures. Seil – Porpoise II owned and operated by Dave Ainsley is a very fast, stable hard boat offering trips around the area. Tel: 01631 571010  or 01852 300203

Coastal Connection Tel: Oban 01631 565833

Farsain Cruises. Tel: Craobh Haven 01852 500664

Sea Leopard II Tel:   Ardfern 07747 023038

Caledonian MacBrayne - day trips to Isle of Mull and Iona. Tel: 01631 566688

Cinema

Oban Phoenix has recently opened as a community run cinema and shows a good selection of films. Movie schedule can be found in the weekly Oban Times or check out their website.

Walking

Glen Coe and many other walks are within an hour and half drive from the ferry, easily accessible and can be accomplished in one day.

Horse riding

Achnalaraig Riding Centre, Oban Tel: 01631 562745

Fishing

You are most welcome to shore fish from Torsa and the local shores where mostly pollack and saithe are caught. Mackerel and sea fishing trips are available from Oban. No permits required, just your rod and bait.

Permit fishing - for information about fishing around Oban its best to telephone Anglers Corner in Oban 01631 566374

Salmon and Trout fishing plus lessons are available at Inverawe Smokery Tel: 01866 822446

Loch Scammadale – turn with your equipment at Scammadale farm, pay the honesty box, chose your spot and good luck!

Watersports

Craobh Haven Watersports RYA courses, boat hire etc 01852 500664

Sea Kayaking

Coaching and Guided Tours, Isle of Seil Sea Kayaking Scotland 07771 918431

White Water Kayaking River Awe Splash White Water Rafting 01887 829706

Diving

Puffin Dive Centre, Oban, 01631 566088

Leisure Centres

Atlantis Leisure Centre also has a swimming pool and other facilities such as a climbing wall.

Days Out

Crinan Canal - watch the boats going through the locks and enjoy something from the pubs and coffee shops on the way.

SeaLife Centre and restaurant. Benderloch 01631 720386

Cruachan Power Station – The Hollow Mountain, Loch Awe 01866 822618

Castles and Historic Buildings

Camasserie Castle near Kilmartin

Dunollie Castle, Oban

Dunstaffnage Castle, Dunbeg By Oban

Duart Castle, Mull by ferry from Oban 3 miles from ferry, or by motor launch Duchess from Corran Esplanade Slipway in Oban

Inveraray Castle 01499 302203

St Conan's Kirk, Lochawe

Gardens

Ardmaddy Gardens 01852 300353, 7 miles from ferry

An Cala Gardens 01852 300237 Easdale, 2 miles away

Arduaine Gardens 01852 200366 By Melfort Hotel

Crarae Gardens 01546 866149

Ardchattan Gardens 01631 750274

Tours

Bowman & MacDougall Tours (Mull/Iona/Staffa) 01631 563221

Golf Courses

Isle of Seil 9 hole golf course, clubs available for hire at Balvicar Stores & fees payable in clubhouse.

Glencruitten Golf Club, Oban 01631 562868

Dalmally Golf Club 01631 200619

Lochgilphead Golf Course 01546 602340

Museums

Kilmartin Archaeological Museum 01546 510278

Oban War & Peace Exhibition, North Pier, Oban. Free entry.

Oban Whisky - Trip around the distillery

  

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 Bike hire at Sunnybrae Caravan Park, Luing

 

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 Tigh an Truish pub on Seil

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The Oyster Bar at Easdale 

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Sea-fari boat trips

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The old Luing ferry on Shuna

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Iona Abbey

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Fladda lighthouse west of Luing

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Ruins on Belnahua, west of Luing 

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The Bridge over the Atlantic, on Seil

First Fish