Kerrera Ferry Times, Accommodation and Places to Eat

The Kerrera Ferry

The Kerrera Ferry is located 2 miles from Oban town centre on the southern Gallanach route, where there is some, though limited, parking available. Alternatively, buses depart twice daily from Station Road arriving in time for the 10.30 ferry, returning again to meet you at 4pm. For more information see the transport web pages on the Argyll and Bute website, or ask in the local Tourist Information Centre.

Summer Timetable 2013 Easter – October 14th
Ferries run at 08.40 (not Sundays) then approximately every half hour from 10.30 to 12.30 and from 14.00 until 17.00pm with a further ferry at 18.00. The white board must be turned to black to signal to the ferryman that you wish to cross. Ferries at 08.00 and 19.00 hours may be arranged if booked before 12 noon the preceding day (see contact details below).

Winter Timetable There are scheduled ferries at 08.40, 10.30, 12.30, 14.00, 16.00, 17.00 and 18.00, which are summoned by turning the white board to black. Ferries are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions etc. 
For more information please call the ferryman, Duncan MacEachen, on 01631 563665, or email (

Further information: For those travelling under their own Sails, the Oban Bay Marina at Kerrera’s North end provides moorings with access to amenities and a ferry service into Oban for its users. Contact  01631 565333. In addition, there are a number of safe natural harbours around the coast of Kerrera. Camping on the Island can be permitted but please check with the nearest house.


Kerrera Tea Garden & Bunkhouse at Lower Gylen offers comfortable and basic self-catering accommodation with beds for 7-9 people. The Byre, with sofas, large dining table and wood burner can also be booked for use by groups in the evenings. The Bunkhouse is located near the castle at the south end of the Island, 2 miles from the ferry. Baggage can be collected by arrangement. For bookings and information please contact Martin and Aideen on 01631 566367 or
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Ardentrive B&B
This B&B is run from a family farm at the North end of the Island. Dinner can be provided by arrangement, and there is also availability of home produced meat. Please contact David & Karen Keys 01631 570938 or email

Places to Eat

Kerrera Tea Garden at Lower Gylen is just 5 minutes walk from Gylen Castle and provides a welcome break for those walking around the island’s circular route. Now open seven days a week from Easter to September, with opening hours from 10.30am-4.30pm. Martin and Aideen offer a warm welcome and a variety of home-cooked food, including their own bread and cakes. Their cooking is both traditional and innovative, using local Kerrera produce where possible. The Tea Garden ask for prior warning for groups larger than 8 to ensure adequate supplies. Contact details 01631 566367 or email

The Waypoint Bar and Grill operates from the Oban Bay Marina. It’s largely seafood menu, including Kerrera Oysters, are freshly cooked while you enjoy a drink with an unrivalled view of Oban Bay.   Contact numbers are 01631 565333 or 07840 650 669, or go to




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