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Caledonian MacBrayne - Oban Day Trips
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Oban
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Take a day trip from Oban and visit the Inner Hebridean islands of Mull, Coll, Tiree or Iona. Go a little further, take a trip north to the Outer Hebrides or south to the island of Colonsay.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

You buy your tickets to Mull from the Calmac ferry terminal. You need to be aboard as a foot passenger 10 minutes before departure.
If you are taking a car check the rules.
Foot or car it’s easy and worthwhile.

We went yesterday as foot passengers. The weather was astonishing. We didn’t get off at Craignure as we knew there wasn’t any ccommodation on Mull.

The sailing on the Maid of Mull takes 45 minutes from noisy Oban to paradise. We sat still for the outward and inbound trip. We saw the Inner Hebrides in all their glory. It was a memorable trip.
CalMac run a tight ship. There are 4 decks on the M of Mull. There are catering outlets but yesterday most people just stared open mouthed at the scenery.
I would do it again tomorrow.
We came back and went straight on to Rightmove.

Thank Middleton4
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"island hopping"
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

First class service from the minute we booked,collected tickets etc
They guys couldn’t have been more helpful
First class experience

Thank Neillynn T
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

One of our party needed a lift to the upper decks. The organisation to get our car near the lift on the car deck was perfection both ways. The staff were so good you felt you were in very experienced safe hands. Sorry to say this but the coffee was not good.

Thank Jacqueline S
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We walked down the hill from our charming Oban Airbnb to catch the mid morning ferry to the Isle of Mull. We had called last minute and we're happy to get on board. Modern, comfortable ferry blissfully free of piped-in music. Lots of food and beverage choices. Most importantly are the unbelievable views of the green and rugged Hebrides. Breathtaking. The crossing is about 45 minutes. We were met by a West Coast Motor tour bus and the magnificent "Sheila" who would drive us across the island for a short ferry ride to the island of Iona. Sheila was born on Mull and told us intriguing and touching stories of Mull life spanning centuries. Her masterful and neighborly maneuvering of the big bus along the single track road along with her engaging storytelling made the 1.25 cross island trip fly by. The Iona ferry ride is 10 minutes long and deposits you in a tiny town with more incredible views, great walking and enticing "pod" camping. We spent 2 enjoyable hours meandering and could have spent more. All in all a great value, car free and made memorable by a wonderful and kind coach driver named Sheila.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Wounderful visit to Colonsay on the Clansman ferry none landing as we had to be back in Oban same night lovely veiws lots of pictures taken and the staff on the Clansman are excellent :-D smiley and helpful resturant and bar and shop staff are the best keep it up boys and girls thank you all for a good trip :-D

Thank Joey S
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