Holidays Argyll

There are plenty of parking places along the shores of the Kyles and you can launch a canoe at almost any spot.

All the destinations listed below are shown on this printer friendly chart.

For a tide prediction for local waters click here.

Contact: Peter Bannatyne 01700 811275.

Caladh Island (Eilean Dubh): Return trip approx. 4 miles.
Interesting views of the fish farm at West Glen. This private island has a landing pier at its north side. Peaceful Caladh is delightful.

Colintraive via Burnt Islands: Return trip approx. 7 miles.
There is often a colony of seals around these islands. The Colintraive Hotel is an obvious lunching place, offering good food and fine ales.

Portavadie via Ardlamont: One way approx. 12 miles.
This trip can start/finish at the Portavadie Ferry Terminus or anywhere down the east side of the Ardlamont Peninsula. One of Scotland’s finest beaches, Kilbride Bay (Ostel Bay) is worth a visit en passant.

Inchmarnock: Return trip approx. 20 miles.
A challenging but very interesting cruise on a calm day. Travel one way along the Bute shore, the other along Ardlamont. Inchmarnock is interesting, and the trip offers excellent views of Arran with frequent sightings of porpoise and dolphins and the occasional basking shark.

Round Bute (40 miles)
Can be done in one day, but better a two day trip. Kilchattan Bay is approx. halfway and makes a convenient overnight stop offering a sheltered bay, food, drink and accommodation. Rothesay and Port Bannatyne should be visited, and Mount Stuart, seat of the Marquis of Bute, should not be missed. (Can be accessed from shore 1 mile south of Kerrycroy.)

Isle of Arran
The north coast of Arran is accessible during settled weather. This beautiful island - "Scotland in Miniature" - can be circumnavigated in 3 days.

Ardlamont Point
Scottish Canoeing Association