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
a tide prediction for local waters click
Contact: Peter Bannatyne 01700 811275.
Caladh Island (Eilean Dubh): Return trip approx.
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.
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
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.