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Service status & info

COWAL & DUNOON:

Gourock (GOU) - Dunoon (DUN)

One or more sailings are disrupted

Service updates

Until 19 September

MV Argyll Flyer remains off service. Contractors are currently building and fitting a new propeller onto the vessel and 20 September is the earliest date she will return to service. 

The current single vessel timetable will remain in place until at least 19 September.

Timetable can be viewed here 

We realise that the loss of the MV Argyll Flyer has been disruptive, and we are sorry for this inconvenience.

Options for chartering an additional vessel for this route are being explored and, in the meantime, it will operate as a one-vessel service with the MV Ali Cat.

We are working hard to manage demand and will keep customers informed of any further updates. 


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Monday 19th July - Until further Notice

To allow planned essential maintenance breaks on the MV Ali Cat from Monday 19th July the 11:20 from Gourock and 11:50 from Dunoon are cancelled Monday - Friday until further notice.

A replacement bus service will operate for passengers at 11:20 from Gourock and 11:50 from Dunoon. 

Reason: technical

Supplementary information

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2021 19:12

Travel Information

ScotRail Services
Due to strike action ScotRail are running to an amended timetable, with a reduced service on some routes and no services on other routes.
It has been confirmed that these strikes will run until at least 5 September 2021.
Please check your journey before travelling here


If you plan to travel, we look forward to welcoming you. COVID-19 guidance remains in place: 

Be prepared. Before travel, check what coronavirus protection level applies to your area through the gov.scot postcode checker

Plan ahead. Our capacity remains restricted.

Stay Safe. Follow our safer travel guidance. On public transport, you must by law wear face covering, unless you are exempt. Safer Travel with CalMac.

Gourock Waiting Room Closure

To help ensure passenger safety and in compliance with necessary physical distancing measures, the Gourock waiting room is temporarily closed until further notice.

The waiting area can be made available upon request by speaking with a staff member at the port

Payment Information - Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not accepting cash payment for ticket transactions. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google or Samsung Pay. If you need assistance, please speak with a member of staff.

- Remember wait times may be extended - Capacity is constrained, please plan your journey with key workers and Islanders in mind - Follow updated advice on how to travel safely

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