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Five Ferries Island Hopping Adventure

Family on board MV Bute

Five Ferries Island Hopping Adventure

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Create your own unforgettable Five Ferries Island Hopping Adventure with CalMac.  It's the perfect way to enjoy the endless splendours of Arran and Bute - the beautiful islands in the Firth of Clyde as well as the wild, remote and unspoiled parts of the mainland at Cowal and Kintyre, via five distinct ferry routes.  It's the ideal itinerary for a multi-destination mini-break or the ultimate cycling challenge!

Our Island Hopping Adventure ticket allows you to travel once, in either direction, between:

Ardrossan - Brodick (Arran)

Lochranza (Arran)  - Claonaig (Kintyre) or Tarbert (Kintyre) between 25 October 2020 and 25 March 2021

Tarbert (Kintyre) - Portavadie (Cowal)

Colintraive (Cowal)  - Rhubodach (Bute)

Rothesay (Bute) - Wemyss Bay.

The Five Ferries Island Hopping Adventure offers a memorable introduction to the Clyde Coast and the Cowal and Kintyre Peninsulas.

Begin your adventure when you take the ferry to Arran, the island that's known as 'Scotland in miniature'. All the most famous aspects of Scotland's scenery are displayed on this small island.

The next destination is Claonaig, from where you can explore the wild and beautiful Kintyre peninsula. After Kintyre, take the ferry from Tarbert to Portavadie to see the rich and contrasting landscape of the Cowal Peninsula, before taking the ferry to the beautiful and peaceful island of Bute.

Advance booking is recommended for vehicles on this trip.

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If travelling with a vehicle call our Contact Centre on 0800 066 5000

If travelling as a foot passenger or with a bicycle, no pre-booking is required in advance. Please note that all cyclists travelling in groups are advised to either contact the port of departure before the day of travel to check availability of bicycle space. 

Dates and times

Available year round


1 July 2020 - 25 March 2021
£14.70 per adult £7.35 per child (aged 5-15 years) and £53.90 for the car - length restrictions apply.

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