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South Whisky Island Hopping Adventure

South Island Hopping Day Adventure

South Whisky Island Hopping Adventure

For whisky enthusiasts, there's no better way to experience the skill, craftsmanship and dedication that go into making our most famous export, than a Whisky Island Hopping adventure. Most of the distilleries offer tours where you can learn more about the whisky making process and then enjoy a wee dram afterwards. 

Choose from three great distillery trails and book your Whisky Island Hopping adventure today.  

How to book 

Booking your whisky island-hopping trip in one transaction  

If you are planning an island-hopping trip and you would like to book multiple routes on one transaction - please speak with one of our team at our Customer Contact Centre or with our Port Staff. We're currently not able to offer online reservations for multiple journey tickets in one transaction, but these can be booked over the telephone or with our Ports where one of our team will be happy to assist you to arrange your trip.   


Booking your whisky island-hopping trip in more than one transaction  

If you are happy to make your island-hopping reservations by purchasing multiple journey tickets on separate transactions, then this can be done online.  

Jump aboard on this South Whisky Island Hopping Adventure, bound for Islay - the Queen of the Hebrides. Create your own Island Hopping itinerary, and work up a thirst for the water of life, by taking the ferry to Arran, before traveling to Kintyre, and then Islay.

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

  • Ardrossan - Brodick (Arran)
  • Lochranza (Arran) - Claonaig (Kintyre)
  • Kennacraig (Kintyre) - Islay
  • Islay - Kennacraig

The Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde boasts its own distillery at Lochranza, at the northern tip of the Island. Over on the Kintyre peninsula, Campbeltown was once a whisky smuggling centre.  Now it's home to Springbank, the oldest independent, family-owned distillery in the country. From there, the next stop is Islay - also known as the Whisky Isle, which this year will boast no fewer than nine working distilleries.


Top Tips

  • Booking is essential for our island hopping adventures. 

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Pop in to or call, the following locations:

Kennacraig Port Office

The Ferry Terminal,


By Tarbert,


PA29 6YF

Tel:  +44 (0)1880 280281

Ardrossan Port Office

The Ferry Terminal,


KA22 8ED

Tel:  +44 (0)1294 443130


Dates and times

All year round



Winter - £21.40 per adult, £10.70 per child (aged 5-15 years) and £97.95 per car - length restrictions apply.

Summer - £21.90 per adult, £10.95 per child (aged 5-15 years) and £101.15 per car - length restrictions apply.


Charges apply to all vehicles.  Bicycles are free. All cyclists especially groups, are advised to either contact the port of departure, or call us direct on  0800 066 5000 or  +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) before the day of travel to check availability of bicycle space.

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