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“Scotland’s Madeira” on the Isle of Bute, with a climate so mild that palm trees grow along the promenade. Visit the restored Winter Gardens and the Discovery Centre or one of the many cafés and bars. Take the Serpentine Walk to the top of Canada Hill for superb views of Rothesay Bay. 

View map of the departure point

Sailing from: Rothesay Pier [Cal Mac Rothesay – Wemyss Bay Ferry Pier]

 PA20 9AQ

Access: By road – A844

Car parking: Argyll & Bute Council car parks on East Princess Street and Chapel Hill Road. On street parking on Argyle Street A844 [short walk].

    Cruise around Isle of Bute
    Explore the diverse coastline of the Isle of Bute from the deck of MV Balmoral. As you sail all the way around the Isle keep a look out for porpoises and numerous seabirds!
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