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Rothesay

“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. 

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


Postcode:
 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 Loch Striven
    Do not miss the opportunity to sail into Loch Striven, rarely visited by passenger vessels. It lies north of the Isle of Bute & was once used as a sheltered anchorage for laid-up vessels such as large oil tankers.

    22nd September is Seniors Bring a Friend Free day. A free senior ticket is available with every senior ticket purchased for this day. Please call our office on 0117 325 6200 to make your booking and take advantage of this offer.
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    Cruise & explore: Tighnabruaich
    Cruise to this tranquil village at the north end of the Kyles of Bute, part of Argyll's Secret Coast. Enjoy spectacular views and then disembark to enjoy the afternoon ashore.
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    Cruise & explore: Tarbert
    Cruise through the world famous Kyles of Bute, passing through the narrows and enjoying views of Loch Riddon before rounding Ardlamont Point and calling at Tarbert for 2.5 hours ashore.
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    Day cruise: Ardrishaig [brief time ashore]
    Cruise through the world famous Kyles of Bute, passing through the narrows and enjoying views of Loch Riddon before rounding Ardlamont Point and calling at Tarbert. Stay on board to cruise the peaceful Loch Fyne to Ardrishaig for a brief time ashore. This is your chance to get a photo as it will be the first time that Balmoral has called at this location! Don't miss out!
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    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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