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Sailing from: Oban, North Pier (NP) & Northern Lighthouse Board (NL) Berth

Postcode: PA34 5NJ (North Pier) PA34 4LS (NL)

Access: By road - Follow signs to Pier.

Car parking: Tesco (Lochside, Oban PA34 4HP) + Atlantis Leisure Centre (Dalriach Rd, Oban PA34 5JE) Both 15 minutes away.  PA34 5PU (North Pier car park)

For more information see: http://uk-ports.org/oban-north-pier/ OR http://uk-ports.org/oban

Additional local information: Tourist Information Centre, North Pier, Oban PA34 5QD / 01631 563122

    Day cruise: Mull of Kintyre & Colonsay [coach connection to Campbeltown]
    Join inclusive coaches to Campbeltown before embarking the ship to cruise back to Oban. Pass a relaxing day on Balmoral, looking outto the splendid coastline of the famous Mull ofKintyre. A cruise of rugged cliffs on a dramatic Atlantic coast as well as deserted beaches. Look out for Highland cattle & on clear days, gaze across to Ireland’s Antrim coast.

    NB: MV Balmoral sails from North Pier on this date. The ship returns to the Northern Lights berth in the evening.
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    Cruise Sound of Mull & round Kerrera
    Join the ship at Oban for an afternoon cruise around the peaceful small island of Kerrera and into the Sound of Mull for glorious views towards Mull.

    Sailing from Northern Lighthouse Board berth, Gallanach Road, Oban.
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    Music Cruise: Loch Linnhe & Appin Narrows
    Famed for wonderful sunsets, this cruise is the perfect time to visit Loch Linhe, with the added bonus of music in the ship’s Britannia Lounge. Sip a drink from theship’s bar or prime your camera as the sun goes down over the stunning scenery of this sea loch.

    Sailing from Northern Lighthouse Board berth, Gallanach Road, Oban.
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    Day cruise: Coll, Treshnish Isles & round Staffa
    Join the ship at Oban for a day cruise to remember: perfect for wildlife lovers & viewing multiple sites of scientific & historic interest! Cruise out to the archipelago of the Treshnish Isles & around Staff a, nationally important for colonies of puff ins & other seabirds. Look out for whales & basking sharks too! Continue to view Fingal’s Cave, with its dramatic and otherworldly basalt columns before sailing the Sound of Iona & then heading for home.

    Sailing from Northern Lighthouse Board berth, Gallanach Road, Oban. The ship returns to North Pier in the evening.
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    Cruise & explore: Colonsay
    Sail the Firth of Lorn before calling at the remote Island of Colonsay for time ashore. Explore this tranquil and spectacular landscape including many lovely, sandy beaches. Hunt for the Corncrake, one of Britain’s rarest birds or fit in a round at the Island’s Golf Course.

    NB: MV Balmoral sails from North Pier on this date.
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    Day cruise: Scarba & Corryvreckan Whirlpool
    Join the ship at Oban for this wonderful day cruise. Enjoy magnificent views towards the north of Jura & as you sail into the Strait of Corryvreckan, famous for the third largest whirlpool in the world. A cruise is an excellent way to view this incredible natural phenomenon & appreciate the power of the tidal currents at work. Keep a look out for minke whales & sea bird species as the ship makes its way around Scarba, with its heather-covered slopes and steep cliffs.

    NB: MV Balmoral sails from North Pier on this date.
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    Cruise & explore: Tobermory
    Join inclusive coach from Glasgow to Oban before embarking the ship for a trip to Tobermory. Sail the beautiful Sound of Mull before disembarking for time ashore at this colourful port town. Walk to the Baliscate standing stones, uncover the history of the Isle of Mull at the local museum or take a tour of the Distillery & find out about the whiskey-making process!

    NB: MV Balmoral sails from North Pier on this date.
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    Day cruise: Loch Sunart & Ardnamurchan Lighthouse
    From Oban, cruise the Sound of Mull, enjoying beautiful views to both sides before calling at colourful Tobermory. Continue to cruise into Loch Sunart & around the rugged coastline of the westernmost part of the British mainland. Enjoy fantastic views out towards the islands: Muck, Eigg & Rum plus Ardnamurchan Lighthouse itself. Keep a look out for plentiful wildlife including dolphins & porpoises.

    NB: MV Balmoral sails from North Pier on this date.
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    Cruise & explore: Tobermory
    From Oban, cruise the glorious Sound of Mull to call at Tobermory for time ashore. Tobermory is the idyllic and colourful port town made famous in children’s TV show Balamory. Walk to the Baliscate standing stones, uncover the history of the Isle of Mull at the local museum or take a tour of the Distillery & find out about the whiskey-making process! NB: MV Balmoral sails from North Pier on this date.
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    Cruise & explore: Mallaig
    From Oban, cruise the Sound of Mull to call at Tobermory. Stay on board to sail round Ardnamurchan Point, admiring glorious landscapes of the westcoast mainland to Mallaig for time ashore. NB: On this date MV Balmoral sails from North Pier.
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    Day Cruise: Sounds of Mull & Sleat
    Join the ship at Oban to cruise the Sound of Mull, calling at Tobermory. Sail round Ardnamurchan Point, admiring glorious landscapes of the westcoast mainland to Mallaig. The decks of Balmoral are the perfect place to appreciate views into Loch Nevis & across to the Isle of Skye and Knock Castle as we cruise the Sound of Sleat before returning.NB: On this date MV Balmoral sails from North Pier.
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    Cruise & explore: Iona
    Do not miss the chance to sail directly to the Isle of Iona, with its many spiritual and historic sites; the island was a place of monastic worship & pilgrimage for centuries. Three hours ashore on this beautiful, serene island gives you time to walk up to famous Iona Abbey & secluded Nunnery. From the Abbey, enjoy beautiful views outwards across the island & back to Mull. Alternatively, explore St. Oran’s chapel, burial place of 48 Scottish kings. NB: Passenger transfer to and from the island & MV Balmoral is by ferry tender.

    NB: MV Balmoral sails from North Pier on this date.
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