Jura Passenger Ferry from Craighouse to Tayvallich Kintyre

'Travel from Craighouse Stone Pier, Jura to Tayvallich on the mainland in under 1 hour!'

You can even have a day out in Oban and return the same day!

Earlier I wrote about a possible ferry from Kintyre to Jura, and for a while no further news came available which gave the impression that this important project for the Isle of Jura was stopped. This proved however to be quite different and a Trial Feasibility Service will now be held from Mon 10th September to Friday 28th September (subject to use and demand). The community of Jura will be operating this Trial Feasibility Passenger Ferry Service to the mainland from Craighouse to Tayvallich at Carsaig Bay Kintyre, to show a possible demand in order to secure funding for a three year seasonal service starting 2008.

*All services will meet with onward public transport to Lochgilphead, Oban and Glasgow. The following timetable is in place:

Depart Craighouse 0845 - Arrive Tayvallich 0945
Depart Tayvallich 1000 - Arrive Craighouse 1100
Depart Craighouse 1515 - Arrive Tayvallich 1615
Depart Tayvallich 1630 - Arrive Craighouse 1730

(allows connections with 0910 Oban and 0900 Glasgow services)
Depart Craighouse 0700 - Arrive Tayvallich 0800
Depart Tayvallich 1000 - Arrive Craighouse 1100
Depart Craighouse 1700 - Arrive Tayvallich 1800
Depart Tayvallich 1815 - Arrive Craighouse 1915

The fares are:
£20 Adult return 16+
£10 Child return 15 and under
No concessions for this trial

*Timetables and further information is available at the Islay and Jura Service Points.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2007
This is brilliant news and I for one hope it is a success! No disrespect to Islay, but its a shame for those that want to visit the beautiful island of Jura that they have to go via its neighbour! I would certainly use the alternative option... and of course you could always nip over to Islay for a day if you really wanted to!


Tuesday, 11 September 2007
It's certainly a good improvement for Jura although it's still a passenger ferry only... But it will certainly boost tourism, something they can really use. I heard they carried 18 passengers over the weekend. I don't know if that's a lot but given the "out of season" time it's probably not bad at all.