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EXPLORE
LISMORE

bespoke island tours

Join Robert & Iris for a private hire Land Rover tour, highlighting the island's spectacular wildlife and coastal scenery, rich heritage, delicious local foods and close-knit community. Choose from a two-hour tour with tea/coffee &  home baking, extended tour with lunch at the Isle of Lismore Cafe, or a bespoke day package including Shepherding with local Shepherd Arthur, a musical experience with professional fiddle player Charlie Grey, or Guided Paddle Boarding with Robert/Iris. We are always happy to help create the perfect day on Lismore for you, so don't hesitate to contact us with any bespoke requests such as bike hire or genealogy services - or to book a taxi fare to the Heritage Centre, Cafe, Island Shop, the Iron-age Broch or Castle Coeffin.

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PRICES

Type: Private Hire only, max 6 passengers

Duration: 2 hours (with possibility to add on activities*)

Level: All ages and most abilities - some walking or climbing subject to preference.

Price: 

  • 1-3 passengers:                                                       £145

  • 1-3 passengers incl. refreshments:                      £155

  • 4-6 passengers:                                                      £165

  • 4-6 passengers incl. refreshments:                     £175

Itinerary: Expert local guides Robert or Iris will pick you up from the Port Appin Foot Ferry or Calmac Oban Ferry with his comfortable Land Rover Discovery. All tours are tailor made to your interests and preferences. Choose 2-4 Tour Stops. Opt for a delicious wee picnic of tea/coffee and a selection of cakes all hand made by Iris using local and seasonal ingredients

Add-ons: 

  • Extend your tour by adding a lunch stop at the Heritage Centre Cafe to your tour - we will book your table and Robert will return you to the ferry after your lunch:  £15

  • Why not add bike hire from Lismore Bike Hire to your tour, we are happy to book for you. We also offer Shepherding Tours and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours. Browse our menu to explore more options and add-ons...

PRIVATE HIRE TAXI SERVICE

As we provide a private hire taxi service, if possible book at least 24 hours in advance so we can guarantee your pick-up.

Single fare: £15

Return taxi: £30

Return taxi off-road: £40

Call +44 (0) 1631 760 291 or

+44 (0) 7578 646 689

TOUR STOPS​

  • Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre Museum, café and gift shop at the centre of the island, situated in a new built eco-building with large balcony overlooking island scenery.

  • St. Moluag's Church & Monastic site Explore the remnants of a medieval cathedral and visit the existing church where the locals worship. Visit the old graveyard with display of 9th Century graveslabs and hear all about fascinating archaeological finds at St. Moluag's 6th century monastic settlement.

  • Sailean Quarry and Pier, where in the 19th century limestone was quarried, fired into quicklime in big kilns and transported all over Europe. Today the Black family use the pier for their langoustine fishery.

  • Castle Coeffin, a 13th Century castle ruin and Viking fish trap, situated in Port Castle overlooking Loch Linnhe. Nowadays the bay is used by locals for foraging cockles and mussels.

  • Port Ramsay, a picturesque row of whitewashed cottages overlooking Ramsay Island and the hills of the Kingairloch estate across the loch. This is where Robert's boatbuilding ancestors are from and is also where our Croft is (A Corft is a small plot of arable land typical of the Scottish West-coast).

  • Tirfuir Broch is a large tower-like structure dating back to the Iron age. Enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Great Glen and one of Lismore's oldest farming landscapes, farmed by the MacDougall family to this day.

  • Achinduin viewpoint, spectacular views of Achinduin Castle, Bernera island and the Great Glen.

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We look forward welcoming you to Lismore!

LAND ROVER TOURS & island adventures

Join expert local guides Robert & Iris for an unforgettable experience on the Isle of Lismore

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