Welcome to the Isle of Lismore!
Join Robert 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 picnic, extended tour with lunch at the Isle of Lismore Cafe, or a full day package including Guided Paddle Boarding. 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, genealogy services or shepherding - or to book a taxi fare to the Heritage Centre, Cafe, Island Shop, the Iron-age Broch or Castle Coeffin.
We very much look forward welcoming you to Lismore!
Robert & Iris
private hire tourS
Type: Private Hire only, max 6 passengers
Departure: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Duration: 2 hours (with possibility to add on activities*)
Level: All ages and most abilities - some walking or climbing subject to preference
Included: Wildlife watching, island maps, use of binoculars, hand sanitiser, step, car seats and off-road buggy for toddlers on request
Add a delicious wee picnic of tea/coffee and a selection of cakes all hand made by Iris using local and seasonal ingredients**
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 - no extra charge. Contact us to add bespoke requests such as genealogy services, shepherding experiences, bike hire etc. to your tour ***
Price: £120 per tour incl all passengers + £7.50 p.p. for picnic****
Itinerary: Expert local guide Robert 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.
land rover tour + guided paddle boarding package
Spend a full day with expert guide Robert
& explore the island by land and sea
Type: Bespoke package, max 6 passengers
Departure: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (depending on weather and tide times)
Duration: Full day - approx. 5/6 hours
Level: From 6 years and up - swimming abilities required
Included: Wildlife watching, island maps, use of binoculars, hand sanitiser, step, car seats and off-road buggy for toddlers on request. All paddle board gear and equipment. Picnic included. Lunch at Isle of Lismore Cafe and ferry tickets not included.
Price: £69 per person (paddle boarding) or £160 for a family, plus £120 tour add-on (this includes all passengers).
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 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.
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.
* Choose from genealogy & ancestry services, paddle boarding, wildlife watching, shepherding, hiking, garden or farm visits etc.
** Our hand made cakes & bakes are made with the finest island produce. Vegetarian, GF and Vegan options available.
*** As part of your tour package, we can make table reservations at the Isle of Lismore Cafe for you or arrange for maps and bike hire from Lismore Bike Hire.
**** We offer a 10% discount on all tours for people resident on Lismore
Please book at least 24 hours in advance!
We provide the Island's only fully licensed taxi service. £15 per fare to most places on the island.
Fares to off-road locations are £20. Luggage transport or other services on request.
BESPOKE PACKAGES & LARGER GROUPS
We have exiting packages for larger groups too, please contact us for more info!