MARCH 2021 Update

 

We are delighted to announce additional island adventures such as Stand Up Paddle Boarding Experiences for the 2021 season and beyond. We will add more info on how to book our new packages soon. Head over to our Paddle Board page to find out more!

Currently our tour capacity for families or friend/family bubbles is max. 5 people. We can go back to 6 people or multiple tour vehicles (private hire only) when guidelines change. Wearing a face mask on the ferry and inside our Land Rover is mandatory. We have hand sanitiser and face masks available for our guests. Our Taxi service is an essential service and is available 24/7 and allowed to operate throughout lockdown.

​Please find our example tour options below, choose from a 2 or 3 hour tour or half day/full day tour & experience package. We are always happy to help create the perfect day on Lismore for you. Do not hesitate to contact us with any bespoke requests such as bike hire, genealogy services, wildlife watching, candle making, 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

TAXI Info
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.

crofters tour

 

Type: Private Hire only, max 5 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: Island maps, use of binoculars, umbrella, face masks, hand sanitiser, step, car seats and off-road buggy for toddlers on request

Add-ons: Add a delicious wee picnic of tea/coffee and a selection of cakes all hand made by Iris using the finest local and seasonal ingredients**

Contact us to add paddle boarding or bespoke requests such as genealogy services, candle making, shepherding experiences, bike hire etc. to your tour ***

 

Price: £95 per tour + £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.

Grand Island Tour

Type: Private Hire only, max 5 passengers

Departure: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

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

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

 

Included: Island maps, use of binoculars, umbrella, face masks, hand sanitiser, step, car seats and off-road buggy for toddlers on request

Add-ons: Add a delicious wee picnic of tea/coffee and a selection of cakes all hand made by Iris using the finest local and seasonal ingredients**

Contact us to add paddle boarding or bespoke requests such as genealogy services, candle making, shepherding experiences, bike hire etc. to your tour ***

Price: £125 per tour + £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 3-5 Tour Stops.

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 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, candle making, 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

EXPLORE

LISMORE

Land Rover Tours & Island Experiences

Join expert local guide Robert for an unforgettable island adventure!

EXPLORE

LISMORE

ROBERT & IRIS

Tirfuir, Isle of Lismore

SCOTLAND

+44 (0) 1631 760 291

+44 (0) 7490 416 255

+44 (0) 7578 646 689

bookings@explorelismore.co.uk

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