Summer 2020 Updated Info

 

We have developed two amazing 'socially distanced' packages for our customers which will give you a genuine experience of the island and can be tailored to your interest and preferences.

Due to the current health crisis, we can currently only offer tours for private parties (families or friend/family bubbles) of max. 5 people. Wearing a face mask on the ferry and inside the Land Rover is mandatory. We have hand sanitiser and face masks available for our guests. All tours and taxi hires need to be booked at least 24 hrs. in advance.

Even though we are limited by the current safety guidelines we are 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, wildlife watching or a taxi fare to the Heritage Centre, Cafe, Island Shop, the Iron-age Broch or Castle Coeffin.

 

We are very much looking forward welcoming you to Lismore! Robert & Iris /Explore Lismore

The Crofters Tour

 

Departure: 12 noon from the Port Appin Pier

Duration: 2 hours

Level: All ages and abilities

  • Expert local guide Robert will pick you up from the pier with his Land Rover Discovery and take you to Port Ramsay, a picturesque seaside crofting township situated in one of the most beautiful bays on the island. Robert will take you up to his family croft where you can enjoy spectacular 360° views of the entire island, the Great Glen, Ben Nevis, Kingairloch estate and the Morvern hills. Robert will tell you all about island life, its wildlife and fascinating history.

  • Enjoy a delicious picnic at the Shieling (our Shepherds hut) on the Croft, choose from a three-course lunch or tea/coffee and a selection of Dutch Bakery cakes - all hand made using fresh local ingredients.

  • Then choose from one of the following options: Option #1: Explore Port Ramsay bay and the surrounding tidal islands on foot. Maps, umbrellas, binoculars and wildlife & heritage information leaflet included. Option #2: Robert will take you to St. Moluag's Church,where he will tell you all about the island's heritage, after which you can explore the Church grounds, Medieval Graveslabs and the Gaelic Heritage Centre, museum, lovely café and gift shop at the center of the island. Island map included.

  • Robert will then return you to the 2.15pm ferry back to Port Appin.

 

The Grand Island Tour

Departure: 12 noon from the Port Appin Pier

Duration: 3 hours

Level: All ages, light walking element.

  • Expert local guide Robert will pick you up from the pier with his Land Rover Discovery and take you to Port Ramsay, a picturesque seaside crofting township situated in one of the most beautiful bays on the island. Robert will take you up to his family croft where you can enjoy spectacular 360° views of the entire island, the Great Glen, Ben Nevis, Kingairloch estate and the Morvern hills. Robert will tell you all about island life, its wildlife and fascinating history.

  • Enjoy a delicious picnic at the Shieling (our Shepherds hut) on the Croft, choose from a delicious three-course lunch or tea/coffee and a selection of Dutch Bakery cakes - all hand made using the finest local ingredients.

  • Explore Port Ramsay bay and the surrounding tidal islands on foot. Maps, umbrellas, binoculars and wildlife & heritage information leaflet included. 

  • Robert will take you to St. Moluag's Church where he will tell you all about the island's heritage, after which you can explore the Church grounds, Medieval Graveslabs and the Gaelic Heritage Centre, museum, lovely café and gift shop at the centre of the island. Island map and umbrellas included. Visit to Castle Coeffin optional. 

  • Robert will then return you to the 3.15pm or 4.15pm ferry back to Port Appin.

Prices & Info
Please book at least 24 hours in advance!
  • Crofters Tour + Lunch £52 pp./£12.50 child.

  • Crofters Tour + Cakes & Coffee/Tea£48 pp./£8.50 child.

  • Grand Tour + Lunch: £62 pp./£18.50 child.

  • Grand Tour + Cakes & Coffee/Tea: £58 pp. £10.50 child.

  • Families & Locals 10% discount

  • Our hand made lunches and home baking are made with the finest island produce. Example Picnic: Mini quiches, handmade black pepper & cheddar oatcakes with Inverawe smoked salmon, cream cheese, dill, lemon & hand pickled cucumber toppings + a selection of delicious Dutch Bakery cakes. Choose from tea/coffee/hot chocolate and/or Juice with your lunch or cakes. Vegetarian and Vegan options available.

  • Plan a half or full day on the island, if you wish to buy fresh local produce & crafts we can arrange for stops at the Lismore Stores & Post Office, the Heritage Centre Cafe, Museum  & Gift Shop, Sailean Farm, Eva's Garden or the Dutch Bakery Honesty Box.
  • We can arrange for maps and bike hire reservations from Lismore Bike Hire.
  • We also provide the Island's only fully licensed taxi service (private-hire, so book 24 hrs in advance!). 
 

EXPLORE

LISMORE

Land Rover Tours on the Isle of Lismore

Join local guide Robert for an unforgettable island experience

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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