Your Holiday dates are booked and you have decided to come and visit the Isle of Mull. What do you do now,The way I would do is first check for availability hopefully with www.hartofmull.co.uk and then decide what ferry route you are going to arrive on.
Here are the choices:- Ferries to the Isle of Mull
1, Oban to Craignure, The MV Isle of Mull, This is the largest of the Ferry’s to the Isle of Mull some 90 meters in length and was launched 1987 by Princess Alexandra. MV Isle of Mull can take up to 951 passengers and 70 cars and has a speed of up to 15 knots. The Isle of Mull ferry from Oban takes 45 minutes to make the crossing to Craignure.While on board you have a choice of facilities including the Mariners cafeteria where you can buy reasonably priced meals,salads, breakfast,lunches and evening meals or just a coffee and cake or sandwich.also on board there is the Still Bar,coffee cabin,Shop and Game on.You have a choice of lounges and reclining chairs or just sit out side and enjoy the fantastic view as you leave Oban and arrive on Isle of Mull at Craignure and all in between.We have always found all staff on board helpful making your holiday start with a good feel.MV Isle of Mull Onboard Guide. You are best booking this ferry as it can get booked up on the most popular crossing times and you have to arrive 30 minutes before departure if you are taking your car on board and 10 minutes before departure as a foot passenger.
2.Lochaline-Fishnish,The MV LochFyne This is a much smaller 54 meters and carries up to 200 passengers and 36 cars with a speed of 9 knots. It is a much cheaper Ferry and has no cafe and facilities as the Isle of Mull ferry but the crossing is only 15 minutes. You have a choice of sitting in your car,sitting in a lounge area or going to the upper deck to admire the fantastic scenery all around.When we leave the island with the car we always use this ferry,We find it an advantage as you do not need to book this ferry and do not need to arrive 30 minutes before departure just drive on and go.Although not many staff on this ferry they are always friendly and helpful as are the ones on the Corren ferry.
Traveling to Isle of Mull on The Lochaline -Fishnish ferry does entail traveling on two ferry’s as you have to come on the Corren ferry Via Ardgour – Nether Lochaber this is only a five minute crossing time tables can be found at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/ferry-timetables and the drive between the two ferry’s has some fantastic views and I think ads some enjoyment to your holiday.
3, Kilchoan-Tobermory The MV Loch Linnhe is again a smaller ferry at 35 meters it can carry 200 passengers and 12 cars and do 9 Knots. The MV Loch Linnhe take around 35 minutes to travel from Kilchoan to Tobermory.
This ferry is very similar to the Lochaline ferry with it facilities and they ask that you are ready for departure 10 minutes before departure.
We Here at www.hartofmull.co.uk Hope that you have found this information of use. If you need time tables for all the above please have a look at www.calmac.co.uk for the 3 main routes and www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/ferry-timetables for the Corren ferry.If you are needing accommodation please have a look at the rest of our site. Please leave a comment below or contact us for more information via or contacts form opposite . Many thanks Tim and Diane.