Enjoy a cruise around Holy Isle then landing on the island with a few hours to explore before returning to Lamlash.


Departing from the Old Pier in Lamlash, the cruise around Holy Isle will take approximately 1.5 hours. The boat will circumnavigate the island at a leisurely pace, giving an ideal opportunity to view the rocky east side of the island from the water.  A brilliant opportunity to spot seals and seabirds including the incredible diving Gannets whilst learning a little about the history and heritage of Holy Isle.

You will then land on the north end of Holy Isle and have approximately 4 hours to spend enjoying Holy Isle before returning to Lamlash.

Things to do on Holy Isle

You can take a walk along the coastal path on the west side of the island, viewing St Molaise’s Cave, the Healing well and Tibetan Buddhist rock paintings, whilst taking in the beautiful natural environment as you go.  This path leads ultimately to Pillar Rock lighthouse (the Northern Lighthouse Board’s first square lighthouse) at the south end of the island.  More details on this walk can be found on the Holy Isle website.

Alternatively, you may wish to take the path to the highest point on the island, Mullach Mòr, where you can enjoy spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde.

Please Note

  • There are no facilities on Holy Isle so come prepared with your food and drink supplies and ensure you dress appropriately for the weather.
  • In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife, it is requested that no dogs are taken onto the island.
  • We aim to be as inclusive as possible and wish to support everyone from all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy our cruises and crossings. We will provide active assistance to all passengers boarding our boats. However, please be aware that the boats are always accessed from the pier steps so, regrettably, direct wheelchair accessibility is not possible.
  • There is no need to pay for children under 5 years old but please let us know you are bringing them by adding a note in the ‘Additional Information’ section in the online booking.