This excursion gives you approximately 4 hours to explore beautiful Holy Isle before returning to Lamlash.

Note these excursions are added to the booking calendar approximately 2 weeks in advance.


(155 customer reviews)


Departing from the Old Pier in Lamlash, the crossing to Holy Isle takes approximately 15 minutes.  You will have 4 hours to spend on and enjoy Holy Isle before the return boat to Lamlash.

Things to do

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.

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, we do not take dogs onto the island (with the exception of assistance dogs).
  • 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.

155 reviews for Day Visitor Excursion to Holy Isle

  1. Shirley Kerr

    We had a very enjoyable morning on Holy Isle. Grant was very knowledgable and gave us good advise about the walks available and the length of time they would take. He also gave us an interesting insight into the island, it’s owners and inhabitants and the wildlife. I would thoroughly recommend a trip.

  2. Anne Ward

    Loved my first visit to Holy Isle. The trip was very smooth and Grant told us a lot of interesting facts about the island. The time was just enough to wander to the lighthouse and back. I hope to go back next summer as it’s such a special place.

  3. Helen Jackson

    We visited Arran out of season but we contacted Grant to see if we could organise a trip to the Holy Isle. He was very helpful and obliging and we were able to make the crossing. On the boat Grant provided information about the island and its history and this added to our enjoyment of the day. We loved it. Thank you Grant. Highly recommended.

  4. Jane Donoghue

    Not a first trip to Holy Isle for most of us but a really great afternoon out. Lamlash Cruises were extremely hospitable, friendly and knowledgeable and added very much to the enjoyment of our day. Got a lovely photo of the group on the way back with Holy Isle in the background which was emailed later that night. I would highly recommend.

  5. Ros

    Perfect day ! Lamlash cruises had everything just right .
    We enjoyed the talk and information and ,of course, the lovely walk .
    Thank you 🙏 again

  6. Martin Lee

    Had a very enjoyable trip over, guided by Grant. Almost 4 hours on the island – due low tides – we walked to the lighthouse and back in plenty of time. Lovely place, enjoyable ferry rides due Grant’s jokes!! Recommended

  7. Tim Beesley

    Great wee trip to the Holy Isle. Relaxed, informative and humorous. The Isle is a special place and the circular walk over the summit was lovely. Highly recommended Lamlash cruises.

  8. Keith Miller

    Not the first trip to Holy Isle for my wife but it was for me and we both thoroughly enjoyed a great day out – helped by lovely weather! Over 4 hours on the island and that gave plenty of time to do the round trip and relax afterwards. Lamlash Cruises were very friendly and their local knowledge added much to the enjoyment of our day. Got a nice photo of the group on the way back with Holy Isle in the background which was emailed later that night. I would highly recommend the trip!

  9. Jay Balasubramanian

    We visited Isle of Arran and Holy Isle for the day and it was a lot of fun. The Lamlash cruises with a friendly crew were a very enjoyable part of our experience. The group photo was a nice touch. I plan on recommending this trip to all my friends looking to travel to Scotland!

  10. Graham

    Great trip. Beautiful walk, lots of wildlife and wonderful views. Grant was a great host. Very easy parking. Thoroughly recommended.

  11. Kathryn Green

    Excellent day, great fun with lots of information and brilliant walking. I would definitely recommend. Thanks very much to all involved.

  12. E and M Collins

    Fantastic trip. All crew were knowledgeable and happy to help with all and any questions. The Isle was lovely to walk around. Would definitely recommend.

  13. Jill

    Thank you to the lovely friendly crew on the Lamlash Cruises. Finely made it to Holy Island after over 30 years coming to Arran!
    Enjoyed my day

  14. Len

    Grant and the crew were knowledgable about the Isle, very friendly and accommodating. Can highly recommend the trip to this island given over to some unusual breeds animals. The group photo on the return trip is a good keepsake.

  15. Patricia

    Loved it. Have been a few times but the combination of sunshine, friendly fellow sailors and maybe most of all the lovely wee talk about the island, it’s people and it’s wildlife made it top rated. Not easy to deliver such a thing a few times a day with such concise elegance but well done. Can’t resist goats and sheep either!

  16. Arthur Grant

    Wonderful people to deal with, great knowledge, very punctual and personable complimenting the wonders of Holy Isle. Thank you Grant and Lisa and see you guys again soon.

  17. Susan

    Wonderful day on the Holy Isle, visiting all the way from Canada. The Holy Isle offers one an immediate sense of calm and peace. The walk over the hills and down the cliff face is spectacular and took us a wee bit longer than we had planned. Thank you Grant and other friendly folk who kindly waited for us. All in all a great day.

  18. Chris C

    I highly recommend the trip with Grant and Izzy. It was my first time on Holy Island and what a perfect day I picked. Grant and Izzy were very welcoming, extremely knowledgeable and great all round company. A wealth of knowledge was given along with clear instruction on the walks available. I did the ridge walk and the 4 hours afforded on the isle is plenty of time to do it at a slowish pace. 360 views from the top are spectacular, flora and fauna also amazing. If you are lucky enough to do it you will not regret it. Just a walk around the shore is also well worth the trip if you don’t fancy a climb. Many thanks Grant and Izzy.

  19. Jane Ingram

    What a lovely time I had,on the Holy isle cruise on 22nd May.Grant and his new skipper made us all feel very welcome and were fab hosts,thankyou. Holy Isle was great as well saw two foals with the other wild ponies,and lots of baby sheep,with a couple of goats as well,which made themselves known near end of our trip.Many,many thanks see you next year .

  20. Tony Burdon

    Despite a cold and chilly day, we had a wonderful afternoon on Holy Isle. Our last visit was 25 years ago and at the tender age of 76 we were enormously grateful to Grant for helping us on and off the boat and giving us all some helpful information about walks and local wildlife. We walked as far as the Healing Spring and back. We heard a cuckoo – first time in years! Highly recommended trip.

  21. Jacqui McMillan

    The boat trip was brilliant and the gent and lady skippering had excellent knowledge of the Holy Isle and also a great sense of humour! The Holy Isle was just wonderful, our group of 3 walked to the far lighthouse and the views are incredible. We saw the sheep, the goats and a couple of the horses. The scenery is so peaceful and green and the places of interest were beautiful

  22. Sarah Sommers

    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Holy Isle. Both Grant and Izzy were very friendly and had a good knowledge of the island. We had an ideal amount of time on the day visit to walk up to the highest point and enjoy the amazing 360 degree views before dropping down to complete the circuit back along the coast taking in the various points of view along the way. We saw wild ponies, sheep and goats who all roam freely. It truely feels like another world.

  23. Bethen

    The team at Lamlash Cruises could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The boat trip to the island ran like clockwork, and the whole trip was really great. 4 hours is plenty of time for a good walk around the island, a picnic etc. The team were super knowledgeable and gave great advice on where to go when on the island, and I saw ponies and the Soay sheep. On the way back, the children on the trip with their families were allowed to ‘drive’ the boat which was obviously very exciting for them. An all round fun day out, and the perfect day trip from Arran! Would highly recommend!

  24. Richard Teevan

    What a lovely day out i had I thoroughly enjoyed the day the staff on the boat were very helpful. I was very lucky to have a great group of people to share my trip with.

    My trip could not have been better.

    Keep up the great work.

  25. Lynn Walker

    I had a fabulous day on Holy Isle. I live on Arran and have ‘never got round’ to visiting so I am so pleased I finally did. My friend and I took the boat over and walked over the top and back along the shore. 3 hour walk in total and it was breathtaking scenery and really interesting to see Arran from a different perspective. Grant is great, his knowledge and laid back style just sets you up for the day! Highly recommend!

  26. Iain McConnell

    Had a great family day out to Holy Isle on Sunday aged from 2 to 62 we all had a great day out enjoyed the trip the info the views the walk and the wildlife

  27. Nigel Hoy

    Couldn’t have been better – the crew were friendly, the weather was OK and the sea was calm! 4 hours is about the right amount of time for us to do all we wanted to do on the island.

  28. Nigel & Denise Faiers

    Very pleasant trip, with a friendly and well informed crew. The Island itself from bottom to top is gorgeous and peaceful. The top and all stages on the way up offer amazing views of Arran and its mountains and the sea.

  29. Martin Čepelík

    Thank you very much for such a lovely experience. I’m very grateful to spend a time with all of you nice people starting with Mr. Grant. Island was breathtaking experience and we can’t wait to come back there after we return to Arran in the future.

  30. Lynn Newton

    Brilliant service as always from Grant and his lovely team. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip over to the Holy Isle with our family party ranging from 16 years to 84 years young! Top of the Holy Isle is the best picnic spot we’ve found. We’ll be back next year 😀.

  31. David Scott

    Grant provided a very interesting introduction to the island, its wildlife, culture and the walk, in perfect weather. Most of our group of nine hadn’t been to Arran before and Holy Isle provided an additional adventure.

  32. Pam

    Fantastic day on Holy Isle in the sunshine , we saw lots of wildlife, and enjoyed the nature. It is such a peaceful place to Be. Grant was very helpful and knowledgeable adding to the trip. Highly recommend a visit

  33. Jane Harvey

    Great trip, was so peaceful on Holy Isle, walk to the top for the breath taking views was worth it and walk along fore shore for the varied wild life, will definitely go back

  34. Mark

    Lovely trip to Holy Isle in the company of Lamlash Cruises. Useful introductory talk given and weather couldn’t have been better for our walk around the coastline to the lighthouse. Memorable day.

  35. Amanda Pirie

    Fantastic day visitor trip to Holy Isle. The perfect amount of time to explore this beautiful little island, and the informative talk on arrival was really appreciated. It’s a beautiful walk to the summit and the views are spectacular. It’s a steep path back down, but the walk past the lighthouses and back round the coastal path. I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful rock paintings and visiting St Molaise’s cave and the healing well. I’ve done the round island boat tour too, and both are just great trips that I couldn’t recommend highly enough!

  36. Steven Ebrey

    Excellent day and most informative guide felt I knew the island layout well after his intro

  37. Alison Barclay

    Did the trip on Tuesday and climbed 1 peak.
    Enjoyed it so much I went back on Thursday and did the coastal walk.
    Exceptional for birds and scenery.

  38. Elaine Walsh

    The trip was wonderful. we were well briefed by the crew and we then did the longer walk up to the top of the island and down towards the lighthouses. the views were absolutely gorgeous and we saw all the special wildlife plus some dolphins swimming nearby. Walking back along the coastline was so stunning. Would thoroughly recommend.

  39. Paul van Marissing

    A visit to Holy Island is an absolute highlight during your stay at Arran or Lamlash. The Lamlash Cruises staff are very welcoming, easy going and offer you a good insight and a safe crossing. I enjoyed this trip very much and look forward to the next time!

  40. David Banks

    Excellent care & attention for our crossing & an informative briefing when we arrive on a holy Isle. Nice to see smiles on people faces.

  41. Laura Murie

    I’ve been coming to Arran my whole life and only just taken this trip.
    I visited with my husband , children and parents. Grant and David were both very friendly and gave us great information so we knew how to use our time to the best advantage on the island. We had a brilliant time!

    My 10 and 12 year old boys were made to feel very welcome and loved the experience too. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough and hope to visit again soon.

  42. Dawn Moss

    Wonderful late afternoon/evening visit. All very friendly and helpful.
    Many thanks

  43. Carol and Robert

    We had a lovely day on the peaceful Holy Isle. Grant and David made us very welcome on our crossing and gave an informative talk before we embarked on our trip along the island. This was our second trip over but definitely not our last.

  44. Sue Booth

    Excellent trip x the weather was perfect . Lamlash cruises are great , nice comfortable journey , lots of interesting information to enable a great walk on the island . Definitely recommend this trip

  45. Gary Mooney

    Great afternoon out , good walk over the hilltop and back to starting point , nice photo sent from Tim n Grant . Hope to go back again , weather also has been fabulous .

  46. rodger boyd

    Thoroughly enjoyable trip to the Holy Isle with Lamlash Cruises. We had a gorgeous day weather wise with barely a ripple on the water and a very pleasant 22d temperature. We met the lads at the pier for the introductions before boarding the boat for the 15 minute crossing. When we landed on Holy Isle we had a 10 minute briefing on where to go, what to see, what to look out for etc and then had the next 4 hours to enjoy the magnificent scenery. There were many sightings of various animals and birds but the joint highlight for me was watching the peregrine falcons coming and going to their nest closely followed by seeing the humpback whale breaching just off the Pillar Rock lighthouse.

  47. Alison Smith

    A fantastic trip that we thoroughly enjoyed. Grant and David were both so friendly and gave us lots of interesting information. 4 hours on the island was the perfect amount of time to do the long walk and see everything we wanted to. Would certainly recommend this.

  48. Sheena Duboust

    Great day trip over to the Holy Isle. Friendly ,informative staff and nice wee boat. Four hours was plenty time to walk up to the top of the island and back down to the other end and stroll back along the shore. Definitely recommend for views at the top. We had a beautiful day though!

  49. Rosalind Somerville

    We had a great trip to Holy Island and it was one of the highlights on our Arran holiday. Lamlash Cruises were excellent both with our booking and the crew on the boat. The introductory talk on arrival to Holy Island was interesting and useful especially regarding information on the walks and timings. The photo taken on the return trip with the view of Holy Island in the background and later emailed to us is a lovely idea. Definitely recommend this trip.

  50. Caroline and Martin

    We had a lovely trip to Holy Isle. 4 hours is just the right amount of time to do the walk over the top of the island for spectacular views, have a picnic at the lighthouse and stroll back via the coastal path. A highly recommended trip.

  51. Tracy Taylor

    We loved our trip to the holy isle. Thank you to the friendly crew. We will be back.

  52. Susan Grimmer

    Absolutely the highlight of our first visit to Arran. Lovely crew, very informative talk about Holy Isle and great to receive the photo as a souvenir.
    Walked via coastal path to both lighthouses and were lucky with the weather. Huge bonus seeing the horses, sheep and especially 9 goats at the end while sitting quietly on the shore. Will definitely be returning and booking more trips with Grant and Izzy. Huge thanks again.

  53. David Nixon

    Great wee half day trip to Holy Isle on Thu morning. Good walk over Mullach Mor. Many thanks to Grant and Izzy.

  54. Hamish Aitken

    Really enjoyable walk on Holy Island. Would highly recommend it. Lamlash Cruises were excellent.

  55. Ellie

    Great trip over and back, the crew were great and provided a good briefing once you got to the island. Had a great time.

  56. Jacqui Waddell

    We had a great day on Lamlash. Grant’s tips for timings if climbing up Mullach Mor was really helpful. As others have said, the group photo was a lovely and unexpected touch.

  57. Rhona

    can t really top what everyone else has said. a really worthwhile trip, everyone fantastic and 4 hours right amount of time. Definitely recommend.

  58. Jim MacDougall

    Had a fabulous family day on Holy Isle. The introductory talk on arrival was very useful, and with the information given about timings, we decided to walk over Mullach Mor and return along the coastal path. We were also fortunate enough to see the Soay sheep, goats and Eriskay ponies, albeit from a distance! The crew were very helpful and friendly to all on board and set the tone for the day, with the group photo on the return trip, the icing on the cake. Would certainly recommend and hopefully return.

  59. Archie

    Great day out on Holy Isle. Very relaxed and friendly crossing. We walked the coastal path and stopped to admire the views and history of the island. With a picnic at the lighthouse, the afternoon just flew. Izzy and Grant were great skippers.

  60. Agathe

    Beautiful trip ! The crew was super nice and told us everything there is to know about the island – and the trails to do there. Holy Isle itself is such a peaceful and beautiful place, and the circular hike rewards us with amazing views over Arran. Thanks again to the cruise 😉

  61. Lindsay

    Great day out walking over the peaks and seeing the wildlife. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

  62. Aidan Dunphy

    A unique experience – the Holy Isle is incredibly quiet and peaceful, with no motor vehicles – we saw a couple of handcarts 🙂 – and all the animals are truly wild (saanen goats, soay sheep, eriskay ponies). We had a lovely walk along the island, down to Pillar Rock Lighthouse and back. David, our skipper on the boat, was a friendly and knowledgeable host, and made us very welcome. If you’re visiting Arran, don’t miss it!

  63. Deirdre McEnery

    My trip was absolutely lovely.
    The team/crew were especially efficient and helpful.
    I loved the trip to the island and the island itself.
    Grant was especially helpful and knowledgeable giving us a very succinct account of the island and its inhabitants both human and animal.
    The hike was very clearly explained and was superb.
    I would recommend this very efficient and friendly trip very highly.
    Go for it…

  64. Beth

    Our family had a great time on Holy Isle. The staff were friendly and well informed, with plenty of info on the history of the island, its animals, and advice on walking routes. We’ve been over before and it’s always a special experience. I was glad to find the booking easy and crossings punctual. Thanks!

  65. George

    Our walking group had a great day on Holy Island, a great place whatever the weather! The crew were great and really helpful and relaxed.

  66. Lynsey McBurnie

    Fabulous day out on The Holy Isle. The crew were very friendly and knowledgeable about the island and gave excellent advice if you are planning on walking to the top and down the other end of the island. Plenty of time to do this and still have time to have lunch while taking in the spectacular views. I would definitely recommend a trip over and I would definitely go again. Thanks guys.

  67. colin stanley

    Excellent day . Met at the pier by Lamlash boat owner and boat skipper and were made to feel very welcome. When arriving at the island we were given a brief history of the island by the skipper and also advice on a couple of walks. Really enjoyable day. Would certainly recommend.

  68. Victoria Lee

    Honestly cannot recommend this enough! Had a wonderful day with my husband and 2 young children. Both crew so kind and helpful and thoroughly enjoyed! Plan to do again next year!

  69. Sheena Carruth

    What a great afternoon out. Thoroughly enjoyed my trip. It had been many years since I had visited this beautiful island. Amazing to see the wildlife and animals happily grazing. Friendly, helpful staff who gave us some great advice about what to do. Met some lovely people. Next trip hopefully will climb to the top and explore more.

  70. Lorna Robison

    What a fantastic morning we had this week on Holy Isle with Lamlash Cruises. Myself, son & his friend (15 & 16 yrs with early morning scepticism 🤣) were exhilarated with the walk “over the top” and round the coast. Stunning views, wildlife, rock paintings & history. So peaceful. Lamlash Cruises team made this adventure for us – knowledgable, experienced, helpful and friendly. Looking forward to another adventure soon. Would highly recommend.

  71. Anna Sim

    Had a great day for it. Dave was very friendly & informative. Plenty of time to walk across the isle, take pictures & a quick bite of lunch.

  72. Lesley

    All of the cruise staff were very kind and caring. Thank you for making it a very special day to remember.

  73. Anne&Tim

    It was great: smooth, safe and friendly. Thx and we hope to come back one day!

  74. Anne&Tim

    It was great: smooth, safe and friendly. Thx and we hope to come back ohne day!

  75. Russell

    Lovely trip over to Holy Isle and back; wish we could have done an extra wee journey on the boat as it was so enjoyable. Nice crew, and they provided really helpful information about the island to help plan any walks.

  76. Callum Charteris

    Loved the trip to the Holy Isle. Grant the captain is brilliant really chatty and informative with information about the island and what to do while your there. We really enjoyed our cruise.

  77. Fiona Campbell

    Great day, Grant and the crew were the best. Professional, friendly, caring, helpful, knowledgeable and inclusive. A blissful relaxing sail to Holy Isle and we had plenty time on the island to do the walks I had planned to do. They gave the lowdown on what is expected from visitors to Holy Isle, chat about the feral animals, and insight into the history of the island. I would (and have done already) recommend their services. You won’t be disappointed.

  78. Andrew Gilchrist

    Had a very enjoyable trip to the Holy Isle with Lamlash Cruises. The boat ride across the bay was a lot of fun and they gave us ample time and all the information you need to thoroughly explore the island. Will definitely come back next time I visit Arran!

  79. Amy

    Lovely trip to the Holy Isle with Grant and Izzy, they gave us lots of information about the island and also helpful tips since part of the walking route was closed due to a damaged pylon.

  80. Sebastian Wolkersdorfer

    We had an awesome trip to the Holy Isle. The boat ride and the staff were great, the weather was great an the Holy Isle itself is so beautiful to explore. Highly recommended!

  81. Eleanor Cowie

    Had a lovely day at holy isle. The skipper on the boat was very knowledgeable about the history of the island. It Was very peaceful and tranquil. I really enjoyed the crossing on the boat.I was lucky to see the ponys and goats and sheep.

  82. Angela Taylor

    An excellent trip over to the Holy Isle, and very informative so we could plan our time on the Island, great crossing and very friendly staff, would recommend and do the trip again

  83. Wendy Aslett

    Beautiful morning on Holy Isle last Thursday and I was so proud to do the walk over the top! We were treated to the wild horses running through the hills and some amazing pods of bottlenose dolphins! The crew were really friendly and helpful and everything was very well organised. Highly recommend this boat trip

  84. Eleanor

    really lovely trip to Holy isle on August 15th. beautiful and tranquil. saw the ponies with a little foal. and the goats and sheep.boat trip was great, staff so informative.

  85. Alex mcculloch

    Grant and crew very welcoming and knowledgeable. Was a fantastic trip and would recommend

  86. Nicola Greig

    Fantastic day! Lamlash Cruises made the crossing easy and enjoyable. Knowledgeable and informative talk once we reached Holy Isle. Everyone was very easy going and friendly! Holy Isle was amazing, rugged and tranquil in equal measure! Happy day 😁

  87. Andy Barker

    I couldn’t have wished for a better trip. The weather was great, the sea was calm, and the crew were thoroughly professional and gave helpful and informative commentary and advice. It was lovely to visit such a beautiful and relaxing island, with very few people about. The real bonus, however, was seeing a large pod of dolphins on our outward crossing. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys the the natural world.

  88. John

    Great trip. Good sailing, great little talk about the island but above all really nice people. a pleasure to have met both.

  89. Margaret McGowan

    Throughly enjoyed our morning visit to Holy Isle, Lamlash cruises very friendly, welcoming and informative. We really recommend booking with them.

  90. Helen and LIz

    A Trip to Holy Island

    If you’re looking for a unique and special adventure, a trip to Holy Island with Izzy and Grant is a must-do. From the moment you step onto the ferry, you’ll be greeted by knowledgeable and friendly crew members who are happy to answer any questions you have.
    Once on the island, you’ll quickly realize why it’s such a special place. The scenery is breath taking, and the history is rich. Izzy and Grant are the perfect guides, providing a wealth of knowledge about the island’s past and present. They’re also great company, making the trip even more enjoyable.
    Overall, I highly recommend a trip to Holy Island with Izzy and Grant . It was my first time on the island, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The crew was welcoming, knowledgeable, and happy to help with any questions. Whether you’re a history buff or just looking for a unique adventure, this trip is not to be missed.

  91. Steve & Paul

    A lovely morning trip to the Holy Isle, including a walk to to top of the hill. Wonderful views. A very friendly crew and very informative. The painted stones and the walk along the coastal route is so spiritual. This has been a very memorable experience. Thankyou.

  92. Christian Glenister Boehmer

    Excellent day out, highly recommend. Views from the top are magnificent 🤩

  93. Dixie

    What an amazing experience! Grant and Izzy were the best guides! Their joy and friendliness are contagious. The Island itself was gorgeous. It definitely meets it’s purpose for being a beacon of peace.

  94. Rosemary

    Cracking wee day trip to Holy Isle.
    Grant is a wee sweetheart and engages well with a wry smile to all his passengers.
    My hubby managed to add a twist to the trip indulging all travellers in the art of mushies.
    God help them .
    Thank you Grant it was amazing .
    Woody and Rosie xxxx

  95. Peter Sudworth

    We had a wonderful sunny day on Holy Island on 5th September. Lamlash Cruises website was easy to use to make a booking, and very informative. Grant and Izzy were very welcoming and gave us good information about the island, the walks we could do and things to see.
    We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Highly recommended!
    Peter and Lindsay

  96. Helen Wilson

    We had a lovely trip over to Holy Island. The weather was gorgeous and the crossing was very smooth. Grant was an excellent tour guide, there was 10 passengers and he made us all feel very welcome. He was very informative about the island and the coastline around it. He also gave instructions about the island walk to make sure everyone was safe. There was also a free group photo as a reminder of the day which was lovely as you don’t get much for free these days. Well done Lamlash Cruises.

  97. Margaret Cook

    We had a lovely first time sail over to the Holy Isle with Lamlash Cruises. The knowledge and friendliness of the guides was excellent and nice touch being given a group photo via email afterwards. Holy Isle well worth a visit and the experience if seeing ponies, sheep, goats and other wildlife while on the walk was amazing. As it is only a short sail from Lamlash to the island there is plenty time left to explore . We were extremely lucky last week with the beautiful weather we had which was a bonus. Highly recommend this trip and Lamlash Cruises, we would have no hesitation in booking again.

  98. Callum

    We had a great day trip to the Holy Isle, Izzy gave us a really good briefing which helped a lot and taking the group photo was a bonus! Many thanks!!!

  99. Donna Schumann

    We enjoyed everything about our day trip to The Holy Isle. The boat rides to and from the Isle were gorgeous, and the introduction and explanation of the history and rules for visitors was presented clearly and well. We enjoyed our attempt to climb to the top of the hills as well as our hurried visit to the cave and healing spring. It was a delightful experience.

  100. Mike Maas-Lowit

    A delightful, relaxed short trip across to a truly remarkable wee island. We felt safe in the hands of friendly staff. The cruise seemed full of likeminded people, who were nice company.

  101. Anna

    Thank you for taking excellent care of us! What a delightful and easy little trip. Lovely staff! Thoroughly recommended.

  102. Wilma Montgomery

    Sun came out as we arrived on the Holy Island and made for a truly magical day out. I was born on Arran but this was my first visit to the Holy Island. Our hosts were wonderful, great fun and very knowledgeable about the fascinating history of the little island. We wandered through a herd of Eriskay ponies with foals, one mare had twins, a white and a dark one. We enjoyed our picnic taking in the most stunning scenery of Arrans hills and coastline and watching the wading birds dotted along the beach. The cave visit and experience gave a beautiful spiritual touch to the day. We visited the garden by the jetty before leaving, which was an absolute treasure trove of flowers and edibles. Can’t wait to go back to this little place of paradise.

  103. Hedwig und Winfried Gilles

    That was a wonderful trip to holy island. The crossing, the nice information, the good atmosphere. We really hope we can do it again.

  104. Yoda

    What a lovely crew who put the “F” in FUN! Nice short hop over to Holy Isle (which is amazing!), with lots of care helping us passengers safely on and off the pontoons and boat during very choppy stormy weather.
    Would definitely recommend this trip and cruise which won’t be my last.

  105. Sheila Barton

    Thank you to the crew for looking after us and being so informative and helpful. Such a lovely place to visit, full of history and wildlife, and tranquilty.Well worth it.

  106. Frances Riseley

    This was a great day out. Izzy was a fab guide and captain. We enjoyed our exploration of Holy Isle and thoroughly recommend the trip


    Our trip to Holy Isle was the highlight of our holiday in Arran. Izzy was a fab skipper.

  108. Jean tierney

    Lovely day,crew excellent.

  109. Mark Wilson

    Really enjoyed the visit to Holy Isle and the crew were very informative about the walking routes, wildlife and the current owners of the island. Comfortably reached the summit and walk back along the beach path in the advised time. Well worth the visit.

  110. Lale Nicoletti

    A mini road trip with my daughter living in Glasgow took us to Aaron and an unplanned day trip to Holy Isle, thanks to Grant. This will remain one of the most special and memorable days of my life. Grant offered a the wealth of information, history, wildlife and background before we started our hike across and along the island. It felt as if Grant had allowed us into a very secret treasure trove of peace and nature in it’s purest form. Unforgettable and thank you, Grant.

  111. Michael Ray

    A great trip across to Holy Isle, booking was very straightforward, lots of good information and advice about the Isle. Friendly and good humoured crew. Highlight Peregrine Falcons

  112. Satvikananda & Sam

    My husband and I went to the Holy Isle from the Isle of Arran on the Thursday 12th October 2023. We could not have been looked after better than we were. My husband is in his mid 80’s and I am in my mid 70’s and everything was made very easy getting on and off the boat. When we were arrived someone came on shore to give us a talk to tell us what to expect and what to look out for, and then the boat departed back to Arran and we were left to wander peacefully and to appreciate the nature of that beautiful Isle, until the boat returned to collect us all four hours later. Lamlash Cruises are quite wonderful and the two men and the one woman who looked after us could not have been kinder. They also take a group photo of everyone on the return journey to email us all as a memento of the wonderful experience. Thank you all at Lamlash Cruises.

  113. Alexander Sherry

    This was the most magical day that my wife and I had on our stay on Arran. Weather was great which was a bonus, staff of Lamlash Cruises were great and very friendly and helpful. Spotting Golden Eagles hovering above us was the icing on the cake. truly amazing day. Very many thanks.

  114. Mr Webb

    Great visit to the Holy Isle, was met at the jetty by friendly helpful staff, enjoyable trip over to the island. Great wildlife and walk. Would definitely do again.

  115. John Strivens

    Amazing day out and expertly organised. The good weather helped but the team were a huge part of the experience, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  116. Sara

    I really loved the day visitor excursion to Holy Isle. The island is remarkable for its freely roaming unusual wildlife, including ponies, soay sheep and goats, and for its complete lack of roads and road vehicles. The people at Lamlash Cruises were lovely to us. They took the time to explain things about the island to me. They also were very good with my two young children, being very friendly and welcoming to them and giving them special help on and off the boat. We will be back to do this again!

  117. Sarah Webber

    Fantastic day out , the skipper and crew of the boat were so nice and informative about the Isle. We had plenty of time to hike over the top, have a picnic by the far lighthouse and stroll back seeing all the sights along the way. Would definitely recommend.

  118. Alison Bartlett

    Izzy was very knowledgeable about the island and the walks. My sister and I had a lovely relaxing time

  119. Nichola Hubbucks

    would like to thank you guys for going out of your way to organise us a trip to holy isle . you guys were brilliant from start to finish. would highly recommend . five stars

  120. Louise

    Had a brilliant time walking on the Holy Isle and the crew were very friendly and helpful when getting us there and back.

  121. Colin Beck

    Most enjoyable & memorable trip on a lovely boat operated by extremely friendly and informative staff. Would definitely recommend trip

  122. Callum

    Great wee company – very friendly crew! Would definitely recommend!

  123. Ross MacRae

    Well organised, timely, informative and fun.

  124. Chris

    Great experience

  125. Lynsey Duncanson

    Fantastic day out. Great information and guidance was given to us when we got to the island. Staff were lovely and friendly 🙂

  126. Margaret M

    Fantastic trip over to Holy Isle with Lamlash Cruises. We walked over the top of the island and enjoyed fabulous views. We were also lucky enough to see several wild ponies with their foals and the soay sheep with their lambs. A fantastic day out. I’d highly recommend to anyone.

  127. Pamela McQ

    The best day trip! Highly recommend. Grant & Tim so informative on how to make the best of our time on the island. Fantastic team, so friendly and knowledgeable and helpful. Can’t say enough to do it justice so best to just do it! Get booked & get up the hill.

  128. Mike

    Fabulous weather, fabulous day. Thank you so much for the opportunity to visit Holy Island. Punctual and knowledgeable guide have all the relevant information required to plan our days activities

  129. Lesley Mathison

    Great day from start to finish, met at pier and explained what would happen. Weather was sunny and bright. When we got on the island, we were shown on the map where to go, what to see and how to climb up the hill. 4 hours is plenty time to see the island.

  130. Stuart Maxted

    Excellent trip to Holy Island. Our ‘Captain’ provided a friendly crossing and information about the island and walking routes once we arrived and clear instructions concerning our return time. Enjoyed a lovely walk around the island. Well worth a visit.

  131. Ross Nathan

    Relaxed and organised.
    Nice background information from Grant to the Island and walks on arrival.
    Time on Island was sufficient for the walks to be accomplished even if going via the summit of Mullach Mòr.
    Definitely worth a visit.

  132. Jay Simpson

    Had a beautiful time on Holy Isle. The crew were really lovely and extremely helpful. They provided great information about the trip and the isle. Great team and I highly recommend!

  133. Margaret Conaghan

    Great trip despite heavy rain all day. Bring an umbrella makes a difference. Saw wild horses and new foals, goats, and Soay . Crew were friendly and gave informative chat about the history of the island and what to look out for. Very enjoyable day out.

  134. Chris Alderton

    Fabulous day in every way. Lisa went out of her way to enable me to make this trip. We were well informed about routes, timings etc so felt comfortable . I would certainly recommend this trip with this company and look forward to doing it again when back on Arran . Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy this inspirational visit.

  135. Stefan Berdej

    Thank you for a great trip, and the knowledge shared of the island. A well organised trip and run like clockwork. We made the top and walked the length of the island with enough time to have a drink, food and rest half way. Thank you for making this possible.

  136. Tracey Taylor

    Excellent day trip with very knowledgeable host. A beautiful spiritual place.

  137. Ainslie

    We had a fantastic few hours on the Holy Isle. The crew were fabulously friendly and gave great information to allow us to get the best out our visit. the weather was very kind to us. definitely worth a visit.

  138. Jennifer confue

    Warm greeting from a lovely member of the team. When the boat arrived, we were welcomed and made comfortable by Grant. The short journey took us across to the Holy Isle, where Grant gave us an informative guide to the Island and up to date information such as the best routes to take and the birth of new foals. The island was very tranquil, we walked the coastal path taking in the cave, well and nature. We saw the horses, sheep and a seal. We had a picnic at the lighthouse before returning to enjoy the organic garden. Grant ensured the trip felt personalised, asking about our experiences and engaging with all of us.

  139. Steph & Harry

    We had a wonderful smooth trip to Holy Island. The team were very friendly and very informative. It was well worth the visit as so peaceful and stunning views.

  140. James

    WOW been visiting Arran for many a year, never been to Holy Isle before. Right from the online booking to the boat trip across with Lamlash Cruises was first class,Such pleasant staff and very informative about this beautiful island,can’t wait to try your Brodick to Corrie rib trip next visit

  141. Jan

    Amazing day out on Holy Isle. Stunning scenery and a great walk over the hill. Incredibly peaceful since only a limited number on the boat. Loved the experience of the boat and the information provided about the island. I’ll definitely be back.

  142. Michael Loveland

    We had such a great time- admittedly it was a beautiful sunny day but the team at Lamlash Cruises really looked after us so well with good humour and clear instructions once we got to the island- thanks to all!

  143. Jane and Nina

    Wonderful trip and informative guide over to Holy Isle. So well organised. Special thanks to Grant for securing a cinnamon bun, the best on the planet (!), for us upon our return to Lamlash. Thank you. Highly recommend.

  144. Sian Tasker

    A great trip which I would recommend. Our guide/boat captain Izzy was great – both friendly and informative about the island.

  145. Martijn van Ginkel

    We had a great time on Holy Isle. The walk over the top is really easy to follow. Everyone at Lamlash cruises was really nice and helpful. I fully recommend this trip

  146. Brian Law

    This is a fantastic trip the isle is beautiful and there’s lots to see,the cruise staff are lovely and very knowledgeable.

  147. Peter

    We had a lovely day out on Holy Isle, welcomed by Lisa at the boarding point in Lamlash, then a lovely transfer over to the island. An informative welcome talk from Grant to show us what was where, before heading off to walk up the summit, and down to the lighthouse and walk back along the shoreline path. Very relaxing day. Could have had an extra hour or two there to take it all in!

  148. Gordon McCrone

    We chartered a boat through Lamlash Cruises for our walking group to visit Holy Isle. The assistance and advice from the initial contact was superb. The care and friendly welcome from Lisa and then skipper Grant and his team on the day was first class. The information and knowledge they passed on ensured our visit to Holy Isle was enjoyed to the maximum. You can tell they have a real love for the service they provide and genuinely wanted us to have a great experience. Which we absolutely did. I would recommend Lamlash Cruises to anyone. Thank you for a special day out.

  149. Clare Brown

    Just the loveliest people… We booked a Lamlash Cruises boat for a trip to Holy Isle during half term. It was absolutely throwing it down – you couldn’t even see the island. However, the staff and crew were incredibly kind and gentle with us and we were persuaded to go. Despite the terrible weather we had a great time, and a good story. I can’t recommend this company highly enough – they were lovely, competent and funny. We had a fab day out in the end.

  150. Jennie Hazell

    An excellent trip, well managed by Grant and his team. They were all warm, friendly and full of all the information needed to ensure a safe and thoroughly enjoyable day. I would definitely recommend Lamlash Cruises..

  151. Ingrid Engelen

    I definitely recommend this excursion. The crew was very kind and gave us all the information we needed. Reaching the top felt very magical. I was lucky that the weather was perfect so the views were breathtaking.
    Also like to mention that I learned a new expression. Let’s say it certainly wasn’t “Too Peopley” at the top! <3
    Very grateful for this beautiful day!

  152. Deb Todd

    We had a fabulous trip. All the staff organising the trip were very friendly and informative.

  153. John Dickson

    The highlight of our visit to Lamlash! A great walk and welcoming sailors!

  154. Helen Howard

    We felt very welcomed on arrival at the harbour and thoroughly enjoyed our ferry trip and visit to Holy Isle in the sunshine. Issy & Carole were very friendly and informative about what the Island has to offer. We walked along the coastal path to the lighthouse, taking in the unique points of interest we were told to look out for along the way. We got so engrossed, the time just flew by. We most certainly intend to return on our next visit to Arran. Thank you to all at Lamlash Cruises.

  155. Roger Jones

    Great day, everything on time and people very friendly. Would recommend anytime.

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