This cruise around Holy Isle is an excellent opportunity to view its rocky east side and get a unique view of its features from the sea.  This cruise lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

(16 customer reviews)

Classic Cruise Around Holy Isle

Departing from the Old Pier in Lamlash, this 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 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.

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.

Please note there is no need to pay for children under 5 years old but let us know you are bringing them by adding a note in the ‘Additional Information’ section in the online booking.

16 reviews for Classic Cruise Around Holy Isle


    The Team at Lamlash Cruises did a great job as usual to give everyone a wonderful day out. Thank you for all your care and attention; and for your expertise in making everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

  2. Judith Wiggett

    A wonderful cruise with a knowledgeable guide telling us everything we would want to know about the island, and we even had a treat of home made walnut cake – brilliant

  3. Kirstine Henderson

    A truly amazing cruise around the Holy Isle. the team were so friendly and knowledgable and took time to get to get to know the passengers. Nice small groups so feels almost like a personal tour. Lovely refreshing drink too. Thank you so much. Highly recommend and will definitely be booking again on our next trip.

  4. Nick Jones

    The cruise round Holy Isle was wonderful. Grant and his team were so warm, relaxed and welcoming, and it was fascinating listening to their stories about the island. It was lovely to be able to get in close to the shore on the east side of the island and see some of the extraordinary geology of the place. It was a magical cruise. Thank you!

  5. Nada Lotfi Baker

    amazing trip around the Holy Isle .Grant and ,David were wonderful .I look forward to book again in the future.The trip was as gorgeous as I expected .It was organized very of the best trips

  6. Emma Watson

    Well worth the trip to see the beautiful Holy Isle close-up. Very friendly staff took great care of their passengers.

  7. Tracy Hope

    So glad we went on the cruise, myself and my 2 boys had a lovely time. Grant was a great guide to the island and would recommend to everyone.


    Brilliant! A great day for it and great crew – thank you. Can’t recommend it highly enough. If you do nothing else on Arran, do this!

  9. Sue

    My daughters (12 and 14 years old) and I loved this cruise – a really peaceful way to see the Holy Isle, with lots of interesting details shared by the knowledgeable crew. We saw goats, ponies, and birds of prey as well as learning about the history and current residents of the island.

  10. Cathryn Rummings

    A really enjoyable and informative cruise around Holy Island. The crew were friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Thank you for making it a fun trip.

  11. Hilary Hastings

    We went on the cruise around Holy Isle. My adult autistic son was very nervous about being aboard a boat but Grant, Tim and David could not have done enough to help him enjoy the experience and feel safe. The whole trip was lovely with lots of useful local knowledge, wildlife spotting and a wee snack. All the staff were very knowledgeable about wildlife and local history anecdotes which made for an interesting experience also. Would highly recommend this trip. Thank you so much from me and Ro for such a relaxing and enjoyable trip.

  12. Jean McCallum

    Such warm, friendly and informative staff. They told us fascinating stories about the island. Really enjoyed the 2 minutes silence!

  13. Adam Taylor

    Great cruise around Holy island with a bonus 10min landing at the information board. Grant and crew were really informative and really friendly people making us feel safe. Pop and cake were a nice touch on the way back and a photo.
    We will book again next time we are on Arran to do the walk up and over Holy Island.

  14. Tracey Lusted

    We had such a lovely time on the cruise. Grant and Tim were informative and fun and very good hosts. I would definitely recommend this cruise and will certainly go again.

  15. Shona

    What a fabulous morning bobbing around the majestic Holy Isle with Grant and Tim who were fabulous guides. Thank you very much, we all (ages 9-79) thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

  16. Janet Goswell

    A visit round Holy Isle with Lamlash Cruises is not to be missed. Fun and informative at all times.
    Taking two ladies in their late 80’s with mobility issues did not perturb Grant and his crew, who took great care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both ladies at all times, whilst ensuring they felt comfortable and relaxed.
    We cannot thank everyone, from our initial queries, to booking and to sailing, enough for their help and support and we will definitely be using Lamlash Cruises next time we are on Arran.

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