Oban Marina is well placed to take advantage of the natural assets enjoyed by both sailors and visiting tourists. Stunning scenery, wildlife, outdoor activities such as walking, diving, sea fishing and for gastronomes, fresh local seafood, make for a delightful setting in the midst of one of the world’s most outstanding cruising areas.
Only six and a half miles long, Kerrera is home to only a small number of people and most transportation is by farm vehicles or on foot, so you can be guaranteed a quiet and fascinating walk or cycle. There is abundant wildlife and wild flowers, as well as enchanting waterfalls, and hidden caves.
Oban Marina has a small shop/chandlery, we also have our own Waypoint Bar and Grill at the Marina situate right on the seafront,overlooking the marina berths, serving seasonal fresh seafood, open from 1st May to 30th September. At the opposite end of the island there is the Kerrera Bunkhouse and Tea Gardens ( 01631-570-223) at Lower Gylen on the popular circular 6 mile (9.5 km) walking route.
Oban Marina's shuttle service runs 7 days a week from the North Pier, Oban to the north end of the Isle of Kerrera. The shuttle service fees are: £3.00 return per person.
Bertholders/visitng yachts and visitorsto the Waypoint Bar & Grill, the shuttle service is free.
Close to the marina at the Northeast end of the island, stands the monument to David Hutcheson, the first man to start a regular ferry service (that became Caledonian-Macbrayne) over to the Hebrides. In the south is the recently restored Gylen Castle, its prominent silhouette backed by the hills of Mull across the Firth of Lorn.
Kerrera is home to wild goats, Soay sheep, otters and seals, some of which you might see if you're lucky - a friendly seal is often to be seen playing in the marina!