All our 6-night and 10-night cruises depart on a Saturday, our 3-night cruises depart on a Saturday or Tuesday. Your embarkation/disembarkation points will depend on your cruise itinerary. The majority of our cruises depart from Oban on the west coast of Scotland or Holy Loch, near Dunoon.

  • 'Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal' cruise departs from either Oban or Inverness.
  • 'Isles of the Clyde and Southern Hebrides' cruise in April departs from Holy Loch and concludes in Oban and in October you embark in Oban and disembark in Holy Loch.
  • 'Orkney: A Coastal Odyssey' cruise departs from Oban or Kirkwall.

For our 'Orkney: A Voyage through Time' you will embark and disembark in Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney.

Please contact the office to discuss travel arrangements.


It is not possible to board the vessel before the boarding time as the boat is still being made ready for our guests. All our cruises board between 3.00 and 3.15pm. The boat normally sets off about an hour after boarding. Several weeks before their cruise, guests receive detailed joining instructions to ensure their arrival is as smooth as possible.


All cruises disembark at approximately 10.30 am on the last day of the cruise.

Getting to your vessel

We are happy to help you with local travel information, so please do get in touch if you need more detailed advice.

Oban Bay, Oban

By train: If arriving by train to Glasgow or Edinburgh, there is an excellent (and scenic) train route from Glasgow to Oban departing at 08.22, 10.34 and 12.23 arriving in Oban approximately 3 hours later.

By air: If flying to Glasgow International Airport, telephone numbers for airport taxis can be provided. The transfer takes around 2.5 hours to 3 hours each way.

By bus: There are regular buses from Buchanan Street Station, Glasgow or St Andrews Bus Station, Edinburgh.

By car: Coming from the south, Oban is approximately 2.5 hours to 3 hours from Glasgow Airport. Cars may be left in secure paid parking in Oban. Please contact us directly for information on EV charging points.