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Tying the boat up


Getting here

Port Ellen Harbour, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, PA42 7BQ.

Travel by public transport

  • You can reach us by bus.
  • The nearest bus stop is 0.1 miles away from Port Ellen Harbour pontoons and is located on Charlotte Street, Port Ellen.
  • Take a look at the bus timetable here.
  • If you are coming off the Islay ferry before your tour or getting onto the Islay ferry after your tour you can take a look at the ferry timetable and locations here.
  • Port Ellen ferry terminal is less than 0.1 miles away away from Port Ellen Harbour pontoons.
  • Port Askaig ferry terminal is 19.1 miles away from Port Ellen Harbour pontoons. You can get here via bus (details above), taxi or car.

Travel by Taxi

  • To reach us, ask the driver to be dropped at Port Ellen pontoons for an Islay Sea Adventures tour, they will know where our staff will be waiting for you.
  • Please be aware that taxis are limited on Islay and often booked up in advance.
  • Take a look at some local taxis here.


  • There is a drop-off point at the pontoons. There is no kerb here at the drop-off point.
  • There is on street parking at the harbour. The parking is on a paved surface. This can get quite busy during the summer months, especially on mornings when the ferry comes into Port Ellen. This can mean some passengers have to park further away. We recommend any passengers with limited mobility arrive early to ensure closer parking or make use of the drop-off point.
  • If you have any questions around parking, please feel free to contact us directly on 01496 300129 or email us at