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Corryvreckan Trip

3 Hours

Adult: £90 / Child: £90

May – October

Port Askaig, PA46 7RB

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Corryvreckan Trip route map

The Corryvreckan Whirlpool or ‘Scotland’s Maelstrom’ is located in the Gulf of Corryvreckan, a narrow strait situated between the islands of Jura and Scarba. It is a tidal phenomenon and is caused by a large volume of tidal water travelling through the Sound of Jura. The passage narrows, so the water takes the easiest escape route through the Gulf. As the water travels it encounters two major obstructions that cause a change in water state. One is a 219m hole and the other is a large pinnacle of basalt rock that is 130m high. When the water passes over these impressive areas of topography it gathers speed and once at the pinnacle you may witness the whirlpool effect.

As well as visiting Corryveckan, you may also witness a variety of wildlife on route and hear tales of the Corryveckan from our skippers.

This trip departs from Port Askaig and takes around 3 hours to complete, as the Corryvreckan Whirlpool is tidal this trip will only run on certain days during each month. Availability will be shown on our booking system. However, weather conditions can become unsuitable, and we will keep you updated if we need to cancel/ rearrange a trip via text, phone call or email.

Please bring warm clothing as it can get chilly out on the water even if the sun is shining. This trip is longer than our regular wildlife and fishing trips, so please remember to bring lots of layers and refreshments if you think you will need them.

For our Corryveckan trip, we depart from Port Askaig. There is no pontoon here meaning that access to the boats is not wheelchair accessible. We apologise for this. For this trip, all passengers must have a reasonable amount of mobility to be able to get onto the boats safely, often our RIBS rather than hard boats. If you have any questions regarding access, please feel free to contact us directly.

Please be aware, the start/departure time on the booking system and ticket is autogenerated. The times for our Corryveckan trip vary depending on the tides. The times are as follows

July 13th – 1PM
July 15th – 2PM

August 11th – 12:30
August 12th – 1PM
August 13th – 2PM
August 14th – 2:30PM
August 28th – 1PM
August 29th – 2PM

September 8th – 11:15AM
September 9th – 12
September 10th – 12:50PM
September 11th – 1:30 PM
September 12th – 2PM
September 13th – 2:45PM