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Coronavirus ferry travel advice
Please note that the information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time we have received the same information from the Ferry Operators. The situation is changing rapidly and we will try to keep the website updated as soon as we receive updates from the ferry companies.
With Ferrysavers you can easily find your ideal cheap ferry to Islay. However, there are two ports on the island: Port Askaig and Port Ellen. Whatever port you travel from or to, you can get the best deal with Ferrysavers.
Use the booking form above to find the lastest information on cheap Islay ferries, including ticket prices, crossing times and availability with Ferrysavers.
Islay, is part of the Southern Hebrides. It's famous for it's 8 working whiskey distilleries, wildlife and wild scenic countryside. The island is sometimes called the "the Queen of the Hebrides". If you're wondering, you pronounce the island "eye-la" rather than "eye-lay".
Most of the distiliiries - Bruichladdich, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Bunnahabhain and Ardbeg offer tours where you'll be able to sample some of the produce and even buy some at a reduced rate. Check out the respective websites for each distillery for opening hours and more information.
If you're the active type, you can also participate in golf, cycling, fishing, horse-riding and hillwalking on the island. The summer is undoubtedly the most popular period to visit but the spring is also popular. Due to being an island, the climate is rather mild - Snow is rarely seen at sea level and frosts are light and short-lived. However, the island can get windy.
With so much to see and do on the island, a visit really is worth it, so why not book your visit today?.