Ferries to Lochboisdale, Scotland

Lochboisdale – also known as Loch Baghasdail in Gaelic – can be found in the Outer Hebrides, and it serves as the ferry terminus to Barra, Oban, and South Uist.

Once upon a time, back in the 1800s, Lochboisdale was known for its booming herring industry – it was such an important place that the magnificent Lochboisdale Hotel was built in 1882 to welcome the rich, the famous, and those curious about what life on a small Hebridean island might be like.

Although the hotel did sadly fall into disrepair at one point, it is now running again, and being refurbished to its former glory.

With its own church and school, Lochboisdale was a small but fully functional village and today it still holds a unique charm since it is both isolated yet also has many amenities that one would expect in a larger town.

Recently there has been much refurbishment and regeneration going on on Lochboisdale, including the facades of all of the buildings overlooking the harbour – now as ferries turn into the bay a beautiful architectural delight is what greets those who are visiting.

Activities on Lochboisdale include the fabulous archaeology tours that will take you on an adventure through time and give you a glimpse into the ancient history of the area.

Ferries to Lochboisdale, Scotland

Ferry Routes

OperatorRouteServicesTravel TimePrice
Lochboisdale Castlebay 5 weekly 1½ hoursSee prices
Mallaig Lochboisdale 7 weekly 3½ hoursSee prices
Oban Lochboisdale 5 weekly 6½ hoursSee prices

This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.

Taster Cruise Ship Itineraries

Sorry, no mini cruise routes can be found departing from Lochboisdale sailing to Lochboisdale sailing on a cruise ship.

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Ferry Terminal, Lochboisdale, HS8 5TH, United Kingdom


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