Port Askaig, as might be guessed from its name, is and always has been an important place for ferries, fishing boats, and other ships to dock.
The village is located in the Isle of Islay, and is the only place where a ferry can be caught to the wonderfully remote island of Jura.
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Due to the importance of the ferries at Port Askaig, the village’s busy-ness ebbs and flows just like the tide depending when the ferries arrive.
Once in Port Askaig it would be a shame for anyone to miss Dunlossit House. Built in 1865, this excellent example of a Scots baronial mansion has been rebuilt and repaired a number of times, and today it looks as beautiful as it ever did.
The Port Askaig lifeboat station is open to visitors. Since 1934 it has served the village and the area around it and is an interesting place to visit – speak to the lifeboat volunteers and you will discover a hidden depth to Port Askaig.
In 2002 the redevelopment project of Port Askaig began and it has included a new ferry terminals, a new berth for the Jura ferry, and a new linkspan for the Islay ferry.
Ferries to Port Askaig, Scotland
|Kennacraig Port Askaig||17 weekly||2 hours||See prices °|
|Oban Port Askaig||2 weekly||4 hours||See 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.
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Sorry, no mini cruise routes can be found sailing to Port Askaig sailing on a cruise ship.
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