Argyll Boat Trips – June 2024


Scarba ridge. Wikimedia - photo credit

Trip summary

Run in conjunction with the two Treshnish Islands trips, these trips will visit as many Argyllshire islands southwest of Oban as possible over several days. They will include trips to the island of Scarba, for the Marilyn, and where possible also allowing the other island Tumps to be completed.

See below for a map and a full list of islands.


The exact dates of the trips, and the itineraries are not yet known.

There is however sufficient interest to expect that three or four days should be viable.


Jonathan Woods

Trip itinerary

RHSoc Members have been emailed to assess interest and availability prior to booking any boats. However, it is hoped to run several boat trips within the timeframe Monday 24 June to Tuesday 2 July.

A) Garbh Eileach & 2 Tumps
Dun Chonnuill
Eileach an Naoimh & Tump

B) Eilean Dubh Beag
Eilean Dubh Mor & Tump

C) Lunga & 2 Tumps
Rubha Fiola
Fiola Mheadonach

D1) Scarba- Short duration visit for Marilyn only.
D2) Scarba- Marilyn & Tumps
Longer duration visit a multi-Tump island completion.

E) Garbh Reisa

F) Loch Craignish – 4 x islands (1 tidal), & 1 island with 1 extra Tump

G) Shuna & Tump
Eilean Arsa

Places available

The number of places available on each trip will depend upon which charter boat is used on which day. The expected number of passengers on a boat will be 6 to 12.

Departure or meeting place

There are three possible departure points depending upon which charter boat is used: Oban, Craobh Haven or Crinan. Full details of the exact departure point for each trip will be advised when they are known.


RHSoc Members are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements.

Challenges and competences needed

To land on the islands you will need to be able to exit and return to a moving boat, either directly onto a rocky coastline, or descending into a tender, and then onto the shore. Apart from the departure point it should be assumed that no jetties or piers will be used to land on any of the islands.

Businesses arranged through

The names of the boat companies will be available when all the trip itineraries have been planned.


The likely price range for a full day trip will be around £80 – £130, depending on the length of the day and number of people in the boat.

Reserve or enquire about trip

Expressions of interest for these trips closed on 6th February.

However, if you are interested, please email the trip coordinator.

j.woods99 AT


Details will be announced in due course.

However; when bookings are open;

  • early booking is recommended to secure your place.
  • a waitlist will be opened if any trip is oversubscribed.

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