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Iona Ferry

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Iona Ferry
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From:  Fionnphort
To:  Iona
Distance:  1.4 km (0.9 miles)
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The Ferry service to Iona crosses from Fionnphort just a short distance away on the Ross of Mull. In the summer months a shuttle service is operated in order to meet the needs of the many tourists visiting the island. This runs from early morning through to early evening, with a slightly reduced service on Sundays. The winter service is, naturally, somewhat less with the ferry running roughly once an hour during daylight hours.

Whilst the ferry has the capacity to carry a number of vehicles, any vehicle transported to Iona needs a permit, and must either belong to a resident (or their visitors) or need to cross to the island on business. This helps keep the roads quiet, particularly through the summer months, for the vast number of pedestrian tourists heading to see Iona's Abbey.

2013 Ferries Plan

Following the review of the 2012 draft ferries plan for the coming 10 years, the final plan has now been published. In the long term, a new berthing facility is to be constructed so that the ferry no longer has to be moored in the channel overnight. Evening sailings through the summer months would also be introduced.


Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Loch Buie 9031375 Caledonian MacBrayne 2003-date 9 cars
2x Island Class Ferries ?-1991 5 cars
Cruise ships from Oban 19th Century - 1980s


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