Activities on Islay

Islay offers a great selection of activities for a great variety of groups, ages and abilities – from Cycling or Kayaking for the more adventurous, to Sea Safari for the curious and much more…
Our selections of activities to enjoy while on Islay
Golf Tuition
From beginner to expert, our Head Golf Pro can give you an introductory lesson and master that putt or drive to improve your game.
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Kayak Wild Islay
Kayak Wild Islay specialise in providing quality trips around the coastline of Islay. Kayak Wild Islay is based in Port Ellen and offer a range of guided trips and taster sessions for all the family. You can experience the Islay coastline from a different angle and discover the many wildlife while doing so.
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Fat Bikes
Fat Bikes allow visitors an exciting way of exploring and experiencing the coast with access to beaches and tracks looking for wildlife, exploring Islay’s natural wonders and historical sites. Due to their balloon tyres Fat Bikes are particularly ideal for beach riding where they can float over sand and pebbles giving wonderful access to this amazing environment. Not only that, they are amazing fun, simple to ride and no heavier than any normal bike.
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RSPB Loch Gruinart
Loch Gruinart is famous for the large numbers of barnacle and white-fronted geese that spend the winter on Islay. The reserve can be seen easily from the road. In the visitor centre, a live video camera lets you get even closer views of the grazing geese.
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The Isle of Jura
Jura: 180 people, 5000 deer and one whisky distillery. The perfect conditions for a very special and magical place. Jura is part of the southern Hebrides and is only accessible by the ferry from Port Askaig on Islay to Feolin over the sound of Islay. Ferry services are regular (every 15 minutes) untill 5 in the afternoon.
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Islay Sea Safari, Port Askaig
The best way to visit Islay Distilleries and Craighouse on Jura, from the sea. Operating a state of the art Redbay Stormforce 11 Rigid Inflatable, Islay Sea Safari is based on the Isle of Islay, Scotland and available for corporate or private charter anywhere around the isles of Islay, Jura, Gigha, Northern Ireland and as far north as Tiree.
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Mactaggart Leisure Centre, Bowmore
The Mactaggart Leisure Centre is a community owned and run business which has won four nationally recognised awards. It comprises a 25 metre swimming pool, fitness studio, sauna, tancab, launderette, multi purpose activity room and sports kiosk.
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RSPB The Oa
The Oa is a breathtaking reserve of dramatic sea cliffs, open moorland, freshwater lochs, coastal grassland and heath. It’s home to many important breeding and wintering birds. Watch out for the golden eagles, which are present throughout the year, soaring above the cliffs and moors.
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