Jura Ferry Timetable and Information
The Isle of Jura had its own mainland ferry until thirty years ago which sailed between Lagg and Keills in Kintyre. At this moment there is a trial passenger ferry service (summer only) from the mainland. Car access to Jura during the entire year and passenger access to Jura outside the summer season is only possible by using the ferry between Islay and Jura. This ferry leaves from Port Askaig, and crosses the fast flowing Sound of Islay, to reach Feolin in a little over five minutes. On a nice day the crossing is a pleasure and offers the visitor beautiful views of the Paps of Jura, but don't forget to look back! Islay is beautiful from the sea, no matter from what angle you are looking. The costs are around £15 return fare for car and driver.
The Jura Ferry is operated by ASP Ship Management Ltd., unlike many other Scottish ferries who are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. The present ferry, 'Eilean Dhiura', was commissioned by Argyll and Bute Council in 1998 and the skipper who worked on the previous ferry for many many years, Arthur MacEachern, successfully introduced the new ship. The ferry sails every day according to a fixed timetable which you can find below:
Jura Ferry Timetable
Relevant Information The Islay Ferry - Information and Pictures
Arthur MacEachern - Retired Jura Skipper
The Islay Ferry - Past and Present
Islay Ferry timetables, routes and price information
The Paps of Jura seen from the Jura Ferry
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