Kintyre End of March 2017 Any ferries?

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Kintyre End of March 2017 Any ferries?

Postby McSparin » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:43 am

I will be in Northern Ireland the end of March 2017. I was planning on taking 2 days of my week to visit Kintyre. However, the ferry does not run from N. Ireland to Campbeltown until April 16, 2017.

Is there any other way I can get to see Kintyre without it taking 8 hours of travel by ferry then plane from Glasgow to Campbeltown and repeat in one day?


Thanks for any advice. :)
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Re: Kintyre End of March 2017 Any ferries?

Postby Ship called Dignity » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:23 pm

Think the only way is you manage to arrange something locally with someone with a RIB. It's such a shame there is no option all year round when it is only 12 miles away.
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Re: Kintyre End of March 2017 Any ferries?

Postby howlsatthemoon » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:44 am

You could look on the Ballycastle side, I think there is a few boats available for charter hire. It will all be dependent on the sea conditions as the North Channel can get pretty rough even on the best of days.
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Re: Kintyre End of March 2017 Any ferries?

Postby McSparin » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:42 am

Thank you both for your advice. I ended up getting a plane from Belfast to Glasgow then a bus ride from Glasgow to Campbeltown. I couldn't get any of the ferry services to respond to emails asking about private charters. I think I found the best way since I get to see a lot of Scotland on my 5 hour bus tour.
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