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Sailing from: Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Govan

Postcode: G51 1EA

Access: Exit at Junction 24 of the M8 and follow the brown signs for Glasgow Science Centre.

Car parking: Glasgow Science Centre car park.
Please note: Unfortunately we have been unable to secure a discount on parking at Glasgow Science Centre and their standard charges will apply if you are using their car park. 
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Coach pickup for Western Isles trips: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow.

Additional local information: Glasgow Tourist Information Tel. 0141 204 4400

 

    Day cruise: Coll, Treshnish Isles & round Staffa [coach to & from Oban]
    Join inclusive coach to Oban in the morning for a day cruise to remember: perfect for wildlife lovers & viewing multiple sites of scientific & historic interest! Cruise out to the archipelago of the Treshnish Isles & around Staffa, nationally important for colonies of puff ins & other seabirds. Look out for whales & basking sharks too! Continue to view Fingal’s Cave, with its dramatic and otherworldly basalt columns before sailing the Sound of Iona & then heading for Oban. Passengers disembark at Oban for inclusive coach return to Glasgow.

    NB: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow.
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    Cruise & explore: Colonsay [coach connection to Oban & return]
    Join inclusive coach to Oban before embarking the ship for a day trip to Colonsay. Sail the Firth of Lorn before calling at the remote Island of Colonsay for time ashore. Explore this tranquil and spectacular landscape including many lovely, sandy beaches. Hunt for the Corncrake, one of Britain’s rarest birds or fit in a round at the Island’s Golf Course. Passengers disembark at Oban for inclusive coach return to Glasgow.

    NB: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow
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    Day cruise: Scarba & Corryvreckan Whirlpool [coach connection to Oban & return]
    Join inclusive coach from Glasgow to Oban before embarking the ship for this wonderful day cruise. Enjoy magnificent views towards the north of Jura & as you sail into the Strait of Corryvreckan, famous for the third largest whirlpool in the world. A cruise is an excellent way to view this incredible natural phenomenon & appreciate the power of the tidal currents at work. Keep a look out for minke whales & sea bird species as the ship makes its way around Scarba, with its heather-covered slopes and steep cliffs. passengers disembark at Oban for inclusive return coach to Glasgow.

    NB: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow
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    Cruise & explore: Tobermory [coach connection to Oban & return]
    Join inclusive coach from Glasgow to Oban before embarking the ship for a trip to Tobermory. Sail the beautiful Sound of Mull before disembarking for time ashore at this colourful port town. Walk to the Baliscate standing stones, uncover the history of the Isle of Mull at the local museum or take a tour of the Distillery & find out about the whiskey-making process! On return, passengers disembark at Oban for inclusive coach return to Glasgow.

    NB: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow.
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    Day Cruise: Loch Sunart & Ardnamurchan Lighthouse [coach connection to Oban & return]
    Join inclusive coach from Glasgow to Oban before embarking the ship for a full day cruise. Cruise the Sound of Mull, enjoying beautiful views to both sides before calling at colourful Tobermory. Continue to cruise into Loch Sunart & around the rugged coastline of the westernmost part of the British mainland. Enjoy fantastic views out towards the islands: Muck, Eigg & Rum plus Ardnamurchan Lighthouse itself. Keep a look out for plentiful wildlife including dolphins & porpoises. On return, passengers disembark at Oban for inclusive coach back to Glasgow.

    NB: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow.
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    Cruise & explore: Tobermory [coach connection to Oban & return]
    Join inclusive coach to Oban before embarking the ship for a day trip to Mallaig. Cruise the Sound of Mull to call at Tobermory for time ashore. On return, passengers disembark at Oban for inclusive coach back to Glasgow. NB: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow.
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    Cruise & explore: Mallaig [coach connection to & from Oban]
    Join inclusive coach to Oban before embarking the ship for a day trip to Mallaig. Cruise the Sound of Mull to call at Tobermory. Stay on board to sail round Ardnamurchan Point, admiring glorious landscapes of the westcoast mainland. Dock at Mallaig for two hours ashore before returning by the same route. Passengers disembark at Oban for inclusive coach back to Glasgow. NB: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow.
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    Cruise Sounds of Mull & Sleat [coach connection to & from Oban]
    Join inclusive coach to Oban before embarking the ship for a day trip to Mallaig. Cruise the Sound of Mull to call at Tobermory. Stay on board to sail round Ardnamurchan Point, admiring glorious landscapes of the westcoast mainland to Mallaig.The decks of Balmoral are the perfect place to appreciate views into Loch Nevis & across to the Isle of Skye and Knock Castle as we cruise the Sound of Sleat before returning. Passengers disembark at Oban for inclusive coach to Glasgow on return. NB: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow
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    Cruise & explore: Iona [coach connection to Oban & return]
    Do not miss the chance to sail directly to the Isle of Iona, with its many spiritual and historic sites; the island was a place of monastic worship & pilgrimage for centuries. Join inclusive coach to Oban before embarking the ship and sailing to this beautiful, serene island. Three hours ashore  gives you time to walk up to famous Iona Abbey & secluded Nunnery. From the Abbey, enjoy beautiful views outwards across the island & back to Mull. Alternatively, explore St. Oran’s chapel, burial place of 48 Scottish kings. Please note that passenger transfer to and from the island & MV Balmoral is by ferry tender. On return, passengers disembark at Oban for inclusive coach return to Glasgow.

    NB: Coach departs North Frederick Street, off George Square, Glasgow.
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    Cruise Clyde to Greenock [one-way]
    Enjoy the sights of the River Clyde, sailing from Greenock to Glasgow Science Centre. Make your own way back by public transport!

    22nd September is Seniors Bring a Friend Free day. A free senior ticket is available with every senior ticket purchased for this day. Please call our office on 0117 325 6200 to make your booking and take advantage of this offer.
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    Cruise & explore: Dunoon
    Board MV Balmoral to sail to Dunoon, main resort of the Cowal Peninsula and enjoy time ashore.

    22nd September is Seniors Bring a Friend Free day. A free senior ticket is available with every senior ticket purchased for this day. Please call our office on 0117 325 6200 to make your booking and take advantage of this offer.
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    Cruise & explore: Rothesay
    Sail to Rothesay and spend time enjoying this seaside town on the Isle of Bute. Make sure to stop at the Discovery Centre in the centre of the splendid Esplanade Gardens.

    22nd September is Seniors Bring a Friend Free day. A free senior ticket is available with every senior ticket purchased for this day. Please call our office on 0117 325 6200 to make your booking and take advantage of this offer.
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    Day Cruise: Loch Striven
    Do not miss the opportunity to sail into Loch Striven, rarely visited by passenger vessels. It lies north of the Isle of Bute & was once used as a sheltered anchorage for laid-up vessels such as large oil tankers. Sail down the River Clyde from the city to the sea passing under the Erskine Bridge and Dumbarton Rock before calling at Greenock. Continue on board to cross the Tail of the Bank and into the Firth of Clyde where the entrance to Loch Long comes into view as the ship crosses to the Cowal coast and the town of Dunoon. Cruise along the eastern Cowal coast to call at Rothesay before sailing into Loch Striven. Return on board by the same route.

    22nd September is Seniors Bring a Friend Free day. A free senior ticket is available with every senior ticket purchased for this day. Please call our office on 0117 325 6200 to make your booking and take advantage of this offer.
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    Music Cruise: Tail o'the Bank
    The classic evening Showboat cruise! Sail down the River Clyde from the city to the sea passing the two remaining shipyards, watch out for the Titan Crane at Clydebank indicating where the famous yard of John Brown’s once stood which produced ships such as QE2. Sail under the Erskine Bridge and pass Dumbarton Rock. Relax on deck, with a drink in the bar or have a meal in our on board restaurant.

    22nd September is Seniors Bring a Friend Free day. A free senior ticket is available with every senior ticket purchased for this day. Please call our office on 0117 325 6200 to make your booking and take advantage of this offer.
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    Cruise Clyde to Greenock [one-way]
    Enjoy the sights of the River Clyde, sailing from Greenock to Glasgow Science Centre. Make your own way back by public transport!
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    Explore Millport Keppel & Illuminations
    Cruise the River Clyde from city to sea, continuing south to the ‘capital’ of Cumbrae during this popular family festival. Disembark & get the local bus from Keppel Pier into Millport to explore the illuminated home & shop fronts, plus street entertainment.

     Please note: This trip returns on board ship. Alternatively, please see trip listings for a different option with part coach return, this must be booked in advance.
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    Cruise Millport Bay for Illuminations & Fireworks
    Cruise the River Clyde from city to sea, continuing south to the ‘capital’ of Cumbrae during this popular family festival. Stay on board and cruise Millport Bay for panoramic views of the evening firework display and reflections over the water.

    Please note: This trip returns on board ship. Alternatively, please see trip listings for a different option with part coach return, this must be booked in advance.
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    Cruise Millport Keppel & Illuminations [coach return from Largs]
    Cruise the River Clyde from city to sea, continuing south to the ‘capital’ of Cumbrae during this popular family festival. Disembark & get the local bus from Keppel Pier into Millport to explore the illuminated home & shop fronts, plus street entertainment.

     Please note: On return, passengers disembark at Largs for inclusive coach return to Glasgow. Alternatively, please see trip listings for a different option where passengers return on board ship to Glasgow.
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    Cruise Millport Bay: Illuminations & Fireworks [coach return from Largs]
    Cruise the River Clyde from city to sea, continuing south to the ‘capital’ of Cumbrae during this popular family festival. Stay on board and cruise Millport Bay for panoramic views of the evening firework display and reflections over the water.

    Please note: On return, passengers disembark at Largs for inclusive coach return to Glasgow. Alternatively, please see trip listings for a different option where passengers return on board ship to Glasgow.
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    Cruise & explore: Largs
    Cruise to Largs before disembarking for time ashore. Enjoy the delightful promenade, cafes and Scotland's most famous ice cream parlour, Nardini's.
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