Seafood Capital of Scotland

 
 

Cruise 2 Oban

Oban is home to Caledonian MacBrayne (Calmac) and the harbour is always busy with activity as their ferries come and go. As a result, visiting cruise ships (unless they are small enough to tie up at North Pier) usually keep clear of the bay and anchor just off shore. For the majority, passengers will disembark by tender to the town's North Pier Pontoons. This new facility (opened summer 2017) is adjacent to North Pier where waiting coaches will take passengers on excursions to visit some of Argyll's key attractions, such as Arduaine Gardens and Inverawe Castle. Do check your shore excursion timetable and if you've time, an independent exploration of Oban will surely prove rewarding. The Port of Oban Welcomes group has trained walking tour guides working from the new Harbour Building on North Pier and their walking tours are a perfect antidote for those suffering from cruise cabin fever!

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For those independent travellers who want to stretch their legs ashore Oban has some wonderful wee shops selling everything from handmade chocolates to kilts and jewellery and you can visit Oban Whisky Distillery, Dunollie House and Castle and McCaig's Tower. There may be fine dinining on offer aboard ship but sometimes it's good to get a change and 'eat like a local!' You're spoilt for choice with award winning restaurants and several seafood shacks on the pier serving the freshest shellfish you are ever likely to eat!

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If you are ready for some real exercise the steep walk up to McCaig'sTower will reward you with a fantastic photo opportunity to capture an image of your ship which will be spectacular - even in poor weather. This is one of the walking tours offered by Oban Walking Tours - quote OLTA20 for a 20% discount on adult tickets.

Of course we hope the sun shines when you visit, but remember there's a saying in these parts - 'if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes' - it's best described as changeable whatever the season.

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Look out for the Walking Tour Guides who can lead you from North Pier (uphill) to McCaig's Tower or take a level walk along the Esplanade. 

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The Oban Town Ambassadors do their best to meet and greet every cruise ship passenger and they will also have local maps and plenty of suggestions of things to see and do. Oban's Visitor Information Centre (iCentre) is also conveniently located just off North Pier and can help independent cruise ship passengers plan their visit to Oban and Lorn. You can also purchase tour tickets for walking tours, boat trips and other activities from VisitScotland counter staff.

2019 Confirmed* Cruise Ships  

 

Cruise Calls Oban 2019

 

 

 

Date

Ship

Eta

Etd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/03/2019

Astoria

0800

1500

07/04/2019

Magellan

0900

1900

12/04/2019

Stockholm

2100

 

13/04/2019

Stockholm

 

1700

14/04/2019

Costa Mediterranea

0800

1800

19/04/2019

Stockholm

2100

 

20/04/2019

Stockholm

 

1700

22/04/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1330

 

24/04/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1200

01/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

02/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

08/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

08/05/2019

Astoria

0900

1700

09/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

11/05/2019

Ocean Nova

0700

1900

13/05/2019

Serinissima

2300

 

13/05/2019

Yacht 

1200

 

14/05/2019

Serinissima

 

2100

14/05/2019

Yacht 

 

1200

15/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

16/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

17/05/2019

Le Champlain

Tbc

Tbc

18/05/2019

Ocean Nova

0700

1900

18/05/2019

Costa Mediterranea

0800

1800

22/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

23/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

23/05/2019

Seabourn Quest

0800

2300

24/05/2019

Hebredean Sky

0700

1900

25/05/2019

Silver Cloud

0630

1000

25/05/2019

Ocean Majesty

1000

2000

26/05/2019

Marco Polo

0800

1900

29/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

30/05/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

30/05/2019

Variety Voyager

0800

1900

03/06/2019

Astoria

1000

2000

05/06/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

06/06/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

06/06/2019

Lord Nelson

1200

 

07/06/2019

Queen Victoria

0800

2000

08/06/2019

Lord Nelson

 

1200

10/06/2019

Silver Cloud

0630

1200

11/06/2019

Le Boreal

1100

1300

12/06/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

13/06/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/06/2019

Lord Nelson

1300

 

18/06/2019

Lord Nelson

 

1200

19/06/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

20/06/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

22/06/2019

Lord Nelson

1300

 

25/06/2019

Lord Nelson

 

1200

26/06/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

27/06/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

28/06/2019

Hebredean Sky

0800

1900

28/06/2019

Waverley

1930

 

29/06/2019

Waverley

 

 

30/06/2019

Waverley

 

 

01/07/2019

Waverley

 

 

02/07/2019

Waverley

 

 

03/07/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

04/07/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

08/07/2019

Magellan

0700

1600

08/07/2019

Variety Voyager

0800

1900

10/07/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

11/07/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

17/07/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

18/07/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

22/07/2019

Seabourn Quest

0800

1800

24/07/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

25/07/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

25/07/2019

Corinthian 

0830

1600

27/07/2019

Silver Wind

0800

1800

28/07/2019

Variety Voyager

0800

1900

31/07/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

01/08/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

07/08/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

08/08/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

14/08/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

15/08/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

17/08/2019

Variety Voyager

0800

1900

 

 

 

 

21/08/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

22/08/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

22/08/2019

Corinthian 

0830

1600

24/08/2019

Ocean Majesty

1000

2000

27/08/2019

Variety Voyager

0700

1900

28/08/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

29/08/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

04/09/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

05/09/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

05/09/2019

Pacific Princess

0800

1800

06/09/2019

Variety Voyager

0800

1900

08/09/2019

Dumont D'urville

0800

1830

11/09/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

12/09/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

15/09/2019

Tenatiuos

1800

 

18/09/2019

Tenatiuos

 

0800

18/09/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1130

 

19/09/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

25/09/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1730

 

26/09/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

1130

26/09/2019

Seabourne Ovation

0900

1800

02/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1600

 

03/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0730

03/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1800

 

05/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

05/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1800

 

06/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0930

12/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1600

 

13/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0730

13/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1800

 

15/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0700

15/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

1800

 

16/10/2019

Lord Of The Glens

 

0930

 

 Hebridean Princess is also a regular visitor and there are several smaller cruise ships operators, such as The Majestic Line which embark passengers from Oban. St Hilda Sea Adventures is based at Dunstaffnage Marina and offers unique sailing experience for smaller groups. Vessels of all types (commercial and pleasure) will find a wealth of useful information on Harbour facilities online at www.obanharbour.scot

You can also check out the Oban Webcams to see what's in port!

*Please note, these visits are subject to last minute changes due to weather and operational issues.