CalMac Tarbert to Portavadie
This is a turn up and go service for passengers and vehicles, taking around 30 minutes. It is operated by one of CalMac's smaller vessels with limited facilities. You may drive onto the next available ferry and buy tickets from the purser onboard. You may remain in vehicle during crossing however there is usually a small lounge (vessel dependent). You can buy tickets in advance (see button above but you cannot book a specific ferry.
Portavadie Slipway: PA21 2DA
Tarbert Harbour: PA29 6UF
This route is often the quickest way of hopping between the Kintyre and Cowal peninsulae and avoiding a lengthy drive via Lochgilphead, Inveraray and Strachur when travelling between places like Campbeltown and Bute. It's certainly a very pretty route that would also enable the visitor to take in Tighnabruaich on the way by.