We hope you enjoy looking at our website and a sample of what Islay (eye-la) and Laphroaig View have to offer. We Ileachs (Gaelic name for a native Islay person) have a strong sense of pride in our island, it's history and culture and we are sure you will find a warm welcome on your arrival. Famous throughout the world, Islay is renowned for it's stunning scenery, wild life and of course it's single malt distilleries. We have much to offer and to explore here and the recurring comment from our visitors is " I wish we could stay longer!".
Although we are out on the wild west atlantic ocean, it is actually quite easy to travel to Islay. You can come either by ferry (2 hours approximate sailing from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Kintyre). There is also a ferry to/from Oban via the Isle of Colonsay which runs every Wednesday during the summer months. By air it's 30 mins from Glasgow International airport with Flybe. We have 2 flights per day Monday - Friday and 1 on Saturday morning and 1 on Sunday evening. At the moment there are also 2 flights a day from Oban Tuesday and Thursday only, which is operated by Hebridean Air Service. Please check the relevant websites for updates and availability.
Once you are here there is lots to choose from in the way of activities. Here is a quick example of what is available.
Cycling and walking
Golf (18 hole links championship course)
Bird watching. We have 2 R.S.P.B. nature reserves. We also have a wide selection of migrating waders and geese.
Freshwater fly fishing and sea angling
Island Malts( including Jura) and sight seeing tours