Activities and Adventures

For a detailed calendar of events throughout the year do visit our What’s On Islay Page here

The Pottery

Open Tuesday to Friday from 12 noon – 4pm, Saturday 12 noon – 3pm. 

Fly Fishing on Lochs

Both Loch (boat hire available) and river fishing is available. Persabus is located close to Loch Ballygrant, Loch Aline and Loch Ardnahoe.

For salmon or trout fishing and loch permits, contact the Estate offices,

Dunlossit Estate Office and Islay Estate Office

Fly Fish Islay – Guided instruction

Fly Fish Islay offers fishing trips to suit your needs. All equipment can be provided. JohnMacCallum, director, has represented Scotland in the Commonwealth games fly fishing team, as well as competing in International and National competitions.

Telephone: ( +44 ) 07429607158

E-mail: [email protected]

Islay Sea Adventures

Experience Islay’s wildlife from the sea. Enjoy picnics and feasts of freshly cooked seafood.

For boat tours and fishing trips Islay Sea Adventures.

Jura Boat Tours

Enjoy bespoke rib tours, circumnavigate Jura from Port Askaig, or from Craighouse. Trips run from April through to October

Jura Boat Tours

Islay Outdoors

Enjoy guided walks, wildlife walks, fishing trips and bird watching expeditions with former gamekeeper and local man Donald James MacPhee.

Islay Outdoors – Guided Tours on the Scottish Isle of Islay

Kayak Wild Islay and Fat-Bike Islay

Sea kayaking or fat bike tours.

Please call to book on Mondays Kayak Wild Islay – Explore Islay & Jura (


Golfing on the famous Machrie Links Golf Course. Golf lessons available. Machrie.

RSPB Nature Reserve

Enjoy a fantastic bird watching experience at the RSPB hide.

The RSPB Reserve has various habitats. These include mudflats, saltmarsh, wet grassland, moorland, blanket bog and broadleaved woodland. These habitats encourage and support a huge variety of birdlife and wildlife. Enjoy watching a variety of birds from the hide or go on one of the guided walks at the  RSPB  Nature Reserve at Loch Gruinart.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Islay Clay Pigeons offer group and individual instruction. All levels welcome. Phone Mark Piper 01496840120

The MacTaggart Leisure Centre

Based in the heart of Bowmore the MacTaggart Leisure Centre has a heated swimming pool, sauna and gym.

Holiday sessions and activities include:
Inflatable Fun Tues & Fridays 8-16 years – swimmers only.
Snorkelling and Seascooters Wedensdays 8+ years – swimmers only
Family Fun Thursdays Max age 7 years (four family pods)
Lots of swimming lanes and family pods available all week.
All sessions MUST be booked in advance.

Cycle hire

If you are worried about cycling up steep hills Islayewheels offer fantastic electric bikes for hire.

Home – Islay E-Wheels (

In Port Ellen: bike hire and cycle repairs  Welcome to Islay Cycles

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Horse Riding
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Islay Fishing Boat
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