Islay Outdoor Adventures

We have some excellent local experts who will take you on guided tours. Stay with us at Persabus, and with our local knowledge, we are here to help you get the most from your Islay adventures.

Arriving on this beautiful isle and with such beautiful landscapes and seascapes, where do you start?

We have a fantastic range of outdoor adventures on Islay for you to enjoy. If you like seeing the wildlife at play in their natural environment, enjoy a safari though Islay’s beautiful landscape. 

Feed your fascination and enjoy delving into the history, local myths and legends of Islay on bespoke tours, with local experts.

Experience living off the land. Did you know that Islay’s rich, natural environment provides many sources of edible and enjoyable food?

With boat trips, foraging adventures, wildlife tours and safaris, you really can experience Islay’s beauty and natural world through the eyes of local experts.

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Islay Encounters

To really discover the layers of Islay’s beautiful landscape, and see the wildlife at play in their natural habitat I would definitely recommend heading out on a safari with local guide and expert Tom Dunn

Tom will guide you across Islay’s moorland and woodland habitats, sharing Islay’s unique beauty. With his fascinating local knowledge Tom will share the history, the myths and legends, the stories of yesteryear, guiding you to some of Islay’s most magical and atmospheric hidden corners.

With an absolute passion for the landscape and natural environment Tom has worked for years in wildlife conservation, and deer management. If you want to explore and discover Islay’s natural world, and be guided on less trodden paths, a trip with Islay Encounters will lead you on unique and exciting adventures, discovering the hidden delights of wild Islay.


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Islay Sea Adventures

Escape to the sea and enjoy exploring Islay’s dramatic and beautiful coastline from one of Islay Sea Adventures Ribs.

Gus and his team will guide you on exciting trips. Discover the wonders of the Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Enjoy sea fishing. Tuck into a delicious seafood grill of fresh clams and crab, cooked and served alfresco onboard.

Have you discovered Islay’s seals, basking sharks, dolphins, and otters? If you love wildlife, turquoise seascapes, fresh seafood and unique tours, definitely get a booking made in advance with Islay’s Sea Adventures.

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Islay Outdoors

Enjoy adventuring, foraging, and exploring Islay with local Donald James MacPhee.

Step into the exciting worlds of bird watching, sea foraging, and fishing. Donald James is a local expert and guide. He will lead you on exciting explorations of Islay, Jura and Colonsay, sharing his local knowledge of Islay’s amazing natural habitats and environment. 

Tours and adventures are waiting at Islay Outdoors

landscape, with white cotton wool plants. Sea in background


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Explore our delightful Islay accommodation where we have a fabulous choice of country accommodation on this beautiful island.

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Things to Do

There is so much to see and do on the beautiful island of Islay and we have a section to help you decide what to do when you visit here.

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Wonderful experience. Our first experience of Persabus was Don’s smiling and welcoming face. He showed us to our room, which was spotless then informed us of various places of interest could be found. Had a great two day stay and with Don’s help, experienced the best of Islay. Breakfast was outstanding each morning with Rosemary doing the cooking and Don filling us in on other things to see… what a neat couple. Guys, hope you received the key we forgot to leave, we mailed it as soon as we could. We thoroughly recommend a stay here, you cannot ask for better care or experience. PS: Be sure to visit the Islay Wollen Mill, Don wil tell you how to get there.

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