Oban, Scotland

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Getting To Know Oban – Cruise Port Guide


Let our Oban cruise port guide help you make the most of your time during your cruise call.

Oban (Gaelic for Little Bay) in Argyll and Bute is one of the most beautiful small towns to ever grace a British Isles itinerary. A tender port that’s hugely popular, especially during the summer months, it’s filled with stunning views, beautiful gardens and ancient monuments and castles. It’s a real Scottish gem and one you won’t be disappointed with.

A major ferry port, Oban has dozens of departures everyday to the mainland via CalMac Ferries. This connection and the towns location can see numbers of visitors in the thousands during the summer months.

Travel Tips

Several cruise excursions will be offered by your cruise line, but many things may also be best explored under your own steam. If you’re hoping to visit sites further away, such as Fort William, we would recommend booking an organised excursion.

You must sample some of the local seafood during your call here. There are several places along the pier serving some of the most incredible fish and shellfish.

English and Scottish notes are accepted


Key highlights of Oban

  • Oban Distillery
  • McCaig’s Tower
  • Dunollie Castle & Grounds
  • Oban Walking Tours
  • Inverary Castle
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Fort William
  • Daily Boat Trips 
azamara no fly cruises

Regular cruise line visitors

  • Azamara
  • Silversea
  • Seabourn
  • The Majestic Line
  • Hebridean Island Cruises

Oban, Scotland

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