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Islay boat trip
Islay Boat Trip
Stand on the iconic North Antrim Coast and cast your gaze across the narrow sea and you can see the Queen of the Herbrides, beautiful Islay. Home to the bad boys of Scotch! With 8 current distilleries and a few more in the planning, including the legendary Port Ellen, Islay is the spiritual homeland of the multibillion pound Scotch Whisky industry.
Book a trip with, Blue badge guide, Marty McAuley, and power out of Ballycastle in a state of the art Catamaran and around an 1 ½ later dock into Port Ellen harbour. On the way across a Whiskey tasting of an Irish bottling to compare with the Scotch monsters that lie in wait on the other side. Stop off for a bite of lunch (not included in the price) and then its distillery/distilleries visit.
This is a wonderful trip that appeals to the Scotch lovers of the world, of which there are many.
Depart Ballycastle 10:30am
Whiskey tasting on board boat
Arrive Port Ellen 12 noon approx.
Port Ellen hotel for lunch
Distillery visits depending on the guests wishes and availability
Depart Port Ellen 4:30pm
Arrive in Ballycastle for 6:00pm