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Mull and Iona ferries

Temecula, California
3 posts
Mull and Iona ferries

I suffer from motion sickness but really only if the water is rough. Will I have a problem on the Mull and/or Iona ferries?

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Marlow, United...
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1. Re: Mull and Iona ferries

The Iona ferry can roll a bit if there is a swell but the crossing only lasts 5-10 minutes and you will be out on deck in the fresh air so I doubt it would be a problem. The Mull ferry is a fairly big boat and it's a reasonably sheltered route so it would take pretty bad weather to upset most people (and the crossing only takes 40 minutes). When are you travelling?

Temecula, California
3 posts
2. Re: Mull and Iona ferries

We are traveling in August. Would you recommend buying tickets before we leave or would the day before suffice?

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3. Re: Mull and Iona ferries

There are 3 ferries to Mull. The Oban to Craignure is the only one you can book in advance and it gets booked up regularly in summer. I wouldn’t risk turning up without booking. In August I’d book a couple of weeks in advance. If you go for the Lochaline or the Kilchoan ferries you can’t book in advance.

Edinburgh, United...
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4. Re: Mull and Iona ferries

If you are taking a car you should book the Oban to Craignure ferry. If you get there earlier or later and there is space on another ferry, your ticket is still valid.

I can be prone to seasickness - I have lost my breakfast on an Islay to Kennacraig crossing and a Barra to Oban crossing - but I have never even felt remotely queasy on the Mull crossing. The majority of it is in very sheltered waters.

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