Getting to Portavadie
The Longer Drive – approx. 91 miles from Glasgow
From Glasgow follow signs for the Erskine Bridge and pick up the A82 along Loch Lomond to Tarbet. Then take the A83 towards Inveraray and Campbelltown.
After the Rest and Be Thankful turn left on to the A815, signposted Dunoon then at Strachur turn right on to the A886, signposted Portavadie, Glendaruel and Colintraive.
Just after Glendaruel, turn right on to A8003 for Tighnabruaich then continue on the A8000 towards Portavadie.
At Millhouse follow the signs to ferry and Portavadie Marina.
DRIVERS BEWARE!! – THE B8000 IS SHOWN ON SAT NAV AS THE ROAD TO TAKE – THIS IS A VERY SCENIC AND SINGLE TRACK ROUTE.
The Shorter Drive – approx. 72 miles from Glasgow
From Glasgow take the M8/A8 to Gourock, then catch the ferry (Western Ferries) from McInroy’s Point to Hunter’s Quay near Dunoon, a 20 minute crossing.
Booking for cars and passengers is not necessary for the ferry but we would suggest that ferry tickets are purchased in advance. Tickets purchased are not time limited.
Turn right on to A815, then shortly after leaving the 40 mph area turn left on B836, a single track road with passing places.
After about 17 miles, turn right on A886, then left on A8003 towards Tighnabruaich, Kames and Portavadie.
By Ferry from Tarbert
It is only a 4 mile crossing on the Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry (foot passengers and vehicles) to Portavadie. The crossing takes approximately 25 minutes. Portavadie Marina is just a two minute walk from the Ferry Terminal. Pre-booking for cars and foot passengers for the Ferry is not necessary. The summer timetable can be found here.