Hi again folks,
I apologise in advance for the lengthy question or typos...I'm factoring in a visit to the Isle of Mull into our Scotland itinerary. As we will be staying at Ballachulish the night, I have two options to hopefully arrive at Fionnphort Ferry for 10am the next day (as the plan is Iona and Staffa). Both routes have very similar in travel times (we have a car), but the difference is Oban requires booking and is heftier on price, whereas (from my understanding of what I viewed on the internet) the Corran/Ardgour and Lochaline/Fishnish crossings cannot be booked (but are frequent) and cost less than Oban. My question is, given that we wish to be in Fionnphort for a 10am sail to Staffa, would it be more advisable to take the "booked in" version of Oban or wing it with the Corran/Fishnish? Has anyone had recent experience in crossing the Corran/Fishnish route in Summer, will we possibly be waiting longer than if we take the safe "Oban" option? FYI After Iona/Staffa day trip, we plan to stay in Tobermory. Any help you could provide would be appreciated, and by all means, if I'm missing something, please feel free to enlighten me :-) ?
Thanks in advance for your time.