Loch Fyne, which means Loch of the Wine or Vine, is a sea loch located off the Firth of Clyde. It forms part of the coast of Cowal peninsula, situated on the west coast of Bute and Argyll, Scotland. Loch Fyne extends 65 km (40 ml) inland from Sound of Bute, making it the longest sea loch. It is linked with Sound of Jura by Crinan Canal. Although no evidence was found that grapes have grown there, the title is presumably honorific, indicating the "Abhainn Fìne" river was well-respected.
- In the north Loch Fyne's terrain is mountainous, with Arrochar Alps, Arrochar, Beinn Bhuidhe, Glen Croe, Glen Fyne, Glen Shira, Loch Lomond and Tyndrum nearby. It is overlooked by Tinkers' Heart, old travelers' monument.
- A popular area for fishing and sport diving, Loch Fyne is also a popular destination with attractions like Inveraray Castle and nearby ruins of Old Castle Lachlan and Castle MacEwen.
- Portavadie village is on the loch's east shore. A passenger ferry sails to Tarbert from Portavadie's slipway.
- Seals, dolphins and otters inhabit the loch. Basking sharks may appear in its waters during summer months. Ross's gull was present in early 2007.
- Crinan Canal links Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig and Sound of Jura at Crinan's hamlet, giving a shortcut for smaller ships from the Hebrides which save the longer route around Kintyre peninsula. The canal was constructed between 1794-1801 under the supervision of John Rennie (1761-1821). In 1816 Thomas Telford (1757-1834) redisgned parts of Crinan Canal to fix technical issues with water supplies. There are 15 Locks along canal's 9-mile length.
- Loch Fyne boasts a reputation for the oyster fishery. As a consequence, it has given its name to the locally-owned Loch Fyne Oysters as well as to associated Loch Fyne Restaurants. It's also notable for herring-fishing industry, and the well known Loch Fyne Kipper. In the middle of the19th century, Loch Fyne was a center of the battle between traditional drift-net fishermen and new trawl-net fishermen who appeared around Campbeltown and Tarbert in 1833.
Highlights: Loch Fyne Oysters, Arduaine Garden, Inveraray Castle
Loch Fyne cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Loch Fyne Scotland dock (anchor) at Inveraray (port town on the loch's inner west coast) or at Tarbert.
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Port Loch Fyne cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Loch Fyne, Scotland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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