Island "Hopscotch" Passes
If you want the freedom to hop around a bit from mainland to island and from island to the peninsulas west of Glasgow, then it may be worth buying an "Island Hopscotch" ticket from the ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (tel. 0870/565-0000; www.calmac.co.uk). For example, you can hop from Wymess Bay to the Isle of Bute, from there to Cowal peninsula, and then onward to Kintyre peninsula. In summer, the cost for that excursion is around £9 per passenger and £40 for a car. Call tel.0870/565-0000.