Colonsay is known for Colonsay House and diverse birdlife, including the rare corncrake. Its landscape is beautiful and varied, with some of the finest sandy beaches in the Hebrides. The hotel is near the harbour, and there is a café/bakery, and a shop/post office. The airstrip has been upgraded and there are scheduled services from Oban Airport. Colonsay Community Development Company supplies fuel through the Village Store (100m from the harbour).
The pier and yacht berths are owned by CMAL and a fee is payable for use of the pier, harbour or slipway. Petrol and diesel, by cans. There is a short stay charge of four hours, or a normal fee valid for 96 hours. There is an honesty box and vessels should pay on arrival.