I’ve been asked a question on how to get to Olkhon Island from Listvyanka.
In summer time you can get from Listvyanka villgae to Olkhon Island only by water.
I translated an official timetable for summer 2011. This is timetable for regualar hydrofoil boats. After the season it’s also possible to rent a private boat, in September prices may start from 15 000 roubles a day.
In winter time it’s possible to get to Olkhon Island on ice road by car or…dog sledding (?) :-)