Once round Ardnamurchan, the sound of Sleat offers two safe havens for yachts exploring the Hebrides or on a passage to the North West. One located in the heart of Arisaig Village and the other in Mallaig Village.
Arisaig Marina - Loch Nan Ceall
Arisaig offers shelter in all conditions. The commonly used sailing directions which describe the entrance to Arisaig as “challenging” are now out of date. The entrance to Arisaig is marked by a 3 metre square white mark visible from many miles away. The channel into Loch Nan Ceall is clearly marked with port and starboard perches. Access for shallow draft yachts is at all states of the tide but for those with deeper draft it is advisable to wait for 2 hours either side of low water at springs.
Arisaig Marine (Tel: 01687 450224 or VHF16 or 80) provides permanent and visitor moorings, with a pontoon for short stay changeovers or taking on water. Diesel is available at the stone pier or by arrangement with Arisaig Marine.
Facilities: Toilet, Shower and Laundry facilities are available. The Marina also has a lovely tea room and gift shop. You will find a wide selction of nautical gifts and locally made crafts. You can enjoy beautiful home baking a selection of speciality teas, organic fairtrade coffee, fruit smoothies, milkshakes and ice cream.
Mallaig is a haven for sailors of all types due to the sheltered waters, stunning scenery and facilities that are all within walking distance of the village of Mallaig.
The brand new marina facilites in mallaig comprise of a secure pontoon suitable for 50 vessels with walk -on access to the shore. The marina provides fresh water, electricity and wi-fi on site. As Mallaig is a working port, there is also complete servicing facilities including a slipway, boat builders and marine engineers available as well as a well stocked ship chandlers.
Facilities - Stone built Mallaig Marina Centre houses state of the art Toilets, Showers and Laundry facilities for yachting personnel. The centre also has a Bakehouse serving fresh bread, pastries and hot drinks. A Crannog serving wood fired pizzas.
The marina has a coded security gate and is well light in the evenings. The centre is open March - Sept daily 8am-8pm.