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Port Ellen
55°37.580'N, 006°11.365'W Chart icon.png
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Port Ellen - Fishing pontoon

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Charts

See Scotland.

Weather

See Scotland.

Passages

  • Campbeltown - Port Ellen. Passage of 49 Nm. Pay attention to tidal streams of 1-3 Kt to each direction. Plan passages accordingly.

See also Scotland.

Communication

See Scotland.

Navigation

Approach the bay from south-east towards the lighthouse on the SW side of the bay. There is "Keep East" cardinal sign at the entrance, steer to NNE when you're south of the sign then steer NE when East of the sign.

Warning: Beware of 2 lines of rocks and reefs closing the bay at SEE side of the bay. The bay is marked with lateral and cardinal buoys - read and follow them carefully.

Big ferries approaching the harbour may cause significant streams and interfere with your berthing at a pontoon.

Berthing

Berthing at pontoon at the North-East side of the bay NE to the ferry terminal. There are two pontoons, one for larger yachts with 4m depth guaranteed, the smaller is for local boats with a shallower draft.

There is local volunteer coming between 1600 and 1700 to collect a fee for berthing. It's 20 pounds for 11 m yacht. You can pay at a store called "Sparks" and located 5 min walk from the harbour.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

There are moorings W of the port where you can also anchor off.

Amenities

Facilities
Water At the pontoon without additional charges
Electricity At the pontoon without additional charges
Toilets There is WC at the port office on the ferry terminal
Showers Showers available at the nearest hostel at 2-3 pounds per visitor. The hostel consists of 2 white buildings at the second line from the shore
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Provisioning

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Eating out

There are one pizzeria and one restaurant with a bar in the city. Both located 100m N from the harbour.

Transportation

Ferry to Ireland and to Campbeltown.

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

  • 13 distilleries on the island. Laphroaig, Port Ellen, Lagavulin, Bowmores and Arberg in walking availability from the bay.

Friends

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Forums

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Links

References & Publications

See United Kingdom.

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