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Craobh Haven Marina

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Flag, Red Ensign


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AC 2326 Loch Crinan to Firth of Lorne; Imray C65 Crinan to Mallaig; SC5611.16 Approaches to Loch Melfort; SC5611.27 Seil Sound & The Sound of Insch

Rules & Regulations

None Known


Close in there is a rock close NNW of the west pier marked by a Green unlit buoy and a rock with reef just inside the entrance on the starboard side coming in – marked by a series or spherical red buoys which serve as PHMs

Tidal Data Times & Range

There are no exact figures for Craobh Haven. They are, roughly, an hour before Oban or 15mins before Loch Melfort, for which the Reeds and CCC carry different MHW and LW figures. Even the marina hasn’t got any tide tables!

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General Description

Contacts: Craobh Haven Marina (pronounced “Croove”) Marina Office 01852  500222    VHF 80    ... read more


From the South you have to leave Eilean Arsa to starboard and keep heading NE until.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Call the office on VHF 80 for instructions and see our gallery for pontoon numbering. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Channel Markers and Marina Upgrades
Written by BlowingOldBoots | 4th Dec 2023
This is the only marina that is sheltered from all weather directions in this area.
Entrance after the moles is marked with red, round fender style buoys. Outside these buoys reefs will be a hazard to most shoal draft vessels.
Starboard hand conical buoy has no reflective strip and can be difficult to spot at night.
Pontoons are being replaced, with B already replaced, including lights and shore power outlets. Sections of A will be replaced winter 23/24.
New toilet shower entry key fob introduced to maintain showers exclusively for marina users.
Works at front of of carpark well underway to tidy up area and remove old gangway landing, with landscaping, new gravel and feature piece decking installed.
Access ramp has been changed with new structure at a new location significantly reducing angle at low tide and much easier to use. New galvanised marina trolleys in place at start of 2023.
If staying for a while, there is an over hill walk to Ardfern for alternative chandlers and other restaurants, access via Lunga Estate.
Marine Electrics on site, drop off shed for Owen Sails, choice of local rigger services. Owen Sails are local and will collect if emergency repairs are needed.
New cell tower added near marina and mobile 4G service is good.
Marina wifi is good but can be patchy near A pontoon, no experience of other pontoons.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 28th Jul 2022
I reviewed these notes at the end of July 2022 ( astern of Red Fox below). Their price has gone up 20p a metre since last year - but it's always been a tad more expensive here than elsewhere on the coast.
Summer 2022…Very expensive fuel & needing some investment…
Written by Red Fox | 5th Jul 2022
Was charged £1.82/ltr when nearby Ardfern was charging £1.64… fool me once…

Showers etc and some pontoons a bit tired… again new facilities in Ardfern winning out…
Update Early Summer 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 23rd Jun 2021
I reviewed these notes in June 2021. No significant changes apart from a small increase in harbour dues (but still below £3.00 a metre
Update march 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 13th Dec 2017
These notes were reviewed in March /April 2017
June 2015 update
Written by Heretic | 15th Jun 2015
The marina is now up to a high standard with great showers, adequately stocked shop at the pub, good menu, helpful staff ( as ever!), WiFi at pontoons.
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 20th Mar 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2015. Prices have gone up to £2.45pm,pd. The shop has remained closed so the pub shop is still the only option. Mobile coverage is a little better here but still patchy but the marina now has Wifi
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