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Loch Aline & The Sound of Mull

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56° 31.8N 005° 46.40W


AC 2390 Sound of Mull+ Loch Aline; Imray 2800 Isle of Mull and adjacent coast Chart Pack; Imray C65 Crinan to Mallaig; SC5611 Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan.

Rules & Regulations

None, apart from giving way to the ferry which needs the whole of the fairway when arriving/departing


Bogna Lurchain and the associated shallows on the Eastern side of the approach.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Loch Aline is HW Oban + 12min. MHWS 4.5m MHWN 3.2m. There is no data on LW or the range but we found the range to be about 2.5m.   (links)

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General Description

Loch Aline Harbour/Marina  01967 421783 mob 07583 800500 VHF 80 ... read more


We have given a way point on the leading line into the loch.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Inside the loch you have quite a few options for clewing up for the night; ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 9th Aug 2022
I reviewed these notes in August 2022. They are now charging £3.30 per metre per night; cf Kererra £25 per under 14m boat per night (complimentary showers and power but ferry charges))and Oban North pier £3.30 (complimentary showers and power) Basically from Oban to Tobermory expect Clyde prices.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 2nd Jul 2021
I reviewed these notes in July 2021. Prices have changed but nothing else.
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 22nd May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. There are no changes apart from the overnight tariff. I've added new charts but am puzzled by Eclipse II comments below re the depths as most of the soundings through the narrows and out into the loch are all below 3 metres and some are as low as 1.5 metres. If you do have a boat with a 2 m+ draft you would need to make an entrance HW+ or - 4 hours to be sure.
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Mid July 2017
Written by Eclipse II | 31st Jul 2017
Shoreside facilities are excellent and clean. Unfortunately the marina berth finger spaces are very tight and boats in the inner berths will be very close together. The 2 hammer heads had been reserved for 2 large charter boats so there were no suitable berths for our size bracket (11-13 Meters) so we took one of the buoys which had a chain shackled between the buoy and pick up buoy. We entered the Loch at LW and the water depth once through the narrows, but still west of the last red & green buoys was less than 3 meters.
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Mid June 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 19th Jun 2017
It was noticed during a visit in mid June that the mine is doing some work to the North of the marina office and has turned the path to the moorings and anchorages at the top of the Loch into a quagmire. We didn't venture far along the path to discover the extent of the damage but you will need your wellies if walking to the village from where you land your dinghy.
Update May 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 31st May 2017
These notes were reviewed at the end of May 2017 - the only change has been to the price which is being charged this year.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 2nd Apr 2015
These notes were updated by Don in April 2015. The marina has improved its surroundings and now can be fairly busy.
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