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Flag, Red Ensign


57° 00.80N 005° 49.35W


AC 2541 Mallaig Harbour & Loch Nevis (useful for the Inverie Bay anchorages): AC 2208 Mallaig to Canna Harbour; Imray C65 Crinan to Mallaig (with harbour plan for Mallaig); SC5616.3 Sound of Arisaig to Mallaig

Rules & Regulations

When red lights are displayed on the signals mast on the Steamer Pier the harbour is closed to all vessels, with the exception of the CalMac ferries.


Eilean na h-Acairseid – just to the South West of the harbour and, unless you are being forced on to a lee shore, should not be in your way. Sgeir Dhearg lying just to the North of the Outer Harbour wall, topped by a WG Sector light Fl(2) and it’s associated reef marked by a SHM (buoy) topped with a Q.G light. The WRG sector light on the Steamer Pier leads inside this rock& reef.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Mallaig is HW Oban + 17, MHWS 5.0m MHWN 3.6m MLWN 2.1m MLWS 0.8m   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Office     01687 462154  VHF 09 
Marina attendant    07824 331031  
Johnston’s Chandlery (for  diesel)    01687 462215
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The only approach to Mallaig is through the channel between Sgeir Dhearg and the mainland. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

They have maintained prices for another couple of years now.... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 11th Aug 2022
Reviewed in August 2022. Prices have gone up otherwise no change
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 8th Jul 2021
I reviewed these notes in July 2021. The amenities block is closed from 8pm to 8am until Covid rules are relaxed after which they intend to make them 24/7. Prices have been maintained for this summer.
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 29th May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. THE AMENITIES BLOCK IS ONCE AGAIN ACCESSIBLE 24/7. Prices have been kept the same. New charts uploaded.
Amenities no longer 24/7
Written by dashhouse | 26th Jun 2018
I visited in June 2018 and can confirm that the staff are very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the amenities block is no longer 24/7. Because there had been trouble with vagrants sleeping in there overnight, the block is now closed at eight in the evening until eight in the morning.

Fuel is available by hose. I needed 170 ltrs, which Johnson’s reluctantly supplied from the facility in the outer dock. The situation is by no means ideal. You need to tie up in the northeast corner by the yellow pumps and use the right-hand ladder to use the number 2 pump (the other one is a high-pressure pump). It’s very awkward, but doable. My advice would be to bunker in Arisaig, but check availability first.
6th & 14th July visits
Written by Eclipse II | 31st Jul 2017
Facilities open 24/7 by code. Immaculately clean and a credit to the 2 very helpful staff who man this and the office. I had an outboard problem and they arranged an engineer to meet us on arrival and take it for repairs. It was back within 2 hrs and did not cost an arm & a leg! Well stocked Co-op and other shops and good chandlery.
They have a red light system for arriving & sailing so contact Mallaig harbour for permission to enter or sail due to ferry traffic.
Thanks Silver wind
Written by Don Thomson | 7th Jul 2017
I am in here at the moment and can confirm the availability of the amenities block. I've edited the notes and added the information about the 3 FR lights prohibiting movement in the harbour.
Facilities open 24/7
Written by Silverwind | 3rd Jul 2017
Facilities (which are excellent) open 24/7 as of June-2017. Access by code. There was some previous issue with people jamming the door open. All is good now.
Written by Don Thomson | 12th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. They have held their prices for yet another year and the good news is that there is now fuel (diesel only). The bad news is that the amenities block is closed at 2000 and doesn't reopen until 0800 in the morning.
Nice Little Marina
Written by Skipper38 | 17th Aug 2016
The marina showers and laundry facilities are now fully operational (2016), the WiFi much improved and a fuel pump, installed on an outside Marina berth, was about to go live during a visit in June. A Co-op is available for extended hours provisioning and a number of reasonably priced restaurants provide for those wanting to eat ashore. Mallaig is now a great base for cruising the Hebrides.
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Mallaig Showers
Written by Captain Guy | 28th Jun 2016
I was there last August - still no showers etc. Reliably informed that they are now available.

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