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Scavaig, Rum & Muck

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign

Waypoint

N/A

Charts

AC 2207 Point of Ardnamurchan to the sound of Sleat; AC 2208 Mallaig to Canna Harbour; Imray C66 Mallaig to Outer Hebrides (not suitable for close in nav); SC 5616 Ardnamurchan to the Shiant Islands (several covering this area)

Rules & Regulations

None Known

Hazards

Scavaig: large rock/reef in the middle of the final entrance. Gallanach Bay (Muck) rocks and reefs close to the line of the approach

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW in the Small Isles is between 45 mins (Sp) and 1.30 (Np) before HW Ullapool and at Loch Scavaig it is 40mins before HW Ullapool. Small Isles MHWS 4.7m MHWN 3.5m MLWN 1.6m MLWS 0.5m. Scavaig is 0.2m less throughout the range.

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General Description

The Small Isles consist of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna and you can spend three or four days exploring them (and many do); ... read more

Approach

The first thing to note is that the Admiralty and Imray charts are of insufficient scale ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

8 comments
Update summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st Jul 2019
These notes were reviewed in July 2019. I haven't heard of any changes but have updated the charts.
Anchoring Rhum
Written by Northern Way | 15th Jul 2018
Anchored between the CalMac slipway and opposite shore. Witnessed a couple of yachts departing with lots of weed on their anchors.
Wind got up and there was some vicious gusts coming down out of the mountains.
Slowly started to drag until the CQR had picked up enough weed to make it ineffective.
Took a long time to clear it and then could not get it to set again.
Called it a day and headed to Skye.
Canna anchoring
Written by dashhouse | 26th Jun 2018
I anchored in Canna in June 2018, in 3m in the middle of the bay to the west of the Cal-Mac slip. There was no weed, just a lovely muddy bottom!
July 2017 visit to Canna
Written by Eclipse II | 31st Jul 2017
First visit for us and a great natural harbour with 8 visitor moorings (no pick up buoys) round the perimeter of the harbour. Some beautiful walks but not many places to bring the dinghy ashore due to the large rise & fall of the tide. We used the Cal-Mac slip and carried the dinghy up to the top of the slip as the ferry wasn't due that day. The small restaurant / bar is open and has wifi. The adjacent shop sells some local produce eg eggs, milk and some basic stores etc and island souvenirs and houses the honesty box which is £10 a night per buoy. A regularly cleaned toilet (and visitor room) and skips for rubbish are on the Cal-Mac pier.
UPDATE APRIL 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 18th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. Apart from the addition of the pontoon in Port Mor on Muck I have made no changes.
Muck visiors pontoon.
Written by birdman | 1st Sep 2016
Hi, Muck (Port Mor) now has an excellent visitors pontoon! Room for about 6 vessels, cost £5, proceeds to the primary school. It has limited depth but provides a useful alternative to anchoring in this cosy bay for modest size yachts.
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Rum, Muck & Canna
Written by Miura | 20th Apr 2015
Visited all 3 last year in good weather. We really had superb cruising. Rum was definitely the most interesting and the old mansion is worth a visit. There is a guided tour every afternoon. There are well marked hiking trails from the village. There was no restaurant open when we were there. The holding in Loch Scresort is slightly suspect - we had several goes with our Rocna to get through the weed.
Canna has a very picturesque anchorage. Again, thick kelp was a bit of a challenge. There is very good fishing quite close inshore to the NE of the approach to anchorage entrance. We filled a bin bag in no time just before going in. NB. The Isle of Canna restaurant is no longer on Canna! We booked it only to discover it had moved to the mainland the year before. Lucky we had the fish!
We also visited Muck, anchoring in Port Mor. There was a tea room near the anchorage with a decent evening menu. The entrance looked tricky but the CCC SDs are more than adequate to get in safely. In good weather this cruising ground is on a par with the best available anywhere on the planet in my humble opinion. Don't forget your mosquito repellant or you will provide fine dining for hordes of local midges.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. Nothing has changed (or is likely to!)
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