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Scavaig, Rum & Muck

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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


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


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

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 23rd Aug 2022
I reviewed these notes in August 2022 and noticed David's comments re Kildonan Bay; Antares has a comprehensive survey of that bay. No changes
Anchorage off Kildonan House - Eigg
Written by David Leslie | 26th Nov 2021
Using pilot, Navionics, depth sounder, cautiously anchored off Kildonan House beach between rocks in a shallow-ish pool (2 meter cd on way in, 3 meter in pool). Holding good, shelter good - a great little anchorage. Wouldn't work in a South East to Easterly wind. In a force 4-5 from the North, it was fine.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 16th Jul 2021
No changes
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 16th Jul 2021
No changes
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.
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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