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Tarbert, Lower Loch Fyne

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


55:52' N 005:24' W


Admiralty 2381

Rules & Regulations



Straight forwards Enough, but keep well clear of Madadh Maol and don't turn towards the pontoons too soon..see chart

Tidal Data Times & Range

+0120 Dover MHWS 3.4 MHWN 2.9 MLWN 1.1 MLWS 0.3   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master. VHF #14; tel 01880 820334,
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East Loch Tarbert is approached by heading northwards up Lower Loch Fyne. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

There are no anchoring possibilities within the harbour itself, ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 24th Aug 2022
I reviewed these notes in August 2022. I cannot disagree with the skipper below - the changes they have wrought over the years is marvellous and the sailmakers is still here. And, if you are so inclined there is still the option of dropping in to shop and then nipping across to the other side of the loch and spend a night with the otters.
Great value
Written by Grr | 24th Mar 2022
The value here is excellent.
The price for visitor berthing includes both electricity and showers, unlike many marinas,
And the shower/toilet block is the best of any marina I have visited.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 26th Jul 2021
I reviewed these notes in July 2021. The facilities have improved here over the last few years; the chandlery is well stocked, the showers and toilets are much improved. Additionally they have laundrette facilities and include Camping Gaz 907s in their supplies. They are cheaper than some other places on Loch Fyne.
Update Summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 5th Jul 2019
These notes were reviewed in July 2019. The text has been edited to include the new amenities block along with the new office and pump out facility. The new prices have been added.
Written by Mike and Lynda | 8th May 2019
New toilet and shower block now open.
Regular Rallies
Written by SeaFury | 15th Aug 2017
If you are the kind of sailor that likes a quiet harbour it would be wise to ask if they have any rallies planned. I experienced loud base music from a private party in the semi permanent nearby marquee (1400 - 2300)
I understand from the HM that this is a regular occurrence at weekends.
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Written by Don Thomson | 19th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. The price stays at £2.50 pmpn but the really good news is that they hope to start the new toilets later this summer. Be aware that on the weekend of June 3rd and 4th there will be nearly 100 yachts visiting Tarbert so they are fully booked that weekend.
Update 2015 Further
Written by dononshytalk | 22nd Apr 2015
I'm afraid that they are still trying to get funding for the new amenities building, so we're stuck with what has been there for a while now.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. We have updated prices. Please note that the Green Conical buoy to the SW of Cock Rock has been moved slightly eastwards. We understand that there are plans in place for a new amenities block here but have been unable to ascertain when they hope to have them completed.
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Harbour Toilets
Written by Super ted | 28th Apr 2014
I love visiting Tarbert harbour BUT you would think that with the size of the harbour and the amount of visiting boats they would spend the money to upgrade the *well used* old toilet block. Foe me it is the the only downfall to the place. Please bring this harbour into the 21st century!
Tarbert Harbour
Written by Boatguy136 | 11th Sep 2013
I've been visiting Tarbert on boats for many years, and have recently berthed our boat here on a more or less permanent basis. Friendly people, good pubs & food. Harbour rot sets in quite quickly!
Northern Lights.
Tarbert saved my sanity
Written by johnnyseagull | 31st Mar 2013
The day had been almost windless but damp. Four hours of 'soft rain' as I headed for Portavadie had sapped my enthusiasm and sopped my clothes and feet. A last minute course change to Tarbert in time to buy a fan heater in the town was one of my better ideas. Dried off and with a large fish supper in me this delightful town has won me over. I stopped here again on the way back.
Johnny Seagull
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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 7th Mar 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 7th of March 2013. Prices have been updated for the 2013 season and a link to their website included. The facilities here have been much improved since the beginning of this century - whether you consider this to be good or bad depends on your point of view!
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