Set in a man-made lagoon and situated on Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland, Portavadie Marina is one of the UK’s most modern marinas, with deep water, sheltered berthing, stunning purpose-built marina facilities and boatyard services.
Summer Opening Times are valid from 29th March - 31st October 2013
Please note that management reserve the right to amend opening times without prior notice.
Just a few miles to the north of the Isle of Arran, our Five Gold Anchor award-winning marina is a gateway to some of the best sailing waters on the west coast of Scotland. Islands, harbours, safe anchorages and good shore-side facilities are within easy reach, while the entrance to the Crinan Canal at nearby Ardrishaig opens up the west coast and the islands beyond. The scenery provides a fabulous backdrop. With marina and other boating facilities developing in nearby locations, a whole season could easily be spent exploring this area.
We welcome short and long-term berthing, so whether you are looking for somewhere to park your boat overnight or over winter, Portavadie Marina will suit you. Our friendly and experienced marina team will be on hand to provide advice on the best cruising grounds, show you the facilities and services on offer and generally help you out wherever they can.
With fully serviced berths in a protected deep water lagoon, berthing at Portavadie Marina could not be safer or easier. As a berth holder, you will have access to a suite of marina facilities. We like to think we have catered for most guests’ potential requirements (there is even a family bathroom equipped with TV). Come ashore for our award-winning restaurants and bars, beauty and wellbeing and comfortable accommodation.
We have 230 berths that can accommodate vessels up to 70ft. There is no restriction on draft and the berths are accessible at all times of the tide. The lagoon is protected by two breakwaters and six concrete wave-attenuating pontoons, each weighing 14 tonnes. The pontoons are extra-wide, making berthing safer and easier and also allowing you to load and unload your boat with ease. The berths, supplied by Walcon with Seaflex anchoring systems, are fully serviced. Water, 240v power and lighting are all available.
We are happy to offer you assistance entering or leaving your berth. Please call on VHF Channel 80 for this free service. Visitors arriving by boat after hours of service can find vacant berths on either S, A, B or C pontoons.
We also offer a range of marine services in our boatyard, from engine repair to electrical installations.
As a berth holder you have access to the following marina facilities:
Check your emails and surf the net from the comfort of your own boat with WiFi provided by Spectrum Interactive. Free WiFi is available in the Lodge.
Shop and chandlery
Stock up on essential provisions, or take a gift back home. Find what you need for that running repair or replace that lost item. The well-stocked chandlery offers everything from waterproof and shore-wear garments to specialist items such as fittings and charts. Butane and propane gas are also available. Please enquire at the marina office if you need to buy any.
Both diesel and petrol available from an easily accessible fuel berth. The fuel berth is located on pontoon hammerhead G.
Electricity take-off points are available in the boat yard. All electricity supplies are controlled by a metered system on a pay-as-you-go basis. You can purchase electricity cards from the marina office or from the marina bar outside of office hours.
The laundry room is within the toilet and shower block and the machines are token-operated. Tokens and soap powder are available from the reception.
Toilets, showers and family bathroom
There is 24-hour access to the toilets and showers. Take advantage of our family bathroom, complete with large bath, wet room, his and hers vanity with fresh towels and TV.
Rubbish and glass disposal
You can recycle glass, cardboard, plastic, newspapers and magazines at our recycling facility.
This is ideal for launching and recovering smaller vessels off trailers.
Restaurants and bars
Come ashore for local produce from Argyll`s larder, freshly prepared cuisine, a few drinks and a convivial atmosphere.
We can provide a full range of accommodation, from luxury apartments to cosy cottage, if you fancy a few nights onshore.
Beauty and wellbeing
We offer a fabulous range of treatments, from facials to relaxing massages, while our sports therapist can help sailors soothe their tired muscles.
We offer a range of marine services in our boatyard:
12-tonne travel hoist (max 4.5m beam) and a telehandler available for masts. Lift out for minor maintenance or for storage ashore.
A cradle hire is available for storage ashore, and electricity and water are available.
See our full list of services and pricing on the marine services page.