Kerrera - Harbour Operations Information
Isle of Kerrera
Tel: (01631) 700506 (Press Option 2)
56° 23.996'N 005° 31.054'W
Wind & Weather Data
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CFL do not operate any moorings in the bay area. All enquiries should be directed to the Oban office.
There are currently no cruise ship facilities at Kerrera. All enquiries should be directed to the Oban office.
Cruise Ship Tenders
When in use, multiple cruise ship tenders can land at Kerrera. This is a non-ISPS compliant facility, and vessel owners are advised to contact the Oban Port Manager to discuss security arrangements prior to any landing.
There are currently no commercial vessel facilities at Kerrera. All enquiries should be directed to the Oban office.
Small fishing vessels are permitted to use the Kerrera pier upon agreement with Oban Pier Master. Contact 01631 565854
About the local harbour
The island is around 7 km (4 mi) long and around 2 km (1 1⁄4 mi) wide, and is separated from the mainland by the Sound of Kerrera, about 500 m (1⁄4 mi) wide. The highest point on Kerrera is Carn Breugach at 189 m (620 ft). The island is linked to the mainland by two ferry services. There are tracks that lead to the scattered settlements in the centre and south of the island. The south end circular walking loop takes around 3 hours to walk.
The island is known for the ruined Gylen Castle, a small tower house built in 1582. It was also the place where Alexander II of Scotland died in 1249.
There are 28 ferry sailings daily. These are from Gallanach slip, 550m to Kerrera Slip.
There is no anchorage available at Kerrera.
Port Authority / Operator
Authority: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)
Operator: CalMac Harbours (Division of CalMac Ferries Ltd)
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River / Tidal Berths
Commercial cargo handling facilities
Waste - No
Harbour User Information
CalMac Harbours would welcome all feedback on Navigation and Port Waste Management. For the questionnaires, please refer to the Procedures and Documents section of the website.