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Lochboisdale - Harbour Operations Information

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Lochboisdale Ferry Terminal

Isle of South Uist



Phone: +44 (0) 1878 790218 (Press Option 2)

VHF: Ch12




Wind & Weather Data

Live wind and weather data can be viewed on the following link:

Live Wind and Weather Data - Lochboisdale




Yachts should keep the Calvay Lighthouse on their port side whilst transiting the sound into Lochboisdale. Yachts must make prior booking before approaching the pier.

Cruise Ships

Only cruise vessels less than 80m and with a draught of no more than 4m can use this port to come alongside.

For more information on things to do in South Uist visit  here

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Cruise Ship Tenders

There is no slipway at this port only a small set of steps at the back of the pier. The linkspan can be lowered to be used by larger tenders.

Commercial Vessels

Vessels of less than 80 meters in length and 4m or less in draught can use this port.

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Fishing Vessels

Fishing vessels can use main ferry pier when not in use by the ferry, subject to payment of  pier dues

About the local harbour

Lochboisdale is a very quiet area, it does have a new marina that could be used by Yachts. Lochboisdale offers direct access to South Uist.

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Ferry Movements

Over 500 vessel movements through out the year.


Anchorages available as per charts.


There are no CalMac moorings within the harbour limits


There is a new marina at Lochboisdale with full facilities for visiting yachts. For further information please visit Lochboisdale Harbour

Authority / Operator

Authority: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd

Operator: CalMac Harbours (Division of CalMac Ferries Ltd)


Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd

Approx. annual tonnage

1 000 000 GT

Principle traffic

Ferry / Cargo / Fishing

River / Tidal Berths






No. of berths


Commercial cargo handling facilities

Linkspans: 1 capacity 120T

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Waste - Yes
Electricity - No
Showers - No
Water - Yes
Fuel - No

Harbour User Consultative Forum

Latest meeting records can be found at the links below:

Harbour User Presentation Lochboisdale Nov 2022 [1MB] Harbour User Meeting Record Lochboisdale Nov 2022 [138KB]

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. 


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