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Armadale Harbour, 
The Pier, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS 

Phone: +44 (0)1471 250090


VHF: Ch12


Position  57.0649° N, 5.9012° W


Yachts must make prior booking before approaching the pier.

Cruise Ships

Small cruise vessels up to 80m can use the face of the pier, larger cruise vessels anchor outside the bay. The cruise vessels berthing can be restricted if there are tidal restrictions and the ferry needs to tie up on the outside face of the pier. The ferry has priority berthing and prior arrangement is required.

For more information on things to see and do along with visitor information and assistance check  Isle of Skye

Cruise Ship Tenders

Tenders use the steps out with the area used for ferry berthing. Tenders can use the link span but the ferry takes priority and prior arrangement is required.

Commercial Vessels

Vessels up to 80 m can berth at the face of the pier. The pier is not recommended for overnight berthing and prior arrangement is required.

Fishing Vessels

Fishing vessels can use the face of pier. They can berth and land catches.

About the local harbour

Generally sheltered in all except an easterly wind.

Pilotage guidance

No pilotage is offered. Standing NTMs can be found at  CMAL Standing Notice to Mariners

Ferry Movements

9 ferry arrivals/departures per day in summer, 2/3 per day in the winter.


There are no designated anchorages.


Moorings are controlled by Isle of Skye Yachts on behalf of the Community.


There are no pontoons

Authority / Operator

Authority: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)

Operator: CalMac Harbours (Division of CalMac Ferries Ltd)

Approx annual tonnage

5 000 000 GT

Principal Traffic

Ferry / Cargo / Cruise

River / Tidal Berths






No of berths

2 - Linkspan Berth & East Berth (both with ferry prioritisation)


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

Commercial cargo handling facilities

Linkspans: 1 capacity 120T



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