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Isle of Skye Yachts Location at Armadale Old Pier


As the name of the company suggests, our base is on the beautiful Isle of Skye, close to the southern tip of the Sleat (pronounced "Slate") Peninsula. This makes it possible to sail quickly to the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

Armadale (IV45 8RS - remember that most SatNav's by default will route you via the ferry) is at the end of the main road (A851) down Sleat and is the terminus of the ferry route from Mallaig on the mainland.

Armadale and Ardvasar are adjacent villages. Our boats operate from moorings in Armadale Bay immediately next to the Ferry Pier, and our Boatyard and Office facilities are 1/2 mile away in Ardvasar.

Our Pontoon,Boarding and Car Park facilities are at the private pier below the Old Youth Hostel - top centre of the bay in the photo below. Courtesy of Martin Lawrence - Yachtsmans Pilot

Armadale Bay Marina

Should you arrive early and want to explore the area you will find close to hand the Ardvasar Hotel and the Clan Donald Visitor Centre with its splendid grounds, museum, gift shop and tea room. Hot showers and wi-fi are available at our workshop in Ardvasar.

 

Please note that you can zoom in and out by clicking the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols on the map. By clicking the marker, you can enter your post code or town name and have Google produce a printable directions map in a new window with distances and timings to the moorings. Note that by Google's default, this will generally be via the ferry unless you tell it otherwise.

By train to Mallaig,via Fort William perhaps catching the Overnight Sleeper from London, and then by ferry directly to Armadale, just 100m from our boats.The West Highland Line has recently twice been voted "Top Railway Journey in the World" by Wanderlust Magazine

By plane - The nearest airport is Inverness, which is served by flights from London Gatwick and Luton (Easyjet) and Heathrow (British Airways). There are direct international flights to Inverness from Amsterdam and Zurich (Charter) and Flybe offer the option of booking through connections/codeshare via Manchester and Birmingham from throughout Europe. See the Airport Website for more information. We can arrange for the picturesque 2.5 hr road transfer from Inverness by car or "people carrier" for up to 8 people and it is usually possible to include for a provisioning stop at Tesco en-route.

From Glasgow International Airport you can get the shuttle bus to Glasgow Queen Street Station and the train to Mallaig. Prestwick Airport is a little further away and a same day transfer by public transport is not usually possible, so consider routing via Inverness as above.

From Edinburgh Airport take the train or bus to central Glasgow and proceed as above. The Airport to City Centre/Parkway Rail station is now served by the long awaited trams.

If you require further details of flights, transfers etc. then please contact us.

By car directly, over the Skye bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh or by the relaxing and scenic ferry crossing from Mallaig. The A830,"Road to the Isles" is now a smooth and picturesque journey.Both routes take the same time (about 2 ¼ hrs.) from Fort William. Allow a minimum of 4 hours total driving time from Glasgow, 2 ¼ from Inverness. If you want to bring the car and all your gear right to our pier then this is probably the best way to travel.

By Ferry, The ferry timetable is complicated by tidal constraints on the vessels serving the route. You therefore need to check for a individual timetable for the date(s) that you will be travelling. To bring a car across it is essential that you make a reservation. If we know that you are coming on the ferry at/after the designated boarding time as a foot passenger our launch will pick you and your luggage up directly from the ferry pier and take you straight to your yacht.