An ideal base for cruising the West Coast of Scotland, Ardfern is easily accessible by road. There are no tidal access problems or lock gates and it is perfectly located for an abundance of gentle local sailing among the many sheltered sea lochs and islands nearby. More adventurous cruising to the Hebrides is also within easy reach of the yacht centre.



Local Information

An online guide to sailing facilities around the Scottish Coast can be found at the Sail Scotland website www.sailscotland.co.uk
The comprehensive tourist guide to all attractions and activities can be found at the Visit The Heart of Argyll website www.heartofargyll.com 
The local village hall website providing full details of up coming events www.craignishvillagehall.org.uk

Explore the history of Kilmartin Glen, Scotlands richest prehistoric landscape. www.kilmartin.org

Boat Trips

Specialist boat trips to Corryvreckan, www.venture-west.co.uk

High speed coded RIB for skippered charter from Crinan and Loch Sween. www.venture-west.co.uk

Jura passenger ferry, Tayvallich to Craighouse during summer months. www.jurapassengerferry.com

Coastal Connection. High speed coded RIBS for skippered private charter or sight seeing trips, running from Oban. www.coastal-connection.co.uk

Yacht Charters

Argyll Yacht Charters www.argyll-yachtcharters.co.uk

Scottish Yacht Charters www.scottishyachtcharters.co.uk

Yacht / Sailing clubs

Clyde Cruising Club www.clyde.org

Royal Highland Yacht Club www.rhyc.org.uk

Oban Sailing Club www.obansailingclub.org

Getting here by sea

General information regarding sailing on the west coast of Scotland www.westcoastboating.org

Scottish Anchorages website, providing information on what to see and do when you have anchored - from Sanda Island to Loch Scavaig www.scottishanchorages.co.uk

Dedicated website on the natural phenmonon that is the Corryvreckan www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk

Isle of Jura community website, information on the island along with upcoming events etc. www.juradevelopment.co.uk

Isle of Gigha community website, information on the island along with upcoming events etc. www.gigha.org.uk

Isle of Islay community website, information on the island along with upcoming events etc. www.islayinfo.com


West Coast Motors www.westcoastmotors.co.uk

Contact Number 01586 552 319

Citylink Bus www.citylink.co.uk

Reservations line 0871 266 33 33

Scotrail www.scotrail.co.uk

Local taxi A. MacDonald 01852 500 638

KJ Cabs, Mid Argyll. 0797 0158 406

Avis Car hire Quote K798012 at time of booking

Traffic Scotland. Local travel information, weather warnings, road works etc. www.trafficscotland.org

Places to eat/food supplies

Ardfern Village Store Tel 01852 500298 good shop for stocking boats (local products).

The Galley of Lorne, local village pub, with rooms, restaurant and function suite. 2 minutes walk through the village from the Yacht Centre www.galleyoflorne.co.uk Tel 01852 500 284

The Crafty Kitchen, Ardfern. Shop and Cafe located within the village offering a fine selection of refreshements, home baking and full meals. Open daily March to September and offering evening meals Friday and Saturday nights June, July and August. The shop offers a wide selection of books, Jewellery, Handbags and kids stuff.

A Lively pub located in the village of Craobh, there is a track over the hill linking Ardfern and Craobh. www.lordoftheisles.co.uk

A Traditional village pub/hotel in Kilmartin, bar meals with large dinning area and rooms. Enroute to Lochgilphead. www.kilmartin-hotel.com

The Glebe Cairn Cafe, rustic cafe within Kilmartin house musem, serving a rich variety of dishes use local produce, check website for special events and latest menus. www.kilmartin.org

Loch Melfort Hotel - picturesque hotel and restaurant approximately 10 minutes north of Ardfern enroute to Oban. www.lochmelfort.co.uk

The only pub/hotel on the Island of Jura. www.jurahotel.co.uk

The Kilberry Inn. Lying mid way between Lochgilphead and Tarbert on the B8024, a road which follows the western coast line of the Knapdale peninsula, offering stunning views of the Sound of Jura, Islay, Gigha and North to the Inner Hebrides. The Inn offers a warm welcome, wonderful food and five comfortable bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms. www.kilberryinn.com

Whitehouse Restaurant, Loch Aline. www.thewhitehouserestaurant.co.uk

The Boathouse Restaurant, Kingairloch Estate. A unique restaurant situated in a renovated boathouse at the head of Loch a'' Choire. Menus change weekly reflecting the produce available however, focusing on the estates venison and vegetables grown within the walled garden along with local seafood. With 6 free visitors moorings and Wifi it makes the perfect overnight stop. www.kingairloch.co.uk


The Galley of Lorne, Ardfern. See link above

Self Catering Aird House www.craignishholidays.co.uk

Primrose Cottage B&B, in the heart of Ardfern www.primrosecottageb-b.co.uk

Achanduin Cottage. B&B located just 500m from the head of the pontoons. Lunches and evening meals also available. 01852 500 708 www.achanduincottage.com

Craignish Cottages www.lochcraigcotts.co.uk

Corranmor House tel 01852 500 609 Bed and Breakfast

The Loch Melfort Hotel, see link above.

Glenmore Country House Bed & Breakfast www.glenmorecountryhouse.co.uk

The Kilmartin Hotel, Kilmartin. See link above.

Dunchraigaig Bed & Breakfast, situated in the heart of Kilmartin Glen www.dunchraigaig.co.uk


British Marine Federation www.britishmarine.co.uk