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Lochboisdale Harbour Operations Information

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Lochboisdale Ferry Terminal

Isle of South Uist

HS8 5TH

 

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

E-mail: harbour.operations@calmac.co.uk (Marine Enquiries Only)

VHF: Ch12

Coordinates

N57°09'07.88

W007°18'14.70

Weather

The current weather forecast can be viewed at the following link:

Lochboisdale 7-Day Weather Forecast

ISPSYes

Yachts

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.

Anchorage

Anchorages available as per charts.

Moorings

There are no CalMac moorings within the harbour limits

Pontoons

There is a new marina at Lochboisdale with full facilities for visiting yachts.

Authority / Operator

Authority: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd

Operator: CalMac Harbours (Division of CalMac Ferries Ltd)

Ownership

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd

Approx. annual tonnage

1 000 000 GT

Principle traffic

Ferry / Cargo / Fishing

River / Tidal Berths

Yes

LOA

80m

Draft

4.0m

No. of berths

1

Commercial cargo handling facilities

Linkspans: 1 capacity 120T

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Facilities

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

Harbour User Information

The most recent Bathymetric Survey can be found at:

Lochboisdale Bathymetric Survey [2MB] Lochboisdale Bathymetric Survey 2 [2MB] Lochboisdale Bathymetric Survey 3 [1MB]

Workboat Checklist

Calmac Harbours Workboat Checklist [419KB]

 

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