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Port Ellen Harbour, 
Port Ellen,
Isle of Islay
PA42


CoordinatesPosition 55 37.6N 006 11.4W
YachtsPort Ellen is a popular yacht destination with approximately 1600 visiting yachtsper season. Information for yachts intending to use the Port Ellen Marina pontoons is available at www.portellenmarina.co.uk
Cruise ShipsCruise ships under 100m (South berth) or 80m (North berth)in length  with a maximum draft of 4.3m can be accommodated on the finger pier - subject to its not being required for the lifeline ferry service or occupied by any vessel providing grain deliveries for the island's distilleries and subject to CMAL NTM No. SN/04 Safe Speed and Under Keel Clearance When Navigating CMAL Harbours. Cruise vessels are requested not to anchor in the approaches to the ferry berth. Cruise Vessels are advised to check the CMAL website http://www.cmassets.co.uk/harbours/standing-notice-to-mariners/ for all NTMs, including the four Standing NTMs.
Cruise Ship TendersAs Port Ellen is an ISPS compliant port all tenders should land at the fixed steps which are alongside the Marina
Commercial VesselsApproximately 100 commercial vessels attend the port each year. The finger pier can accommodate vessels up to 100m (South berth) or 80m (North berth) with a maximum draft of 4.3m.  The quay wall beyond the pier can accommodate vessels of approximately 35m in length, with a draft of 3m. Vessels are requested not to anchor in the approaches to the ferry berth. Vessels are advised to check the CMAL website for all NTMs, including the four Standing NTMs.
Fishing VesselsFishing vessels can land on the quay wall which is 35m long with a depth of 3m. If this is occupied then either the linkspan or the fish quay wall can be used. Vessel should berth at the fish quay. Power is available from metered bollards, cards can be obtained from the machine which is located next to the terminal building. Vessels are advised to check theCMAL website for all NTMs, including the four Standing NTMs.
About the local harbourPort Ellen is generally well sheltered from all but southerly winds. There is an anchorage towards Kilnaughton Bay and the finger pier can accommodate vessels up to 100m (South berth) and 80m (North berth) with a maximum draft of 4.3m. The quay wall can take vessel of up to 35m and 3m draft. Vessels are advised to check the CMAL website for all NTMs, including the four Standing NTMs. Port Ellen has three distilleries in easy walking distance, accessible via the Three Distilleris path which runs from the Primary School to Ardbeg Distillery. The village has a small collection of shops, local restaurants and cafes. 
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Pilotage guidanceNo pilotage is offered. Standing NTMs can be found at http://www.cmassets.co.uk/harbours/standing-notice-to-mariners/ 
Ferry MovementsThere are approximately 1500 ferry movements per year. Ferries have priority for berthing on the finger pier.
AnchorageThere is one designated anchorage position in the harbour for largwe vessels at position 55 37.5N 006 12.5W. This is 0.6 nm from the landing position at the fixed steps by the Marina. It has 8.6m of charted depth. The harbour can accommodate approximately an additional 10 yachts at anchor.
MooringsThere are no moorings within the harbour limits
PontoonsPort Ellen Marina has 38 berths available on a first-come first-served basis. Details availalble at www.portellenmarina.co.uk
ContactHarbour Manager & DPFSO
Andrew Campbell
andrew.campbell@calmac.co.uk
01496 730172
The Ferry Terminal, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, PA42 7DW
FacilitiesWaste - Yes
Electricity - No
Showers - Yes
Water - Yes
Fuel - No

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