Details for Oban Marina

Oban Marina

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Average rating 2.2 stars from 4 reviews

Address Ardantrive Kerrera
By Oban, Argyll PA34 4SX

Phone+44 (0)1631 565 333

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 115
Transient price: $2.50/ft (2017-05-06)

Other price info:


Transient: 20
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.00 (2017-05-06)

Other price info: 20 GBP fixed price.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Metered

Pricing info: 0.15 GBP per unit (5 GBP refundable deposit).

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out











Yes - Small store in the office.


Yes - Small store in the office.


Yes - Waypoint Bar and Grill. Good Oysters. Many more in Oban via the shuttle boat.



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - Up to 50 tonnes.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Kererra is an Island. There is a shuttle boat from the marina to Oban every hour between 0800 and 2300.

Other services


Reviews for Oban Marina
Oban Marina, 2016-07-02
Captain: , Crosshaven, Co cork, Ireland (184)

Unfortunately no improvement has taken place to this Marina. I was informed it's up for sale for the last four years. We did no stay as there was no certainty that the water taxi was in operation to bring us over to Oban.

Oban Marina, 2015-07-01
Captain: , Conwy, N. Wales (14080)

We've just visited Oban for the second time, and unfortunately it's gone quite seriously down-hill. The facilities are worse than on our first visit - the showers were unpleasant and the worst part is having to stand in other people's dirty shower water, and having to pay for the privilege!

My previous review is below, and everything there still stands - this could be a great place. However, Oban is now down to 2 stars and dangerously close to 1. Guys you need to tear down and rebuild the shower and toilets block, completely replace the plumbing and water supply and work out a proper cleaning rota. Your prices are expensive, justify them.

Previous review:

Oban has a very relaxed, personal atmosphere. The marina is on an island across from the town - there are pontoon berths, visitor moorings and space for anchoring. There are no codes or access cards for the facilities and its a good spot, with a great view of the town across the bay. A free water taxi runs every hour between the marina and the town (on the hour from the marina, 10 minutes past from town).

The office contains the worlds smallest chandlery, and the personal touch extends to the laundry where a berth holder has supplied a file containing a history of Kerrera Island.

On the negatives, although there are separate ladies and gents toilets, the showers are shared and I'm not a fan of coin operated shower machines - they are a tax on smaller boat owners who don't have showers on board. Also, the coin slots are outside the shower cubicle in the main laundry and corridor area! This definitely needs a re-think, as does the water supply which is always running hot and cold. Wifi is provided but very poor - we were not far from the office and there was only a real signal when on deck, none down below. The pontoons are poor quality, very wobbly and dangerous when jumping off coming alongside. Electricity is extra.

Finally, and very disappointingly, the fantastic seafood restaurant on-site has also gone down-hill since our last visit. Previously, we could have stayed a week and had a different, top quality meal of fresh seafood every day. Now the style has turned towards oriental and not (in my opinion) at all successfully. The stuffed sole with noodles was - well very strange, greasy and unpleasant.

A good intrtoduction to Scotland, 2014-08-02
Captain: , Chebeague Island (929)

This was our first port after a trans-Atlantic crossing, and we greatly enjoyed our stay. The marina staff helped us navigate the customs/immigration process, which was more involved than the official UK site had led us to believe, and were friendly and helpful in many oather ways. The harbor is very sheltered and scenic, and about anything can be found in Oban, a short free ferry ride away.

Could do better, 2013-07-01
Captain: , BWML Hull (80)

This is a good place for shelter in all but North Easterly winds, however the organisation leaves a little to be desired as the duty marina manager could not keep track of berths and moorings available. Shower and washing facilities are good, however dependant on a supply of water from a desalination plant which broke down whist we were there. Bar and very good restaurant attracts people across from Oban on the hourly free water taxi

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