Details for Oban Marina

Oban Marina

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Average rating 2.5 stars from 4 reviews

Address Ardantrive Kerrera
By Oban, Argyll PA34 4SX

Phone+44 (0)1631 565 333

After hours contact

+44 (0)1631 565 333

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - YES
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
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: Pontoon, mooringball and hardstanding are available year round.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info: Fuel dock re-installed in March 2017 on the hammerhead of pontoon B.

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 (2017-09-20)

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

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel price$1.02/gal (2017-09-20)

Other price info:


Yes - Propane, Butane and Camping gas cylnders of most popular sizes stocked.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Standard UK rules apply

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out











Yes - Small store in the office to be established in 2018.


Yes - Small store in the office. Ask in reception if tools are required.


Yes - There is an onsite bar and restaurant. There are many more in Oban.



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - Up to 50 tonnes.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi (free).

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Kererra is an Island. There is a free shuttle boat from the marina to Oban every odd hour and returning 10 past the hour, notify the marina staff of your intention to use this facility.

Other services


Reviews for Oban Marina
Oban Marina, 2017-07-21
Captain: , Conwy, N. Wales (14508)

Having heard that the marina has now changed hands, we decided, with some trepidation, to try Oban marina again. The transformation is quite dramatic - the welcome we received on the VHF and in person in the office was very efficient and friendly (a complete contrast to the miserable and grumpy reception previously). The water supply is vastly improved and the showers are now clean and work well. There is also now good wifi on the pontoons.

The restaurant has reopened with a new chef and is back to the original, very high standard with fresh seafood on the menu.

The amount of work being done in Oban is clearly considerable and they are sensibly concentrating on the core basics first. Once the new owners have tackled the rather tired state of the buildings and environment, this has real potential to be a 5 star marina.

I've left my previous reviews below for comparison.

Previous review (2015):

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.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.

Previous review (2014):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.

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.

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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