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Weather & Tides
AccuWeather Weather Maps and data
UK Met Office UK Meteorology Office
ECMWF European Isobaric charts
BBC Shipping 24hr UK shipping forecast
BBC Inshore Shipping 24hr UK inshore waters forecast with 3 day outlook
BBC – Oban Oban 5 day land based weather forecast
BBC – Largs Largs (Clyde) 5 day land based weather forecast
National Data Buoy Centre Data from North Atlantic Weather Buoys
Admiralty EasyTide UK Hydrographic Office Tidal predictions
Passage Planning & General Marine Information
WHAM West Highland Anchorages and Moorings Association
Blue Moment Cruising information, articles, sources and resources. Just about anything you need to know or buy
WISE Guidance (Video) A WISE video containing useful and helpful information on how to live in harmony and share the seas with wildlife that you will encounter during your cruise in the West of Scotland
Travel – Getting to us
RAC Travel Current UK road traffic information
Glasgow Airport Glasgow Airport flight and airport information
Prestwick Airport Prestwick Airport flight and airport information
Up My Street – Glasgow Transport & other local information for Glasgow and the Strathclyde area
The Trainline UK rail services and bookings
First ScotRail RailScotrail train services
City Link buses City Link bus services from Glasgow to Oban
Calmac Ferries Ferries to Mull and the Islands and to Dunoon from Gourock
Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd Ferries to Dunoon from Gourock
Whisky Distilleries
Classic Malts Cruise Classic Malts Cruise website
The Scottish whisky Trail All the Scottish Whiskies
UISGE! Home of Whisky Tobermory whisky site with Isle of Mull local information
The Water of Life Lots of information on “The Water of Life”
Photo Galleries – See where your going
UK Landscape – Photo Library Western Isles photo library
Wildlife & Island Sites
Wildlife & Island Sites
Turus Mara Turus Mara – Boat trips from Mull with interesting information on island wildlife
Northern Light Charters Wildlife and Diving Trips to the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
Local Information
Mull & Iona Isles of Mull & Iona Information
Mull Railway Mull Railway Information
The National Trust for Scotland The National Trust for Scotland is the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage
Oban Tourist Info Centre Oban site with webcam – live action from the throbbing metropolis
Scotland – The Internet Guide The Internet Guide to Scotland – Pages of background information on many of the Scottish Islands
St Kilda Excellent site for the mystical island of St Kilda
Undiscovered Scotland Packed with information on NW Scotland and the Hebrides
Gazetteer for Scotland Map with brief information on the historic areas of Scotland
Freelang Scottish Gaelic-English dictionary
Hotels – Pubs – Restaurants
The Oystercatcher, Otter Ferry, Loch Fyne The Oystercatcher – pub and restaurant. Excellent food and welcome. Cosy bar with wood burning stove. Owner is a “yachtie” and extends a great welcome to visiting yachts. 6 free swinging moorings (10 ton; 6m depth) just off the beach. Well protected in winds from East through South to West. There is a “bumboat” service so you may not need to blow up the dinghy. Call ahead to reserve.
Colintraive Hotel, Kyles of Bute The Colintraive Hotel, Kyles of Bute – pub and restaurant. Excellent food and welcome. Very popular amongst yachtsmen – book ahead. Six moorings, free with dinner reservations; first come, first served; moorings just west of the ferry.
Coll Hotel, Coll Coll Hotel, Arinacour, Coll – visiting yachtsmen receive a warm welcome, showers and other services
The Corner House Bistro, Tarbert The Corner House Bistro offers a mix of French and Scottish cuisine from the award winning chef Pascal Thézé
“The Frog”, Dunstaffnage The Wide Mouthed Frog Restaurant & Rooms at Dunstaffnage Marina
Holly Tree Hotel, Kentallen The Holly Tree Hotel, Kentallen, by Appin, Argyll. Excellent hotel/restaurant with a special welcome to yachtsmen
Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Cairndow The Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Sea Food Shop, Cairndow – near Inveraray.
Mishnish, Tobermory Tobermory’s famous watering hole
Taste of Scotland Type the port you intend to visit and identify recommended Restaurants

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At Portway, we have a selection of yachts for charter.

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Our Bases

At Portway, we have two bases at Kip Marina on the Clyde and Craobh Marina on the West Coast.

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