As the name of the company suggests, our base is on the beautiful Isle of Skye, close to the southern tip of the Sleat (pronounced "Slate") Peninsula. This makes it possible to sail quickly to the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
Armadale is at the end of the main road (A851) down Sleat and is the terminus of the ferry route from Mallaig on the mainland.
Armadale and Ardvasar are adjacent villages. Our boats operate from moorings in Armadale Bay immediately next to the Ferry Pier, and our Boatyard and Office facilities are 1/2 mile away in Ardvasar.
Our Pontoon and Boarding facilities are at the private pier below the Old Youth Hostel-top centre of the bay in the photo below. Courtesy of Martin Lawrence - Yachtsmans Pilot
Should you arrive early and want to explore the area you will find close to hand the Ardvasar Hotel and the Clan Donald Visitor Centre with its splendid grounds, museum, gift shop and restaurant. Hot showers are available at our workshop in Ardvasar.
By train to Mallaig,via Fort William perhaps catching the Overnight Sleeper from London, and then by ferry directly to Armadale, just 100m from our boats.The West Highland Line has recently twice been voted "Top Railway Journey in the World" by Wanderlust Magazine
By plane - The nearest airport is Inverness, which is served by direct flights from London (Luton and Gatwick) and Regional Airports throughout the UK. Flybe now offer the option of booking through connections. There are direct international flights to Inverness from Amsterdam and Zurich. See the Airport Website for more information. We can arrange for the picturesque 2.5 hr road transfer from Inverness by car or "people carrier" for up to 8 people and it is usually possible to include for a provisioning stop at Tesco en-route.
From Glasgow International Airport you can get the shuttle bus to Glasgow Queen Street Station and the train to Mallaig. Prestwick Airport is a little further away and a same day transfer by public transport is not usually possible, so consider routing via Inverness as above.
If you require further details of flights, transfers etc. then please contact us.
By car directly, over the Skye bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh (Toll free, but not quite as romantic as over the sea...!) or by the relaxing and scenic ferry crossing from Mallaig. The A830,"Road to the Isles" is now a smooth and picturesque journey.Both routes take the same time (about 2 ¼ hrs.) from Fort William. Allow a minimum of 4 hours total driving time from Glasgow, 2 ¼ from Inverness. If you want to bring the car and all your gear right to our pier then this is probably the best way to travel.
By Ferry, The ferry timetable has frequent sailings.If we know that you are coming on the ferry as a foot passenger our launch will pick you and your luggage up directly from the ferry pier and take you straight to your yacht.