Port Ellen Marina

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll & the Isles, West Scotland

Port Ellen Marina is operated as a “Do it yourself” facility, run by a charity and open from April to the end of September. The well maintained pontoons offer a safe haven for those visiting any or all of the seven distinctive distilleries on the island. Scheduled Air and ferry services operate with bus, taxi and cycle hire available in Port Ellen. Many who plan a night stop have to reschedule the cruise as they find the many treasures that Springwatch Islay offers are worth the extra days.

There are six pubs and eating places in the Port Ellen area, as well as a butcher, garage, post office and information office.
Port Ellen Maltings is only open to visitors during the Islay Malt Whisky Festival, but the other island distilleries are open through the summer.

Port Ellen Harbour Association (Charity)
Phone: No day to day service
E-mail: None
VHF: No (Clearwater Marine keeps watch in working hours)


Facilities include: Marina Facility, Anchorage, Mooring Fee Payable, Fresh Water , Shorepower, Marine Diesel, Petrol by can, Gas, Repair Services, Provisions Store, Rubbish Disposal, Laundrette, Toilets, Showers, Bar, Restaurant, Post Office, Internet Access, Slipway.


Port Ellen is the second largest town on Islay is in a sheltered part of the island, offering views to the Oa Peninsula and to Kilnaughton Bay. Port Ellen has several shops, a butchers, hotels, restaurants and pubs, accommodation, a garage, post office and information office. With so much stunning scenery walking is extremely popular in the area. Port Ellen Maltings is open to visitors during the Islay Malt Whisky Festival, there are other distilleries which are open year round.