Moorings and Pontoons

The Isle of Gigha has been welcoming yachts for many years, both as a safe anchorage when sailing the West Coast, transiting the Mull of Kintyre, or cruising north from Ireland.

Ardminish Bay offers 6 mooring buoys rated to 25 tonnes (orange) and 17 mooring buoys rated to 15 tonnes (blue), both with a 22.5 metre swing circle radius. There is good holding in the anchoring area. There are also 8 pontoons with a MLWS for each of: 1.4m; 1.5m; 1.8m; 1.9m; 2.1m; 2.2m; 2.4m; 2.5m (readings taken at atmospheric pressure 1009). 


Supplementary information:

- The pontoons are very exposed in easterly winds. Vessels are therefore advised to check the weather forecast and use caution. No berthing is advised in strong easterly winds under any circumstances.

- Please note that vessels must not be left unattended overnight whilst on the pontoon. 

- Due to the pontoons being exposed to swell and wash, it is advised that long mooring ropes are used to minimise snatch. 

- Vessels over 50 tonne on the pontoon - please make contact with the Moorings Operative for guidance.

- Please note that spaces on the pontoons cannot be reserved. 

- Please be mindful of other users and berth considerately, thank you!

The New Pontoon
The New Pontoon


Up to 10 metres               Day Rate £10  Nightly Rate £20
10 to 15 metres                Day Rate £15  Nightly Rate £30
Over 15 metres                Day Rate £20  Nightly Rate £40

Dinghy from anchored yacht            £5


£15 per night

Rib seasonal pontoon rate £50 (daytime use only)

For Commercial ferries using the pontoon the charge is £2 per passenger. Please contact the office if you require an invoice.


Payment can be made by the following methods:


• Bank Transfer: Triodos Bank UK Gigha Trading and Renewables Ltd Account No: 20857403 Sort Code: 16-58-10 - please use your yacht name as the reference.

• PayPal account - please use your yacht name as the reference.

• QR Code displayed on site or pay by card using Sum Up link

• Card reader available when the moorings operative is on site - look for the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust embossed logo on their ID! Or visit the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust office (next to the Hotel) during office hours.

• Cash at the Catwalk honesty box. Please note that there is no cash machine on the island.

• Please pay with legal tender only - we cannot accept old notes or old coins or foreign currency.

• Please note that the Gigha Hotel and Boathouse Restaurant do not accept fees so please use the payment options above.

Fuel and bottled gas are available close by at Ardminish Stores.

A designated general waste bin is also provided nearby for moorings and pontoon customers.

Glass recycling is available at the rear of the Gigha Hotel.

Shower and laundry facilities are available at the rear of the Gigha Hotel. Shower £5 with towel and toiletries provided; Laundry £5 (washing and drying) with washing powder provided. Please pay using the payment options displayed on site.

If you have an enquiry, please telephone 01583 505390 during office hours or 07786 487874 at evenings and weekends, or email (this email account is monitored periodically).

The RNLI have kindly provided us with 6 lockers for customers of our moorings and pontoons to store lifejackets whilst they explore the island. The lockers are located on the side of the Gigha Trading and Renewables Ltd shed next to the Boathouse car park. The lockers require a £1 coin to lock and release the key.

If you wish to donate to the RNLI, please visit

Gigha Marina
Gigha Marina