Port Details - Greenock (James Watt Dock)

We normally sail out of James Watt Dock in Greenock at the beginning and end of the season. The middle of the season (the summer; roughly June – August) we will often sail from Oban and further afield.

See below details for James Watt Dock in Greenock and how to get there for your voyage. Please see your joining instructions email for your start time and date.

James Watt Dock Marina

The Sugar Warehouse
East Hamilton Street
PA15 2UA


Getting There: By Car

James Watt Dock Marina is located off the main M8/A8 road to Greenock (PA15 2UA). Once through Port Glasgow, continue on the A8 following signs for Greenock. At the traffic lights between the car wash and Ford garages continue straight on then take a right hand turn at the next set of traffic lights. On entering James Watt Dock take the first left which brings you into the dock. The boat should be visible, 100 foot masts with orange tops.
From Glasgow: around 35 minutes (23 miles)

Getting There: By Train

Cartsdyke Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the dock and provides a frequent service between Glasgow Central and Gourock. There are two trains per hour from Cartsdyke to Glasgow at 17 and 47 minutes past the hour and from Glasgow at 05 and 55 minutes past the hour. Times may vary at peak hours and on weekends/bank holidays. We would recommend that you check train times before travelling at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk.
From Glasgow Central: around 40 minutes
From Cartsdyke Station to Dock: around 10 minutes (400m)

Where’s the boat?

When you turn in to the dock, you take the first left in to the carpark Рthe meeting point for groups joining us is at the entrance gate.

Staff/volunteers can either park outside of the gate or behind it (press the call button to advise you’re joining OYT Scotland). The vessels are located through this gate at the very end on the left hand side – there are steps down to the pontoons, behind the fuel tank.

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