Port Details

We normally sail out of James Watt Dock in Greenock at the begginning and end of the season. The middle of the season (roughly June – August) we will often visit other ports.

See below details on each of these locations 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 2UT). 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 – the meeting point for groups joining us is at the big blue gate.

Staff/volunteers can either park outside of the big blue gate or behind it. The vessels are located through this gate at the very end of the secure car park on the left hand side – there are steps at the end of this, behind the fuel tank.


Oban North Pier Ferry Terminal

PA34 5QD


The vessels are no longer moored in Oban marina on Kerrera.

So, please don’t get on the little ferry to Kerrera.

Our boats will be tied up along the pontoon accessible from the North Side of the North Pier and should be visible from the road.

Getting There: By Car

We do not recommend driving to Oban as parking can be extremely difficult, especially during the summer months. In addition, you are now required to pay every day (which isn’t possible when you’re on the water). You will receive tickets daily if parking is not paid.

Getting There: By Train

Oban Train Station is about a 5 minute walk from the pier. On exiting, keep the water on your left and walk towards the North Pier (red roofed buidings). There is a gate accessible from the car park which will take you down to the pontoons.