Campbeltown Harbour

Campbeltown Harbour is a commercially flexible port at the southern tip of the beautiful Kintyre peninsula. The Quays and Marina are home to a multitude of activities - fishing, cargo, timber, leisure and cruise ships, with modern facilities, storage and 24-hour CCTV. The Marina has 54 berths offering a flexible layout - more information is available from Campbeltown Marina. Calmac operate a summer vehicle and passenger service from Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast to Campbeltown with details  available at The Kintyre Express is a passenger ferry service which operates trips between Campbeltown and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland with links to the Island of Islay . Details of these and private charters can be obtained at


Harbour Master/Port Manager
Stephen Scally (Harbourmaster)
Telephone: 01586 552552
Mobile: 07825 732862
Facsimile: 01586 552552
web site:

The Harbour Office is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, but the facilities are available from 6am to midnight 7 days a week by prior arrangement

Radio - VHF radio watch channels 12, 13 and 16

Upgrades at Campbeltown

Navigation and guidelines

Latitude & Longitude – harbour entrance
55˚25.09’N  005˚32.07’W

Admiralty chart numbers

Maximum available draft
New Quay main berth - 9m below CD
New Quay Ro/Ro berth - 5m below CD
NATO jetty - 11m below CD

Environmental Sensitivities
No bilging inside limits

Hazards – pipelines, overhead cables
Pipeline North side of Harbour

New Quay deck strength - 300kn per sq.m
New Quay linkspan load cap - 110 tonnes

Tidal Range
2.5 - 3m

Maximum available length
New Quay main berth - 160 L.O.A
Ne Quay Ro/Ro berth - 120m L.O.A
NATO jetty - 210m L.O.A

Maximum beam –if applicable
40m – New Quay

Navigational access – ie. leading lights, buoyage
Leading lights course 240˚
2 F.G (vert) - Old Quay
2 F.R (vert) - New Quay
Q.R - Nato Jetty (x2)


Repair facilities – ie. dry docks and slipways
Slipway with keel blocks

Cargo handling facilities – ie bulk, fuel, containers
Linkspan. New Quay can accommodate 1000t capacity crane.

Qualified divers are available locally
Electricity is available at the New Quay
Fresh water is available at all berths
Pilotage is available through Campbeltown Piloting Ltd
View the pilotage charges here
Pilotage is compulsory for inbound and outbound vessels 80m and over
Inbound and outbound vessels 120m - 150m require 1 tug and pilot
Inbound and outbound vessels over 150m require 2 tugs and pilot
Security - ISPS approved with 24 hour CCTV

Showers and toilet facilities are available at the Old Quay, Marina and fishmarket

The Marina has 54 berths - 10 at finger pontoons, 28 alongside berths and 16 additional berths by rafting, and provides a flexible layout with can accommodate larger craft

Campbeltown Marina - futher information and booking

Cruise ship Saga Pearl at Campbeltown