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Welcome to Rothesay Harbour

Rothesay Harbour Pontoons are managed by Bute Berthing Company Ltd. who wish you a most enjoyable stay. We have pontoons in the Inner & Outer Harbours & also on the west side of the Pier.


Access to the Inner Harbour is via the lifting bridge which will be raised upon request to the Harbour Master subject to the operating schedule of Calmac Ferries & other larger vessels using the pier.


Please contact the Harbour Master's Office on VHF Channel 12 or by telephone on 01700 503842 to book your entry or exit time. The bridge remains lowered during  ferry arrival times for foot passengers. Traffic lights at the Harbour entrance must be obeyed when entering or leaving the Harbour.


Toilets & showers are operated by Bute Victoriana Ltd from  0800 – 2000 Friday to Monday and 0800 – 1800 Tuesday to Thursday during the season, situated within the Victorian Toilets on Rothesay Pier. Additional opening times by arrangement for large parties. Rubbish bins are located on the Middle Pier. Bottled Gas from Bute Tools in Montague Street & Mill Street Garden Centre, Mill Street, Rothesay.


Regular bus services operate from Guildford Square opposite the Marina and restaurants & pubs are located within easy walking distance of the Marina.  Cash points at TSB & Bank of Scotland in Montague Street, Clydesdale Bank in the High Street  & Royal Bank of Scotland on Victoria Street.


When you approach the harbour, please use VHF Channel 12 to contact the Harbourmaster regarding any queries, including bridge openings. A small area of shallower water alongside the main pier of the inner harbour will be clearly marked. During the season, the main pier building will provide access to toilet facilities and there is the very fine Victorian toilet and shower block.  Vessels are not allowed to use sea toilets within the harbours.


With Inner and outer Harbour pontoons, Rothesay Marina offers 68 berths.

Contact the Berthing Master on VHF Ch 37, Ch 16 or on Mobile: 07799 724225


The Inner Harbour moorings are accessed via the lifting bridge on the quay which is the main access route for ferry pedestrians.


Visitors should follow berthing instructions from the Berthing Master.