Lochranza Pontoon

Position: 55° 42' 469 N : 005° 17' 948 W

The Pontoon is owned and maintained by the Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society (LCCS). We are a not for profit Community Interest Company which relies entirely on donations. LCSS also collects donations on behalf of North Ayrshire Council for the blue public moorings provided in the loch. After reading notice board on the pontoon, you will find a donation box at the top of the access walkway.

A mooring is now available for yachts up to 80 ton, but the Spirit of Fairbridge and Ocean Youth Trust Yachts have priority. If used please put a donation in the honesty box on the pontoon.

suggested donations:

LANDING STAGE USE:- Dinghy/tender 2.00 per day, Larger vessels 5.00 per day (NO OVERNIGHT BERTHING)

BLUE PUBLIC MOORING BUOY USE:- Free for short day time visit. For overnight berthing please make a donation towards upkeep in the donations box, by the gate, on the pontoon. Suggested amount 12.00 to include pontoon use. We do take cheques payable to Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society.cic

Yachts may be brought alongside to land and embark crew members and take on stores etc. Tenders up to 3 metres may be moored alongside and left for longer periods. The pontoon is an unlit facility and during hours of darkness we would suggest you carry a torch on embarkation.

Terms and conditions relating to the use of the pontoon at Lochranza.

1. Use of the pontoon is restricted to vessels of 15 metres or less with a displacement not exceeding 10 tonnes.
2. Overnight berthing is not allowed.
3. "Rafting up" is not allowed.
4. The pontoon is for use only by pleasure craft: commercial vessels are allowed by prior arrangement.
5. Skippers are responsible for the safety of their vessels and crews at all times.
6. Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society cic shall not be liable (whether directly or indirectly and whether as a result of negligence or otherwise) as a result of using this facility.

This pontoon is designed to give "always floating" access. For reasons of light moorings and high usage, overnight berthing is not permitted.

An "assist hoist" is available for the disabled. Should you wish to use it then please phone any one of the following numbers and we will be delighted to help.

The Lochranza & Catacol Sea Society will be proud to welcome you to the beautiful village of Lochranza.

We hope you will stay long enough to take in the breath-taking views, explore the 13th Century castle, see the wild deer, spot the eagles and other birds of prey, watch seals basking on the rocks, watch out for the elusive and shy otters, perhaps sail close to porpoises and dolphin, or identify the many sea birds. If none of this takes your fancy, then there is always the rest of Arran to enjoy!

You will find something for everyone. Have a wonderful time.

There are 12 blue visitors buoys available for short term occupancy. If these are all taken when you arrive please anchor in the area shown on the map, and ensure that a good holding is achieved as the sea bed is very loose and covered in kelp.

Please do not use private moorings, unless in an emergency.

A mooring is now available to use at catacol, 20 ton weight limit. Mooring is offered by the Catacol Bay Hotel.

Useful Numbers

Hospital01770 600777
24hr A&E
Police01770 302573 / 01770 302574
Coastguard & Emergency Services999
Local Bus01770 302000
Ferry01770 320166
Tourist Information01770 303776
PostLochranza Village Hall on Tuesday & Friday mornings
or Pirnmill shop during normal shop hours
Whiting Bay Garage01770 700345 (day)
01770 820286 (night)
07967 587481 (mobile)
A & C Hendry01770 302274
Arran Private Hire01770 600903

Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society cic shall not be liable to you (whether directly or indirectly and whether as a result of negligence or otherwise) in respect of any loss or damage which you may incur as a result of your use of this site. Reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that this website and all information provided on or through it is accurate. However, Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society cic assumes no responsibility for information contained on this website and disclaims all liability in respect of such information. Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society cic is not responsible for the content of any sites directly or indirectly linked to or linked from any pages on this website.