The West Coast of Scotland is regarded as having some of the best sailing waters in the world, and Troon Yacht Haven is ideally positioned to easily experience them. Our location as the most southerly marina on the Clyde estuary offers the choice of exploring the sheltered waters of the upper firth or heading to Ireland or the western isles. Here are just a few suggestions for your sailing trips, according to the time you have available.
The Island of Arran is only 15 miles from Troon, and if you stick to an exact westerly course you will arrive at Lamlash. Visitor moorings are available and a warm welcome awaits ashore where you can enjoy a pleasant lunch looking out over the bay to Holy Isle. Just north of Lamlash is Brodick, which also offers visitor moorings and an even larger selection of quality restaurants ashore.
Option 1: Head out into Inchmarnock Water leaving the Isle of Arran to port and the Isle of Bute to starboard you will arrive at the moth of Loch Fyne where you can berth overnight at the picturesque Tarbert Harbour pontoons or alternatively try the new marina across the Loch at Portavadie. (Troon to Tarbert approx 35 miles)
Option 2: Sail towards the south end of Arran leaving the Island of Pladda to starboard and Ailsa Craig to port you will experience some breath taking scenery as you sail towards the Mull of Kintyre. Sail up Campbeltown Loch to the harbour and visit the superb Royal Hotel, which has been fully refurbished and prides itself on excellent food and service. (Troon to Campbeltown approx 38 miles)
Option 3: Head north up the Clyde to Rothesay or Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute, both have pontoon berths and a good selection of bars and restaurants ashore. (Troon to Rothesay approx 25 miles)
Sail across the North Channel to either Bangor or Ballycastle in Northern Ireland, which is possible to do in daylight from Troon. From here you can sail to the Isle of Man and return to Troon via Port Patrick.
Alternatively sail round the Mull of Kintyre to the beautiful island of Gigha and then north towards the Isle of Jura and Islay returning south through the Crinan Canal to Loch Fyne, sailing homewards via Tarbert.
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