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Old 13 November 2015, 11:08   #11
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were hoping to go to arisaig in 2016 we went to luing and clachtol this year but arisaig is favourite for next year
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Easdale as a base for your Scottish SIB holiday

Easdale just south of oban has all the necessary requirements for your SIB holiday.
Harbour -it may be small but it is one of the safest on the west coast of Scotland. Owned by the community, the harbour hosts the Easdale RIB Rendezvouus every spring
Accommodation self catering and B&B. Info Eilean Eisdeal - the Easdale Island Community Development Group
Pubs -both close to the ferry slips, one on the island and one on the mainland.
Local boating knowledge from the RIB tour operators.

Video about Easdale see

As to some of the cruising potential see

Scottish SIB outing 2015 by the Gurnard

There are loads of alternatives for a wide range of abilities.

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Saw the BBC National weather report was from Easdale this evening...(even though they said it was Seal) Hope you Guys got the Hatches Battoned...looks like it may be Tad Breezey later!
I must go with the flow...Gerat place and wonderful area to explore the Highlands and Islands from!
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Old 13 November 2015, 14:21   #14
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Easdale just south of oban has all the necessary requirements for your SIB holiday.
Harbour -it may be small but it is one of the safest on the west coast of Scotland. Owned by the community, the harbour hosts the Easdale RIB Rendezvouus every spring
Accommodation self catering and B&B. Info Eilean Eisdeal - the Easdale Island Community Development Group
Pubs -both close to the ferry slips, one on the island and one on the mainland.
Local boating knowledge from the RIB tour operators.

Video about Easdale see

As to some of the cruising potential see


Scottish SIB outing 2015 by the Gurnard

There are loads of alternatives for a wide range of abilities.

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Old 13 November 2015, 17:16   #15
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were hoping to go to arisaig in 2016 we went to luing and clachtol this year but arisaig is favourite for next year
Arisaig is lovely, and certainly is a great sib venue, but I'd caution that the facilities for launching are less ideal than they could be. Perhaps with a transom wheeled sib you can make do. Personally, id say that unless the weather and tides are playing ball you might find Luing was better.

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Luing- you need a car unless you stay at Sunnybrae
Ferry service to Luing will take you and your car but costs more and is less frequent than easdale' s passenger only ferry.
If you stay on Easdale it's just a short walk to your boat. Luing has two harbours with the island being so much larger
No pubs on Luing but their new Atlantic Centre is impressive. Easdale's pubs are on the doorstep

Tourism hub for the area is recognised as Easdale.

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is there static rentals on easdale near the water .if the ferry is passenger only I assume you park and leave your car on seil and go across on your own boat
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It was years ago when we were last in the Arisaig area with a boat and that was a GRP trad 4m displacement fishing boat. However I remember at low water the way back to the slip was difficult if you valued your skeg and at lowest water the area below the slip was a weedy bouldered mess. See attached image link...

http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/77/...6_f0a7f082.jpg

The chart linked shows the drying sand/rocks which leave limited options if you return near low water...

Arisaig: Chart of Arisaig and approaches: Visitmyharbour.com

Having said that the Arisaig white sand skerries are amazing to visit but my preferred option is to do that from the seaward side having launched elsewhere.

Ideal for kayaks though.
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is there static rentals on easdale near the water .if the ferry is passenger only I assume you park and leave your car on seil and go across on your own boat

Hi not aware of any caravans near the water in Ellenabeich. Yes you park and take ferry over to Easdale.
Suggest you either do B&B of which there are many or hire a cottage on either side. Great place to rib from. Need help pm Tony Hill great guy and will help you and is a great resource.


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thanks were still undecided where to go another contender the mrs likes the look of gairloch but I'm struggling to find any where for launching at any of the campsites. I also quite fancy the Oban area .ideally we need a campsite that does statics as well as tents and tourers would have its own or a local slipway and a mooring or pontoon would be good though not essential
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