Raasay Pontoon

A community-owned pontoon next to Raasay’s ferry terminal

We are delighted that the pontoon is now open for the 2024 season. However, as repairs are still ongoing this is with reduced berths. There will be four available on the outermost section of the pontoon. The depths at low tide are: 2.7m outer end; 2.1m middle of second pontoon section; 1.6m at the SOS bollard; and 1.6m at the outside section of the second joint. Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page as work progresses and more of the pontoon is opened up to visitors. 

Raasay’s pontoon opened in June 2023, and will operate from Easter to October each year (exact dates will vary) and, all being well, the water and power services will be operational by the end of July 2023. Accessed from the ferry car park, there is a pathway and two access bridges leading down to the pontoon which is oriented east to west. Remaining afloat at all tides, there are three finger pier berths and a hammerhead at the end of the pontoon.

The pontoon can accommodate up to 24 boats. There are:

  • 8 berths for 12m yachts
  • (NB on neap tides, yachts up to 15m can use the finger pier berths and the hammerhead)
  • 3 berths for 10m yachts
  • 2 berths for 8m yachts
  • 6 berths for 6m boats
  • 5 berths for <5m boats

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The costs to use the pontoon

All pontoon users must read the User Rules

The Raasay Community Pontoon has been funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and the Highland Council Coastal Fund.

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