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Mallaig, Scotland

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For voyages joining Eda Frandsen head to the small marina about 200m along from the railway station. Eda Frandsen will more than likely be berthed on the end of the first hammer head pontoon. You can't miss her distinctive green hull and wooden mast! There is a code on the gate which you will need to ring the skipper for once you are there.

Any changes will be communicated to you before your voyage start date. Make sure you make a note of the ship's number found in your confirmation email in case of any problems on the day.

How to get here

By Road & Parking

Head up the A82 from Glasgow and keep going all the way past Loch Lomond and its steam ships and all the way to just beyond Fort William. Past Fort William turn left on the A830 to Mallaig.

There is free parking just before you enter Mallaig on the left hand side. In frequent use by sailors, people leave their cars there for a week at a time.  

Rail & transfers

The train journey from Glasgow to Mallaig is one of the most scenic journeys known and also made famous in recent years by the Harry Potter films. Fantastic views across Glencoe, observe Ben Nevis, see across to Skye and the small isles as well as marvel at the highlands mountains and valleys from your window. All of this before you even arrive!

ScotRail has direct trains for Mallaig that leave from Glasgow Central Station or via Inverness leaving Buchanan Street Station, Glasgow or from Waverley Station in Edinburgh.

Air & transfers

The nearest airports are Glasgow and Inverness, from there you could catch the train or bus to Mallaig. 

Places to stay, Things to do, Travel companions

Seaview Guesthouse

Main Street, Mallaig, Inverness Shire, PH41 4QS

Tel: +44 (0) 1687 462 059

Email: info@seaviewguesthousemallaig.com

Moorings B&B Guesthouse ‎

East Bay

Mallaig, Inverness-Shire PH41 4QS

01687 462225 Contact Martin

Email: mooringsguesthouse@tiscali.co.uk

West Highland Hotel 

Davies Brae,

Mallaig PH41 4QZ

01687 462210 

Classic Sailing invites to a private facebook group where you can connect with other sailors who have booked with us. If you want to find a travel companion or share ideas on accommodation options before your trip, then posting a request on this is this is a safer option than our public facebook page. (due to data protection laws we cannot pass on contact details for other sailors on your trip directly)

Your travel responsibilities

Passports and Visas***

*** “Classic Sailing cannot cover every possible visa scenario as customers may have dual nationality, or be working or living in a country different from their passport nationality.

To avoid any last-minute stress, we advise you to contact the local embassies of the countries you will be visiting in your country to find out which travel documents you need. Please start early, obtaining a visa can take some time. It is your responsibility to have the right travel documents for all countries you visit during your stay on board.

If you plan to travel onto other destinations please check you have a right to stay in the country too as you may be classed as arriving in a country as ‘yacht sailors in transit’ and not have same rights as a tourist.

Even if you don’t need a visa, please check your passport expiry date is sufficient for country entry requirements.”***

Travel, Health, Vaccinations and Safety

Security for tourists in certain countries, regions or cities can change rapidly. Please check with your own Government Foreign Office for their latest advice for travellers.

UK travellers check under specific destination at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Likewise we suggest you check if there are any recommended or required vaccinations well before departure as some take more than one jab. For UK travellers check out ‘Fit for Travel’ http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations

Travel Insurance

It is compulsory that you have travel insurance to sail on any of our voyages, but you do not have to buy the insurance from us. If you purchase your own please make sure it covers sailing as an activity, and racing if you are racing crew. Most our voyages sail further than 3 miles from the shore so check that you will be covered sailing outside territorial waters.

Classic Sailing recommend Topsail Insurance http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/travel-insurance They have policies designed for sailing crew on yachts or tall ships, whether you want an annual policy or a single trip. These are suitable for UK based sailors but the page also has links to alternative companies and recommended insurance companies for non UK citizens.

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