Booking for day boats via Pontoon Manager, Mark Millward 07557378953
Advance booking for yachts is not available but is on a first come first serve basis. Availability can be discussed with the pontoon manager by mobile phone 07557378953 or VHF radio, channel 12; call sign Ulva Ferry Pontoon.
The pontoon is community owned and run by Mull and Iona Community Trust and was built on behalf of the local community to help strengthen the local economy with the ultimate aim of sustaining Ulva Primary School.
The pontoon was installed in July 2016 and provides berthing for up to 8 visiting boats. Fingers are 12m, 11m and 10m, allowing berthing for up to 16m vessels in the outer berths. The pontoon has good depth at the outer berths, 4-5.5m. Mid berths, there is a depth of 3-4m. There is less depth at the inner finger restricting use to tenders and day boats (1.5m)
The main approach to the pontoon is via the south entrance to the Sound of Ulva. At LWMS there are depths of<2m in places. Use normal caution and local tide tables, charts and pilot guides. Grid reference: Latitude: 56.481821 Longitude: - 6.1498708Shore Facilities Building With funding from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Steele Charitable Trust we are currently constructing a Shore Facilities Building. This is phase 2 of the pontoon project and will provide new public toilets, showers, an office, laundry with washing machine and tumble drier, drying room and a community space/waiting area. The building will be complete by October 2023.
Ulva Ferry Pontoon Charges
Pontoon fees should be paid in cash or by credit/debit card to the Pontoon Manager or left in the honesty box on the pontoon with the name of the boat clearly marked in the small envelope provided. (PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO MULL AND IONA COMMUNITY TRUST)
Short Stay Charges - per metre (VAT Incl)Under 4.5m
Up to 1hr - £2.00
Up to 4hrs - £4.00
Up to 1hr £3.00
Up to 4hrs £6.00
Overnight Charges - per metre (VAT Incl)Yachts
£2.40 (incl. free WiFi)
Non Commercial 4.5m > 6m
£1.50 or £45 p/wk
Non Commercial < 4.5m
£1.00 or £25 p/wk
Commercial Vessels - per annum (PLUS VAT)Frequent users (up to 12 pax)
Frequent users (over 12 pax)
Overwintering - 1st October to 31st March (VAT Incl)This service is only available for boats which can be removed by owners at short notice in the event of severe weather.
Between 7 - 14m
Electricity and water hookups are included in the berthing fees. We offer WiFi across the pontoon, which is available for a £5 charge for short-stay customers and is free for overnight stays.
The landing stage is used by tour boats from approx. 9.30am until approx. 6pm during the season. Please ensure that this is not used for berthing during these hours.
Marine gasoil (red diesel) is available from the fuel berth and can be paid for in cash or by debit/credit card. We can supply to commercial customers at the rebated duty rate and also for private and pleasure craft on a 60/40 split. Please contact the pontoon manager to purchase fuel. Note that to comply with HMRC regulations we require customers to sign a declaration regarding the duty.
If the pontoon is full, there are anchorages in the vicinity – see charts and pilots for details. Please keep clear of, and do not obstruct the channel. Please be aware of the ferry crossing between Mull and Ulva.
We now offer WiFi across the pontoon, which is available for a £5 charge for short-stay customers and is free for overnight stays.
The nearby Boathouse Restaurant on the island of Ulva serves local seafood, teas, coffee and cake during the day.
The Restaurant at Croft 3 serves delicious home cooked, locally sourced food 7pm – late on Mon – Fri and Sunday roast from 1pm to 4pm. Transport can be arranged via Ulva Ferry Community Transport - see below for details.
To book a table call Jeanette 07973448284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.croft3mull.co.uk/menu
Isle of Ulva B&B 01688 500 278
There are no shops at Ulva Ferry.
Dervaig Stores 01688 400 208 (delivers on Wednesdays)
Salen Spar 01680 300 472 (no deliveries)
Ulva Ferry Community Transport – Transport can be booked a day in advance for travel e.g. to shops at Salen, to Lip na Cloiche Garden or to Croft 3 for evening mealsThe Bus is also available to Pontoon visitors at all other times for local trips. The Bus has a space for a wheelchair and a passenger lift for those with mobility issues.
07775531301 or email email@example.com.
Turus Mara – Treshnish Isles and Staffa Tours
01688 400242 or 01688 400297 www.turusmara.com
Mull Charters – scenic and wildlife cruises
01680 300 444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.mullcharters.com
Mull Wildlife Breaks – wildlife breaks for wildlife lovers
Local Rules – Please keep speed and wash to a minimum through the Sound of Ulva
Booking for day boats via Pontoon Manager, Mark Millward 07557378953"
Advance Booking for yachts is not necessary but availability can be discussed with the pontoon manager by mobile phone or VHF radio, channel 12; call sign Ulva Ferry Pontoon). If the weather conditions become extreme, boats to be taken off the pontoons.
The pontoon manager or assistant are usually available between 8.30-11am and 4-7pm. If not present and you need assistance, contact
Mark 07557378953 email@example.com or Cally 07795 177571 firstname.lastname@example.org