Sailing on Jura

Sail into our calm sheltered bay

Although Jura can be reached by ferry, the more adventurous among you may prefer to be in control of your own vessel.

Thankfully, the island makes a wonderful base or destination for experienced sailors. Craighouse, the largest village on the island, sits on the corner of Small Isles Bay and has 16 swinging moorings available, suitable for boats of up to 16 tonnes. The moorings are operated by the Jura Development Trust and only cost £10 per night and usually you can pay at either Jura Stores or The Jura Hotel.

However, please be aware that due to the challenges of Covid-19, shower and laundry facilities are currently unavailable on the island. Also, please note that both the shop and Jura Hotel bar are operating with reduced capacity for the same reason. Because of this the Jura Development Trust ask that, where possible, payment for mooring is made by BACS to:

Jura Development Trust
Sort code: 83 16 20
Account number: 00119659.

Alternatively, other popular spots to drop anchor in the waters around Jura include Lowlandman’s Bay on the island’s east side or Loch Tarbert on the west. Either offers the stunning sunsets you’d associate with the island, as well as the chance to catch a glimpse of some of our famous red deer venturing towards the waterside.

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