Getting to Eigg
There are two boats which make the run to Eigg. You can get the Sheerwater from Arisaig or the Loch Nevis (Calmac), from Mallaig.
Mallaig and Arisaig are about 10 minutes apart, and roughly 1 hours drive from Fort William or about 3.5/4 hours from Glasgow. If your coming from Inverness it’s about 2.5 hours drive.
The Sheerwater is the smaller of the two boats which usually runs from late April until late September. If you want a chance to see and possibly chase some dolphins, whales or other wildlife this is your best bet! The boat runs to a timetable, and it takes about 1 hour from Arisaig to Eigg – but if you see some wildlife, the skipper will usually follow it for a little while! The Sheerwater goes to Eigg every day of the week. It’s best to book ahead by contacting Arisaig Marine.
2019 sailings: 29th April – 20th September
Click here to see their 2019 timetable
Contact them on: 01687 450 224
If your planning to leave from Mallaig, you can catch the Loch Nevis – which is operated by Calmac. This boat runs all year round and takes about 1hr 15mins from Mallaig to Eigg. The Loch Nevis goes to Eigg every day, apart from Wednesday.
2019 Summer sailings: 29th March – towards end of October (TBC)
Click here to see their summer timetable
Contact them on: 01687 310 240 (option 2)
Both boats sail dependant on the weather, so if it isn’t looking too good, it’s best to check ahead! If your planning to sail with Calmac, check their service status update here and if your coming on the Sheerwater, give them a call beforehand.
Arriving on Eigg
When you arrive on Eigg there are a few options to get to the caravan. You can book a taxi, walk from the pier, which will take about 1hr or cycle which will take about 30mins. The last few hundred yards down to the caravan are impassible in a vehicle, so if you do book a taxi you’ll have to walk the last wee bit! Also worth noting, it’s a track to get down to the beach – so rucksacks are the preferred type of luggage!