The pontoon facility is run by a small group of local volunteers who are passionate about our beautiful area. The Fort William Pontoons allow short-stay berths for yachts or cruisers to enable marine visitors to gain easy access to Fort William and all that it offers in the heart of the Highlands.
Fort William is the main town in Lochaber, providing the bulk of accommodation and services for the area.
Things to do in Fort William are certainly not thin on the ground, with activities aplenty for visitors. Glen Nevis and the start of the Ben Nevis path are only minutes away from the center of town, allowing you to explore this famous and picturesque glen from the Fort William Pontoons.
From the magnificent Steall Falls at the head of Glen Nevis to the ancient vitrified fort on its side, there is a wealth of things to do. It goes without saying that the start of the Ben Nevis footpath is here, with the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre at the bottom, providing practical information for those attempting to climb the mountain, alongside the fascinating history of the
the highest mountain in the UK.
Fort William provides the ideal base for a holiday – from here you can take a cruise to Seal Island, catch the steam train to Mallaig, taste the “Dew of Ben Nevis” whisky, and shop for that essential outdoor kit, to name a few. The town boasts stunning views down Loch Linnhe
and Loch Eil and north up to the Great Glen fault. It is dwarfed by the Nevis Range mountains with the ski area on Aonach Mor a short 10-minute drive away.
More than a few famous films were shot in or near Fort William, including Braveheart, Skyfall, Outlander, and the opening sequence of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
You are more than welcome to also watch a Youtube video from Sail Scotland about Fort William and the area – www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvipkpYJ2Y0
|Up to 4 hours||10€|
|Over 4 hours||2.5€ per m|
|Overnight||2.5€ per m|