Collafirth

Collafirth

Facilities:
Fresh water, telephone, waste reception, launching slip, bus and taxi service.

Yell Sound is good cruising water and has secluded bays at Southladie Voe, Burra Voe, and North Collafirth. The marina and pier are situated at Saltoo, Collafirth built in 1988 on the site of an old Norwegian whaling station where the fishing industry lives on. Electricity can be arranged at the marina and approach poses no problems in all states of the tide.

Marina Pier
Depth:
2 metres max. 9 metres max.
Charge:
£2.50 per day See table in link Yachting Charges
Contact:
David Laurenson, 01806 533 288 John Peter Blance, 01806 544296

Further south are Queyfirth, Ollaberry and Gluss Voe which also provide good shelter. Yell Sound's north eastern shores are bleak and rocky, the only shelter being at Whalfirth (small pier at the head). Tide races skirt Gloup Holm and the northern end of Bluemull Sound.

Sullom Voe has anchorage at its head, on the north side of Brae, and in Garths Voe. It is a long, very sheltered sea loch noted for its wildlife, particularly otters, seals and sea ducks. Despite the huge oil terminal at its eastern end, handling some of the largest tankers in the world, Sullom Voe remains one of Shetland’s most tranquil and unspoilt sea lochs.

 

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