The Town


The capital of the Island of Mull, Tobermory is best known for it's colourful houses on the Harbour front and for providing the setting for the popular children's TV show Balamory.

The town was originally founded as a fishing port in the late 1700's with renowned engineer Thomas Telford's designs laying way for the layout of the town.

Nowadays Tobermory thrives on tourism with significant draws such as West Highland Yachting Week, The Round Mull Race and Rally Weekend.

The Bay

Located on the Western side of the colourful town of Tobermory, Tobermory Bay is sheltered from the South, West and Northwest by steep cliffs and adjacent hills.


To the East of Tobermory is Calve Island, which provides further shelter. Calve is connected to Mull at it's most Southerly point where forms the Doirlinn. Small boats may enter the Bay via the Doirlinn however must note that the entrance is narrow, shallow and is not suitable for larger vessels. The passage, which dries at low water, is marked with Port hand(Red) and Starboard hand (Green) Perches (Unlit).

Inbound vessels should approach from the Sound of Mull through the wide North East entrance.

Tobermory Harbour


56° 37'.30 N   006° 30'.70 W   

The Harbour nestles within the western shores of Tobermory Bay and is divided into the Fairway, Local Moorings, Visitor Moorings, THA Pontoon and Passenger Landing Pontoon.

The Fairway provides a passage between the Fisherman’s pier and the Mishnish (CMAL) pier.

THA pontoons may be approached through the Fairway or from the East side of the Bay through the visitor moorings.