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Summer Opening Times 

  • Reception
  • 8am-8pm daily
  • Marina Restaurant and Bar 
  • Monday - Sunday 
  • 9am-Late (subject to change)
  • Breakfast
  • 9am-11am daily
  • Lunch
  • Monday to Sunday 
  • 12pm-3pm
  • Dinner
  • Monday to Sunday
  • 6.30pm-9pm
  • The Lodge at Portavadie
  • Open from 7.30am daily
  • Breakfast
  • 7.30am-10am daily
  • All day menu
  • 12pm-9pm
  • Shop
  • Monday-Thursday
  • 10am-5pm
  • Friday
  • 10am-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • 9am-6pm
  • Marina Services
  • Sunday - Thursday 
  • 8.30am–5pm
  • Friday and Saturday
  • 8.30am-7.30pm from May 3rd to Sept 29th
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Monday-Thursday
  • 10am-5pm
  • Friday to Sunday
  • 10am-6pm

Please note that management reserve the right to amend opening times without prior notice.

  • Monday-Thursday
  • 10am-5pm

A paddler's paradise

Kayaking is a brilliant way to get active and enjoy the great outdoors. We talk to our kayak guide Richard Spinks about paddling in and around Portavadie.

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A beautiful berth

With the season in full swing and the Fife Regatta just around the corner, we talk to Vince Sweeney about boats and berthing at Portavadie Marina.

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Things to do with kids

The summer holidays are just around the corner. We talk to Nicola Coulson, our laundry lady and mum of two, about fun things to do with kids in and around Portavadie.

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The engine room

We talk engines and fast boats with our new Assistant Marina Manager, Matt Orton.

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The return of the swallows

The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing in the trees. Summer is on its way. For Mark Roper, our grounds man, one thing in particular heralds the start of the season ahead: the ...

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More Fyne cooking

Portavadie is the perfect place for anyone who’s interested in great food. There’s Loch Fyne’s world-famous fish and shellfish, game galore from the hills of Argyll and a thriving community of artisan producers making everything from cheese to kiln-smoked fish. ...

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Al fresco fitness on Loch Fyne

Across the nation people are giving gyms the boot for, well, boot camp-style workouts in the great outdoors. With forest trails and coastal paths right on our door step, Portavadie Marina is ideally located for a spot of al fresco ...

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A romantic escape

Moonlit skies, romantic rambles and roaring fires. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we get starry eyed with our Restaurant Supervisor, Robbie Baird.

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Festive feet

There’s nothing better than a walk on Christmas Day to work up an appetite, and around Portavadie there are some fantastic wee strolls. We talk to our Chef de Partie Per Norèn about the best pre-lunch rambles in the area.

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Going, going, gone...

We raised a whopping £8,755 for the Tighnabruaich RNLI Lifeboat Station at our third annual fundraising dinner at the weekend.

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Making a splash

As news about our planned spa and leisure centre is announced, we talk to the architect heading up the development, Brian Stewart.

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If you go down to the woods tonight...

The witches and haunted souls of Glenan Bay took over Portavadie Marina on Sunday 28th October with a day of spooky family entertainment to celebrate Halloween.

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Buoyed by Five Gold Anchor Award

We’ve been awarded Five Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association, making us one of only two marinas in Scotland to join this elite group.

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Putting Portavadie on the map

We talk to Bridgeen Mullen, our new Business Development Manager, about putting Portavadie on the map.

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Tying the knot at Portavadie

The wedding season’s in full swing, so we caught up with our wedding coordinator, Rachael McGugan, about getting hitched at Portavadie.

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Fish is the dish

With the Tarbert Seafood Festival around the corner, we focus on all things fishy.

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Talking shop

More great gifts, gear and gorgeous shore wear. We talk shop with Heather Mitchell.

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Plain sailing with the marina team

With the Scottish Series just around the corner, it’s time to talk to the sailors.

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Gearing up with the chefs

Get the top tips and inside information from our mountain-biking chefs, Scott Atkinson and Alun McCulloch.

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Sanctuary by the sea - our new Beauty Room

Find out more about our newly opened Beauty Room and meet Head Therapist Cass Ness Atkinson.

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Luxury Apartments Development Update

As we approach season 2011, our 2nd since our official launch in 2009 we still have a number of developments ongoing on site. Our latest addition of seven luxury apartments will be ready later this year. The vision is coming ...

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Happy Birthday To You

Yet more to celebrate today as our own Robert Kitchin was found out as trying to keep his birthday a wee secret.

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Happy New Year

What a treat!! All had a great time as we gave strictly a run for its money with our own night of energetic dancing as we saw in the 2011 Portavadie style.

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Merry Christmas

Santa was right on time, unaffected by the recent weather conditions.

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a destination for all seasons

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words....

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Staff Christmas Lunch

Festive cheer all round today as the secret santas were revealed following a feast for all of the team, family and friends. Simona's Mum, Grandmother and Grandpa came all the way from Lithuania such was the excitement of our festive ...

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Winters' Arrived!

Winter has officially arrived in Portavadie as a blanket of snow glistens in a crisp November morning.

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A Taste of India in Portavadie...

Friday 19th November saw guests treated to an Indian cuisine buffet!

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Portavadie Christmas Cheer!

Sinead and her elf took to the streets of Dunoon yesterday, passing on the Christmas cheer all the way from Portavadie!

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RNLI Charity Dinner

A huge thanks to all who gave so generously.

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Micro Magics

Radio controlled yachting at Portavadie arrived today.

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Shell Regatta

Saturday the 4th September we witnessed the Shell Regatta, set inside a marquee, the team did a great job in themeing the marquee with Shell colours, from the seats to the bespoke menu's.

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Portavadie Olympics

On your marks, get set, GO!!!! Sunday 22nd August saw our inaugural Portavadie Marina Olymipcs.

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Fairlie Yacht Club

The Fairlie Yacht Club enjoyed great weather as around 30 yachts graced the marina today. With pre dinner cocktails and a BBQ under the Portavadie sunshine aaahhh - this is the life!!!

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The Sun Goes Down in Portavadie

The rain of July seems a distant memory as the sun finally shines down in time for Fairlie Yacht club arriving tomorrow. Phew what a scorcher on the "costa del Portavadie".

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Cocktails and fish nets

Angie and Lainie enjoyed a night out on the boardwalk, following a fishing trip with Malcolm we see our girls kicking up there heels - even on a Thursday!!

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The Wizard of Oz - The Walking Theatre Company

"We're off to see the Wizard ...The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." On Sunday 25th July a group of eager munchkins got wisked away to the magical land of Oz with help from Dorothy Gale herself. After a miserable start to ...

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Treasure Island - The Walking Theatre Company

Fifteen men on the dead mans chest, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

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Macbeth - Walking Theatre Company

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and couldron bubble......Sunday 27th June saw the reinactment of Macbeth where a cast of nearly 30 extras supported the Walking Theatre Company.

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Raft Race 2010

Portavadie's first Raft race was held on Sunday 13th June, our first ever winner was Team McNee, who recorded the fastest ever time (Ok the first ever winning time). thanks to all who competed in such good spirit - the ...

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Room with a Fyne view

Our apartments provide the perfect "watchtower" to survey the yachts as they glide into the marina after yet another great days sailing

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Scottish Series

With a huff and a puff and a few late nights we managed to blow the doors open to the new luxury apartments.

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PPSSSTTT the shop is open.....

Graeme and the team have done a phenominal job in getting the shop open and trading.

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Apartments and shop nearly there

The new luxury apartments are really taking shape and bang on schedule for our first ever lets which coincide with the Scottish series, all part of the fun and adventure here!!

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JB comes to stay

My good friend JB came to join us for a weeks R&R - here we see JB with his first ever line caught fish!!!

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Sea Safety, Arts and Crafts Day

A fun day for all the family on Saturday the 24th April.

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John Marjoribanks takes a break from his adventure

John Marjoribanks, pictured with us here today enjoying a well earned rest from his UK cycle trek in aid of the Rotarians. I think John had the fish and chips, the fuel of champions!!

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Luxury apartments seven weeks to go

Works are really progressing and the views are stunning.

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Kim's birthday

Our much loved Kim celebrated - according to her yet another 21st.

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Portavadie gears up for 2010

Following the successful staff outing on a sunny, if a little chilly day out with the team at Quadmania there are sure signs that 2010 will be a fantastic year. The much anticipated apartments should be finished in 10 weeks ...

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