St. Abbs Harbour

St. Abbs Harbour.

St. Abbs Harbour

The harbour is the true heart of the village. And it's a great place to spend some time watching the boats coming and going.

A Working Harbour

The harbour is still very much a working harbour, busy with both fishing and charter boats. The lobster boats Harvaster, Sharatan, Exuberant, Danny Boy, Boy Stuart and Magnet all fishing out of the harbour. The fishermen on these boats start their working day early in the morning, and are out at sea for several hours hauling their creels (lobster pots). If you're down at the harbour in the morning you should be able to see the fishermen returning to land their catch of lobster, Edible Crabs (known locally as "Poos") and Velvet Swimming Crabs.

During the summer months the charter boats: Selkie, Stingray. Tiger Lilly, Pathfinder, Wavedancer II are always busy taking parties of divers out to the many dive sites along the Berwickshire Coast. Often it's just for the short journey across the bay to the Black Carrs.

Boat Trips

An other attraction is the Glass Bottom Boat called the Puffin (www.glassbottomboat.org), which sails from the harbour daily.

The charter boats based in the village can be booked to take parties of divers, anglers or visitors out for a trip. However, you'll need to contact the skipper to book in advance (contact details for each skipper can be found at the bottom of this page).

Places to Eat

Ebb Carrs Cafe is located in a converted smoke house (once used for making kippers).

Parking at the Harbour

Parking at St Abbs is now really easy. We'd recommend the carpark at the harbour, which is run by the Harbour Trust with all profits used to maintain the harbour.

Charter Boats

Boat Name: Selkie
Skipper: Peter Gibson
Telephone: 018907 71681
Mobile: 07702 687606
E-mail: PeterGibson@stabbs.com

Boat Name: Stingray
Skipper: Graeme Crowe
Telephone: 018907 71766
Mobile: 07803 608 050
E-mail: graeme@stingrayboatcharters.co.uk

Boat Name: Pathfinder
Skipper: Paul O'Callaghan
Telephone: 018907 71525
Mobile: 07780 980179
E-mail: paul@stabbsdiving.com  

Boat Name: Tiger Lily
Skipper: Paul Crowe
Telephone: 018907 71945
Mobile: 07710 961050
E-mail: paul@divestabbs.info   

Boat Name: Wavedancer II
Skipper: Billy Aitchison
Telephone: 018907 71288
Mobile: 07802 330036

Boat Name: Puffin (Glass Bottom Boat)
Skipper: Jim Vanko
Telephone: 018907 71365
Mobile: 07926 801215
E-mail: jim@glassbottomboat.org

 

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