delting boating club marina & Caravan park
Formed from humble beginnings in 1921, Delting Boating Club has grown to become one of Shetland's most active, modern, and well-equipped boating facilities.
Situated at the head of Busta Voe, in a peaceful and interesting location. Delting Boating Club provides a range of water based activities for all the family throughout the summer months and is an ideal base for your caravan while you explore the North Mainland and Northern Isles of Shetland.
Within a short distance from Mavis Grind - where the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean - Delting Boating Club is the perfect starting point from which to explore, and experience, Shetland's costal walks.
Family - £42.00
Adult - £32.00
OAP - £11.00
Youth (18 – 21) £11.00
(£3.00 joining fee applies to all types)
Find out more about Delting Boating Club's Marina or Caravan Park Sailing and Events by browsing below.
The Delting Boating Club Marina (also known as the Brae Marina) is situated at the North West head of Busta Voe (60 23.49N - 01 29.45 W). It is owned by the Members of the Delting Boating Club Marina's Users Association and is managed by an elected Committee.
The Marina was built using funds raised by the Association Members and generous grant aid from the Shetland Islands Council and Delting Community Council. The Marina has close ties to the adjacent Boating Club with which it shares some facilities.
The Marina has 54 fully serviced berths with provision for visitors. Berths are equipped with fresh water and shore power; a diesel refuelling facility is provided at the head of the lifting out point.
Visitors should initially berth on the outside of the North pontoon from where a berth will be allocated. The entrance situated at the North East end of the breakwater can be difficult to see when approaching from the South; it is marked with Port and Starboard hand markers. Visitors should be aware of the shallows off the shore to the East of the Starboard hand mark. The adjoining Boating Club is one of the most active sailing clubs in Shetland and holds races on Saturday nights during the season. The Club is open at 7pm every evening during the summer months and visitors are most welcome to use the bar facilities. Winter storage ashore can be arranged.
Depth: 2m minimum
Charges: Visiting Yachts - £15/day
Facilities: Water, electricity, diesel, lift out, shore storage, showers, toilet, laundry and boating club.
Contact: Ian 01806 522 471 or Terry 01806 522 446
Other Facilities: Hardware shop, mini-supermarket and post office, garages (petrol available), car hire, Busta House Hotel, Brae Hotel, The Moorfiels Hotel, Mid Brae Inn, Frankie's Fish & Chip shop, Taste of China, Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool are all within walking distance of the Marina. There is a regular bus service to Lerwick and other areas of Shetland.
Onsite Facilties: 13 pitches, electrical hook-ups, chemical toilet and motorvan waste disposal points, laundry, showers, toilets, licensed club, launching slipway and mooring pontoon.
Offsite Facilities: Shops, restaurants, takeaways and leisure centre all within easy walking distance of the site.
Charges (including electricity):
Caravans & Motorhomes (Non Members)- £18/night
Tents - £10/night
Caravans & Motorhomes (Members) - £15/night
Tents - £8/night
All visitors become temporary members of the Club.
If there is enough interest, races will be organised for Saturday evenings. Yacht skippers are often on the lookout for new crewmembers. If you are interested, please contact the Club Secretary
Junior Sailing Instruction: Shetland Sailing Centre, which is based at the Delting Boating Club, offers Royal Yachting Association courses leading to awards of the Youth Sailing Scheme levels 1 to 4. These courses usually run on Monday evenings, starting mid May and continuing until the end of August. They are usually restricted to pupils from P5 and up and, for insurance purposes, their parents have to be members of the club. A family membership costs £42 per annum + a £3 joining fee.The club has also run more intensive one week courses during the school summer holidays but this depends on the availability of instructors.
Caravan Park layout and amenities
Prize Bingo throughout the year as published.
500 (Cards) & darts - see notice board
Information from The Scottish Government
Campsites, holiday parks, caravan sites and motorhome hire businesses were previously asked to close to all new holidaymakers, tourers and other visitors and ask existing visitors on site or those hiring vehicles for non-essential travel to return home as soon as possible, provided it was safe and practical to do so.
As part of the route map Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 2: Scotland's route map - physical distancing update 2 July 2020, travel restrictions will be relaxed and there will be relaxations on accommodation providers, with fully self-contained self-catering accommodation and second homes permitted to be open/occupied from 3 July.
However, the risk of spreading the infection remains, and this relaxation is qualified by certain conditions, and careful consideration should be applied when approaching any of the relaxation measures.
Most self-contained holiday accommodation, including fully self-catering accommodation, holiday homes/second homes and caravan and campervan parks can open from 3 July on the condition that the only accommodation provided/allowed are fully self-contained units with no shared facilities between households. For the avoidance of doubt shared facilities include entrance hallways, stairs and landings. Properties that are accessed via a common entrance cannot therefore reopen at this point.
In the case of caravans and motorhomes this means that sites may only be used by fully self-contained units that have their own hygiene/toilet facilities, integral water supply and waste water disposal, and do not rely on shared facilities (such as washing or kitchen facilities). Motorhome hire businesses may only supply units that meet these criteria.
Campsites should only be available for users that have fully self-contained facilities, for example, caravans and motorhomes/campervans, as defined above. There should be no use of communal /shared facilities between households. This means campsite should only accept users that will not rely on shared facilities.
For everyone’s safety, the first easing of travel restrictions applies to self-contained accommodation only. This means, for example, holiday homes and motorhomes where users have access to toilet and bathroom facilities which are not shared, and which have to be booked in advance so numbers can be managed. It does not include camping in tents, where campers would have to rely on shared facilities, or in the wild, since this is not ‘booked’ in advance so numbers cannot be managed.
Those who want to camp in tents in the wild, or in campsites using shared facilities, are asked to wait until we confirm that Scotland’s tourism sector can re-open. We hope to do this on 15 July 2020.
All visitors and tourists, regardless of accommodation type, are asked to respect the environment and the destination that they are visiting.
7th Nov - DBC Prize Giving tbc
29th December - Bairns X'Mas Party tbc
“Great Facilities, Many thanks" - Dave Plumb & Sue Warey - Kendal
"Thank you for the facilities" - John Ingold - Bucks
"We really enjoyed our time here" - Tony Sutton - Kingswinford
"Good site facilities, thank you" - Neil McNelis - Falkirk