Portree Harbour

Portree Harbour

Portree is situated off the Sound of Rassay.  Portree Harbour has a sheltered deep water anchorage which provides good shelter from all winds. 

Portree has a diverse shipping clientele and is a popular destination for cruise liners.

Portree Cruise Liner 
During the summer months cruise liners land their passengers.  The Harbour is also home to a flourishing fishing fleet and a busy salmon farming industry.

 

Harbour Details

Position

Latitude  57° 24.66’ North
Longitude  06° 11.33’ West

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Harbour Authority

All waters below the level of MHWS in Loch Portree commencing at:

  1. A point 500 metres ESE of Sron a’Bhainne at Latitude 57° 25.471’ N, Longitude 06° 08.980’ W; thence in a SSE’ly direction for a distance of 2,170 metres to:
  2. A point 100 metres NW of Udairn – Latitude 57° 24.362’ N, Longitude 06° 08.317’ W, on the level of MHWS

Please see the link under 'Current Documents' for Chart of Portree

Resources

  • Waste oil reception facilities
  • Fuel/water/lubricants/filters are available on the fishery pier from the Harbour Office.


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Facilites

Main Pier
This is the main general purpose berth and is used by everyone.  During the day it is in use for fuelling, landing fish, loading salmon feed, watering and storing.

Old Berth
Ahead of the main berth and is restricted by its depth.  It is used as a mooring berth.


Portree Berth

Slipway
Used for small passenger launches and fish landing.

Pontoon berth
An annex to the main pier which can be used for passenger embarkation at extreme low water or as a landing pontoon for visiting yachts.  Maximum stay on this berth is 2 hours.  During cruise liner activities this berth is classified as a temporary restricted area under ISPS regulations and is closed for public use.


Portree Visitor Moorings - Boat transporting passengers

Visitor Moorings
Visitor moorings are operated by Portree moorings association and have a minimum weight restriction of 8 tonnes.

Draught Alongside Pier

- see link under 'Current Documents'

PLEASE NOTE THAT INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. HARBOURMASTERS SHOULD ALWAYS BE CONTACTED PRIOR TO VESSELS APPROACHING THE HARBOUR.

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Types of vessel

  • Fishing vessel  
  • RNLI
  • Customs cutters
  • Fishery protection vessels
  • Leisure
  • Royal navy


Safe Anchorages

Latitude  57° 24.79’ North
Longitude  06° 09.64’ West

Restrictions  

Vessels carrying hazardous cargoes should give twelve hours confirmed notice to the Harbourmaster.

Diving in the Harbour is forbidden unless a permit is obtained from the harbour office.

Harbour Personnel

Harbourmaster    
Colin Alston 
Tel: 01478 612926

Fax: 01470 542796


Assistant Harbourmaster
Ron Henderson


For all enquiries you can contact us by email at: harbours@highland.gov.uk

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