Harbours

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.

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

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

Resources

  • Waste oil reception facilities
  • Fuel, water, lubricants and filters are available on the fishery pier from the harbour office.

facilities

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.

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.

Visitor moorings

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

Information on this website is not to be used for navigational purposes. Harbour Masters should always be contacted prior to vessels approaching the harbour. 

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 Harbour Master.

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

Harbour personnel

Ron Henderson (Assistant Harbour Master)

 

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