Pictured: Kirkwall, Orkney - 'MSC Magnifica' and 'Nautica' alongside Hatston Pier with 'Ruby Princess' at anchor.
Pictured: Kirkwall, Orkney - 'MSC Magnifica' and 'Nautica' alongside Hatston Pier with 'Ruby Princess' at anchor.


Kirkwall Download Port Details (pdf)
Location: 58° 59’ N 002° 57’ W
No. of Berths: 3
Berth details:Hatston Pier, Max L.O.A. 385m. Depth: 10.0m
Kirkwall (North Face), Max L.O.A. 124m. Depth: 5.4m
Stromness (North Pier), Max L.O.A. 148m. Depth: 6.0m
Anchorage: yes
Anchorage Position: 58° 59.50’ N 002° 57.70’ W (Inner),
59° 00.30’ N 002° 57.75’ W (Outer)
Distance to Landing Stage: 0.4 NM (Inner), 1.2 NM (Outer)
Tidal range/movement: 1.0m - 3.0m
Pilotage: Compulsory for vessels over 65m length
Town centre: Hatston Pier – 3km, Kirkwall Pier – 0.8km
Shuttle to town: yes - from Hatston Pier
Nearest airport: Kirkwall, 6km



Michael Morrison
Business Development Manager, Marine Services, Harbour Authority Building, Scapa, Orkney, Scotland, KW15 1SD

T: +44 (0)1856 873636 F: +44 (0)1856 873012
W: www.orkneyharbours.com

Scandinavian by Heritage – Nordic by Influence – Scottish by Design.

Over 5000 years of History. See it - Touch It - Feel It.

The Orkney archipelago, 70 remote and beautiful Islands, 59 degrees north off the North East of Scotland, is located on the same latitude as southern Greenland; the Gulfstream accounting for the Islands’ temperate climate.

To appreciate Orkney, visitors don’t need a particular knowledge of history – just curiosity and a lively imagination! Rarely does a day go by without something ‘archaeological, meteorological or topological’ stopping the visitor in their tracks.

The quality of the light, the ever changing weather, the magnificence of the archaeological sites and the awe-inspiring vistas and seascapes will take your breath away.

There is a World Heritage site dating back to 3100BC including Skara Brae Stone Age Village (circa 3100BC), Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, The Ring of Brodgar (Orkneys own Stonehenge, circa 2000BC) and the Standing Stones of Stenness.

It is equally famous and important as a habitat for birds and wildlife, with 19 highest level European Special Protection Areas or Special Areas of Conservation and one RAMSAR (International Wetlands) designation, set within around 750,000 acres of actively managed land as wildlife reserves.

Amongst Orkney’s War Relics there is an Italian Chapel constructed and hand painted by Italian Prisoners of War, a Naval Museum with war relics and arte facts, and Scapa Flow, the resting place of the Royal Oak and the scuttled German Fleet in World War 2 where there is excellent diving in 25 metres of sheltered waters.

Orkney boasts Balfour Castle, Britain’s most northerly inhabited castle; St Magnus Cathedral, Britain’s most Northerly Cathedral; Earls and Bishops Palaces, Britain’s most Northerly former Royal Residences; and Highland Park, Britain’s most Northerly distillery producing arguably one of the worlds finest single malts.

With up to 28 comfortable, modern 45-seater coaches with skilled local drivers and over 30 accredited and highly-trained local guides, many of which are multi lingual and a bespoke Meet and greet Service for all ships, you are assured of a highly informative and enjoyable visit.

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