Pictured: Aerial view of Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Pictured: Aerial view of Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye

Portree

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Location: 57° 24’ N 006° 11’ W
Berth details:N/A
Anchorage: yes
Anchorage Position: 57° 24.80’ N 006° 09.60’ W,
57° 24.55’ N 006° 10.13’ W
Distance to Landing Stage: 0.5 NM
Tidal range/movement: None discernible at anchorages
Pilotage: Not Required
Town centre: 0.8km
Shuttle to town: Not Required
Nearest airport: Inverness, 200km

 

Contact

Ron Henderson, Harbour Master
Harbour office, Portree, Scotland, IV51 9DE

T: +44 (0)1478 612926 F: +44 (0)1470 542796
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Portree, a natural harbour, is protected by the cliffs of Ben Tianavaig, offering a deep sheltered anchorage for cruise ships visiting the Isle of Skye. Wherever you go on the island, you will find the Gaelic language still thriving, giving Skye a distinctly different feel to mainland Scotland. Skye’s Gaelic name is “An t-Eilean Sgitheanach”.

Portree itself derives its name from the Gaelic “Port an Righ”, the King’s port, following the visit in 1540 of King James V, father of Mary Queen of Scots. A new pontoon at the harbour makes it easy for cruise passengers disembarking from ships’ tenders at the picturesque quayside. A short walk past a row of pretty pastel shaded houses, shops and bars takes you into the town centre. As the island’s capital, Portree offers everything you’d expect of a bustling Highland town, with a great selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Excursions from Portree include: Dunvegan Castle; Talisker Distillery; Skye Museum of Island Life; Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum of the Isles and the scenic Trotternish Peninsula.

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