Nautical Information
Location56° 28’ N 002° 57’ WNo. of Berths2
Berth detailsKing George Wharf, Max L.O.A. 240m. Max Draft: 8.00m
Eastern Wharf, Max L.O.A. 185m. Max Draft: 7.50m
Tidal range/movementSprings = 5.0m, Neaps = 2.2m
AirdraughtNo restrictionsTown centre1 km
Width of Ship40Shuttle to townAvailable on request
Nearest airportEdinburgh


The Port of Dundee is located on the north side of the beautiful River Tay estuary on the East Coast of Scotland. The port is a natural harbour dating back 800 years. From this naturally sheltered location there are spectacular views to take your breath away of Dundee, the hills of Fife and the Tay Road and Tay Rail bridges.

The Port of Dundee’s modern surroundings make it a cruise destination for the 21st Century offering a unique combination of excellent facilities, transport links and lack of traffic congestion. The Port of Dundee is the quick and easy way for cruise ship passengers to visit Scotland.

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Popular excursions

The following is a list of popular excursions that are available.

It should be noted that these details are not definitive but are intended to demonstrate the range of excursions and activities available to cruise passengers visiting Dundee as part of a cruise. Please note that, in many cases and with prior arrangement, half day tours can be combined to create full day itineraries

Shore excursions are normally pre-booked onboard via the cruise line concerned. Cruise Scotland cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this information and all details and tour descriptions should be checked with the cruise line concerned.

Half day

RRS Discovery and Discovery Point

This five star visitor attraction is one of the focal points of Dundee’s visitor scene, sitting at the heart of the waterfront and housing the restored RRS Discovery. Climb aboard Discovery and follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his crew on one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken and discover how the officers and crew survived for two winters trapped in the Antarctic ice.

RRS Discovery was built in Dundee specifically for scientific research in Antarctica. Audio-visual shows, computer-based interactives and displays of the actual artefacts of the crew will transport you to Antarctica .

2 hours

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum & Dundee Law

The McManus is housed in a splendid Gothic Revival-style building displaying Dundee’s finest collections.

The McManus was also voted Dundee’s best loved building in 2000 and has been heart of art and culture in the city since its opening in 1867. The galleries display artworks and objects drawn from the museum’s collections of Art, Archaeology, History, Natural Sciences and World Cultures and provide a fascinating insight into Dundee’s people, culture and environment.

The museum has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment programme, re-opening to the public in 2010 with new displays, a specially designed learning suite, café and gift shop.

2 hours

Dundee Law

A trip to Dundee is not complete without a visit to the top of Dundee Law. The Law is part of an extinct volcano. There is much to be seen from the top of the Law with it's spectacular views across the Tay estuary to the hills of Fife. You will see striking views of the Sidlaw hills and on a clear day the beautiful surrounding villages and countryside. It is the highest point of the city and without a doubt the best viewing point.

Half day

The University of Dundee Botanic Garden

The University of Dundee Botanic Garden houses a wide range of plants, tropical and temperate glasshouses, a water garden and herb garden. Located in 9.5 hectares of south facing land near the banks of the River Tay, the garden features many species of indigenous British plants as well as collections of important plants from all continents of the world. There is always an amazing array of colours to be seen no matter what time of year you visit.

Half day

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle has been the Ancestral home of the Earls of Strathmore for over 600 years. The present Earl is Michael, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Glamis, situated in the foothills of the Angus Glens, is a living, breathing monument to Scottish hospitality; a place of enjoyment, reflection, laughter and wonder for all.

The castle has witnessed more than 600 years of history and we take great delight in sharing the many stories, secrets and intriguing tales that surround it.

Half day

The British Golf Museum - St Andrews

The British Golf Museum tells the fascinating story of British golf, through material dating from the 17th century to the present day.

It is the most comprehensive golf collection in Britain, and one of the finest worldwide, celebrating golf from grass roots to international level. Over 16,000 items cover equipment (clubs, balls, manufacturing and clothing), prizes (trophies and medals), decorative art (artworks, ceramics, silverware and ephemera), film, photographs and archives (books, periodicals, programmes and patents). The displays and archives are enhanced by unique loan collections from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and The Women Golfers’ Museum. The entire collection is a Recognised Collection of National Significance

Contact details

  • Robert Mason, Head of Cruise
  • Forth Ports Limited, Carron House, Dock Road,
    Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, FK3 8TY

Contact Port


Contact person Robert Mason, Head of Cruise Address Forth Ports Limited, Carron House, Dock Road,
Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, FK3 8TY
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