Nautical Information
Location56° 42’ N 002° 28’ WAnchorage Position57° 42’ N 002° 25.5’ W
No. of Berths1Distance to Landing Stage1.5 NM
Berth detailsBerth 1, Max L.O.A. 164m. Depth: 8.5mTidal range/movementSprings = 4.5m, Neaps = 2.0m
Town centre1 kmWidth of Ship26m
Shuttle to townYesAnchorageYes
Nearest airportAberdeen


Montrose Port is ideally located to welcome expedition cruise ships who want to experience the breathtaking scenery of Angus and the North-East and enjoy their own bespoke adventures. This part of Scotland is particularly appealing to those who want to get off the beaten track, get active and discover some of the hidden jewels in this area.

From sweeping sandy beaches to stunning mountains and glens, there’s something about the scale and serenity of this area which makes it truly unforgettable.

Offering visitors the perfect opportunity to delight in the outstanding scenery and wildlife, sample the region’s world class food and drink, as well as experience the unique culture and history - why not make Montrose your port of choice to disembark and explore this vibrant region.

We can accommodate cruise ships up to 165 metres and our amenities include:

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Excursion transport provided by local operators with extensive knowledge of the area
  • Fully ISPS Code compliant, with security personnel provided by the port authority to ISPS standards
  • Fast, fresh water supplies are easily accessible.


Lynn Harper

Commercial Services Team Leader, Montrose Port Authority, South Quay, Ferryden, Montrose, Angus, DD10 9SL

T: +44 (0)1674 672302 F: +44(0)1674 675530



Image credit: Paul Tomkins

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 Montrose 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.

Full day


22 miles south of Montrose is the world famous Carnoustie Golf Links, home to one of the most challenging championship courses around.

Golf at Carnoustie is open to the public and has three superb golf courses to cater for every golfer. Open daily, Carnoustie welcomes visiting golfers from all over the world.

The Open Championship will return to Carnoustie in 2018.

Half day


Arbroath, settled in the 12th century, lies 16 miles to the south of Montrose. The attractive historic harbour is still very busy today and long sandy beaches and stunning sandstone cliffs stretch out from either side of the town.

Fascinating fact - the Declaration of Arbroath signed at Arbroath Abbey in 1320 influenced the US Declaration of Independence.

Arbroath is also famous for its world renowned smokie – hot smoked haddock that enjoys the same geographical name protected status as Champagne and Parma Ham.

Full day


The Angus Glens make up a truly breathtaking area with heather-clad hills, bubbling streams and forests filled with wildlife.

Comprising several long parallel glens, they stretch like the fingers of a hand as far as the outer reaches of the Cairngorms National Park.

A great starting point for accessing the Glens is the pretty town of Kirriemuir, known as “Gateway to the Glens”. Kirriemuir is where JM Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, was born and his former home is now a museum in the town.

Half day


Glamis Castle is a living, breathing monument and within 25 miles of Montrose. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth, and was the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret.

As soon as you enter the Queen Mother Gates at Glamis and see the Castle's turrets and towers nestled at the end of the mile-long drive, you can't fail to be impressed by its majesty.

Half day


Cortachy Castle is a castellated mansion house some four miles north of Kirriemuir. The present building dates from the 15th century, preceded by an earlier structure that was owned by the Earls of Strathearn. It was acquired by the Ogilvies in 1473 and modified in the 17th and 19th centuries.

The castle is said to be haunted by the spirit of a drummer.

Half day


Just minutes from the centre of Montrose, this rich tidal basin plays host to large numbers of wildfowl, wadersand up to 60,000 migrating geese each year. There are four hides on the reserve and a four-star Visitor Centre.

Best times to visit: Easter to October for outdoor activities. April to August for breeding birds. October to February for wintering geese. Any time for wildfowl and waders.

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