Nautical Information
Location57° 51’ N 005° 13’ WAnchorage Position57° 53.35’ N 005° 09.30’ W
No. of Berths3Distance to Landing Stage0.1 NM
Berth detailsBerth 2, Max L.O.A. 77m. Max Draft: 6.0m
Berth 3, Max L.O.A. 74m. Max Draft: 6.0m
Berth 4, Max L.O.A. 100m. Max Draft: 7.0m
Tidal range/movement2.0m – 5.0m
Town centreAdjacentShuttle to townNot necessary
AnchorageYesNearest airportInverness


One of the best natural deepwater harbours in the country, carved out by the glaciers of the last ice age, Ullapool offers over 200 years of history, unspoilt beauty, traditional music, dance and artistic flair coupled with a friendly highland welcome. Drop anchor some 200 metres from the pier and take the short boat trip to our purpose built landing pontoon and welcoming marquee reception area.

The surrounding area offers a unique range of breathtaking excursion experiences; Gruinard Bay, Inverewe Botanical Gardens, Falls of Measach, Knockan Crag Geopark, Castle Leod, Loch Ness, Castle Urquhart, Coigach & Assynt Mountains, Leckmelm Arboreteum all within easy reach.

This traditional highland fishing village also offers many delights within walking distance, including gentle strolls by the Ullapool River to the more strenuous walks up Ullapool Hill, or perhaps a round of golf on our picturesque nine hole course. There are plenty opportunities for shopping in quality craft and gift outlets and a chance to sample fine local cuisine from a range of award winning cafés and bistros.

Come to Ullapool, relax and enjoy your visit.


Kevin Peach, Harbourmaster
Ullapool Harbour Trustees, Harbour Office, The Pier, Ullapool, Ross-shire, Scotland, IV26 2UH

T: +44 (0)1854 612724 F: +44 (0)1854 613245

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 Ullapool 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


Ullapool and the surrounding area is the ideal place to have a day off to relax, explore the area and relish the easy pace of life. Located within a short distance of the harbour the village has a selection of retail outlets to interest the visiting cruise passenger from crafts, pictures, tweeds and mementos. For refreshments and snacks there are a variety of outlets selling locally sourced Scottish produce. Discover the history of the area by visiting the award winning Ullapool museum or why not take home a unique souvenir from Highland Stoneware, all pieces hand thrown and painted in a purpose built visitor friendly premises.

Full day


Ullapool Hill is part of the well established Highland Estate of Rhidorroch; the pine trees planted on Ullapool Hill were grown from seed collected from the remains of the local Caledonian Forest. The hill can be accessed by a series of paths from the edge of the village; the nearest paths are accessible to all with the more distant tracks offering a stiffer challenge. Looking west from the summit across the clear waters of the north Minch, the Western Isles and Shiant Islands are visible on a clear day.

Half day


Located 4km from the village, Leckmelm Arboretum was laid out in the 1880s, and it is from those days that many of the finest rhododendron species and trees date - wellingtonias, cedars, monkey puzzles and a huge weeping beech. Some of the trees are record-breakers, whose presence at such a northerly point may be explained by the mild climate. Leckmelm is a largely undiscovered garden of tranquility on the shores of Lochbroom and well worth a visit.

Full day


The far northwest of Scotland presents one of the most ancient and unique landscapes in Europe. Here in the North West Highlands Geopark, you’ll find some of the most rugged and wonderful scenery, where the rocks tell of oceans, deserts, volcanoes and ice sheets. The amazing stories stored in the area’s rocks come to life at Knockan Crag visitor centre situated 20kms north of Ullapool. Continue on to the quaint fishing village of Lochinver via the Assynt mountains and experience some of the most amazing scenery in Scotland.

Half day


Castle Leod seat of the Clan Mackenzie and home to the current Chieftain is situated just outside the picturesque Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer. A magnificent, compact, L-pan tower house built circa 1606 by Sir Roderick Mackenzie, the 17th century family founder of the Earls of Cromartie. The castle has remained the seat of the Earls of Cromartie ever since. The grounds boast some magnificent trees including Giant Sequoias and a Spanish Chestnut planted in 1550 for a visit by Mary of Guise (Mary Queen of Scots' mother). Personal two hour tours are conducted daily by the current clan chief John Mackenzie.

Half day


One of the most beautiful places in the Highlands, this magnificent garden was created by Osgood Mackenzie in 1862. It is an oasis of exotic plants bursting with vibrant colour thanks to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream that flows in from the Atlantic along the Scottish coast. Run since 1953 by the National Trust for Scotland the gardens are kept to a very high standard and are well worth a visit. The coach journey from Ullapool offers the opportunity to visit the world famous Falls of Measach and Corrieshalloch Gorge.

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