Welcome to the Portree Cruise Port Guide. Portree is the capital of Scotland’s 2nd largest island: Skye. Portree has approximately 2300 inhabitants, which is about a third of the entire population of the Isle of Skye. Portree is the largest centre of the island and almost all services are located here. The beauty of the Isle of Skye is famous around the world. The islands offers beautiful peninsulas, mesmerising bays, a mountainous centre and incredible wildlife. Make sure not to stay in Portree itself but discover the island!
There are some amazing hikes you can do around the island. Some of those hikes even start in town like the Scorrybreac circuit. Check the information above for details.
Portree, Isle of Skye
The only distillery on the Isle of Skye is called Talker Distillery. It proved 10 year old Single Matl Scotch Wiskey. Visit the distillery and see the 5 copper pot stills at work or take look at the oak casks in the warehouse.
Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8SR, UK
There is no cruise dock large enough to accomodate cruise ships in Portree. Therefore your ship will need to drop anchor and tender you to shore. The tender pier is located on the most recognizable street of Portree. From here it is an easy, uphill walk to the city center. You will find limited facilities on the dock. Please check our Portree cruise port guide for all the information.
The centre of the Isle of Sky is dominated by the Cuillin Mountains. They are absolutely spectacular and dramatic mountain scenery. The highest mountain top is 3255 ft / 992 m. Out here you might come across birds of prey and wild deer.
Cuillin Mountain, Isle of Skye
This is one of the most iconic castle of Scotland. The Eileen Donan castle is situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet. The 6th century castle is surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, UK
This museum depicts life on the island around the 19th century. Several thatched cottages are preserved.
Sky Museum of island life, Isle of Skye