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Cruise & Ferries

With modern ferry infrastructure to accommodate domestic and international traffic, Scrabster is the gateway for daily lifeline ferry services to Orkney and cruise ships visiting the remote, beautiful and historic far North of Scotland.

The ferry terminal is used by Serco Northlink Ferries roll on/roll off vessel, Hammnavoe. The ship is linked to the terminal by an elevated overhead walkway for the comfort and safety of passengers.

For further details, terminal opening times and ferry schedules, please visit www.northlinkferries.co.uk

As the main port of northern mainland of Scotland, Scrabster, is a regular port of call for visiting cruise ships. Cruise ships up to 180 metres and 8 metres draft berth alongside, with larger ships using the deep water anchorage available within 0.2 nautical miles. The former St Ola Pier linkspan is used for tenders operating from the anchorage. Pilotage is not compulsory at Scrabster. Scrabster is fully ISPS Code compliant, with security personnel provided by the harbour authority to ISPS standards. Fast, fresh water supplies are easily accessible.

A courtesy bus service to and from the town of Thurso is available for cruise passengers and crew.

Scrabster Harbour Trust is a member of Cruise Scotland and Cruise Europe.

Further cruise destination information is available within our Cruise Directory which includes an Interactive map and we have also produced a video below showing a small selection of the areas superb attractions.

 

 

 

 

Provisional Scrabster Cruise Programme – 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2018 (this list is subject to change at any time).

Arrival of Vessel Departure of Vessel
Name of Ship Gross Tonnage Date Time Date Time From To Pax
                 
Astoria 16,244 01/05/2018 0800 01/05/2018 1800 Ullapool Lerwick 600
Island Sky 4,000 09/06/2018 0700 09/06/2018 1800 Aberdeen Lerwick 100
Pacific Princess 30,322 15/06/2018 1000 15/06/2018 1900 Akureyni Dundee 600
Silver Wind 17,235 01/07/2018 0800 01/07/2018 1700 Ullapool Djupivogur 360
Gann 6,257 13/07/2018 0900 13/07/2018 2000
Aegean Odyssey 12,094 19/07/2018 0901 19/07/2018 2001 Torshaven Edinburgh 420
Aegean Odyssey 12,094 31/07/2018 0800 31/07/2018 1300 Isle of Skye Edinburgh 420
Seabourne Ovation 40,350 13/08/2018 0800 13/08/2018 1800 Lerwick Invergordon 650
Saga Pearl II 18,672 16/08/2018 0700 16/08/2018 1900 Campbeltown Edinburgh 512
Boudicca 28,600 22/08/2018 0700 22/08/2018 1900 Narnotalik Dover 900
Hebridean Sky 4,000 23/08/2018 0900 23/08/2018 1800 100
Albatros 28,824 29/08/2018 1400 29/08/2018 2000 Reykjavik Bremerhaven 830
218,692 5,592

 

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