Ullapool Harbour Overview

Situated in the sheltered waters of Loch Broom, a natural harbour carved by the glaciers of the last ice age, Ullapool offers good protection from the open waters of the Minch.  The harbour area covers 26 square miles, providing deep water anchorage for large vessel such as cruise liners and drill ships. The modern pier has been upgraded and enlarged several times in its 220 year history.

The fishing industry has been at the heart of Ullapool since it was founded by the British Fisheries Society in 1788. (See History for more information). Many crews have enjoyed the advantages of  visiting Ullapool and return year after year.

You can download our Harbour Plan here.


  • All port facilities available 24/7
  • Deep water anchorage
  • Pilotage non-compulsory
  • Ro-ro berth (6-11mtrs at LAT) of 120 mtrs length. Linkspan – 8mtr max width
  • Good transport links for getting catch to market by road
  • 4-tonne telehandler and harbour forklifts available 24/7. Larger cranes available by prior appointment
  • Ship repairs – full range of marine electronic supply and repairs available locally
  • Fresh water available at all berths
  • Fuel
  • Divers – qualified divers available by appointment
  • Expansive pier – ideal for net rigging/mending
  • Tube ice available on request
  • Bunkering – MDO available at all berths and by road tanker
  • Transport can be arranged
  • Winter hardstanding facilities can be arranged
  • Internet connection
  • EV Rapid Charger  (and back-up charger )

Local Services

  • Nearby public shower and toilet facilities
  • Grocery supermarket
  • Lochbroom Hardware – supplier of tools suitable for onboard maintenance
  • Ullapool Leisure Centre – facilities include swimming pool, sauna, gym, sports hall and outdoor tennis courts
  • Variety of onshore facilities


Ullapool is the mainland port for ferry services to the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles. Calmac currently operates a twice daily service for passengers and vehicles on the ‘MV Loch Seaforth’. Calmac also operates an overnight freight-only service.  Additional day sailings operate throughout the summer months.  A bus service connects with the passenger ferry and all coaches through Ullapool use the harbour as a main stopping point.  See http://www.calmac.co.uk/ and http://www.citylink.co.uk for further details of their services.