Tarbert-Harris - Harbour Operations Information
The Ferry Terminal
Isle of Harris
Phone: +44 (0) 1859 570376 (Press Option 2)
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Yachts enter Tarbert through the main ferry approach past the Islands of Scotasay and now pass the berth to the new marina located past the linkspan. The marina, owned and operated by a 3rd party, is ideally suited to visiting yacht traffic. Please check the local ferry timetable and liaise direct with the Marina operator who will advise on arrival instructions. Yachts must make prior booking before approaching the pier.
Cruise vessels less than 100m and with a draught no more than 4m can berth alongside at Tarbert. Larger cruise ships can anchor in the bay and tender visitors to the pier. For anchoring, please be aware of the scheduled ferry approach and departure from Tarbert.
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Cruise Ship Tenders
There is a landing platform with steps adjacent to the pier. There is not a slipway at the pier but there is a 3rd party owned slipway adjacent to the local marina.
Only commercial vessels less than 100m and a draught no more than 4m can berth alongside at Tarbert
Fishing vessels can use the main ferry berth when vacant from the ferry. Prior booking is advised.
About the local harbour
The harbour is situated in the main village on the Isle of Harris. Tarbert benefits from being a generally sheltered harbour. The harbour is very centrally located for touring the Isle of Harris and is a 5 minute walk from The Isle Of Harris Distillery, Isle Of Harris Tweed Shop and local bus stance.
There are approximately 1100 ferry movements per annum.
Anchorages available as per charts.
Moorings are available but not operated by CFL - Please contact the Isle of Harris Marina for more details.
There are berths available at the local marina which is not operated by CFL - Please contact the Isle of Harris Marina for more details.
Authority / Operator
Authority: Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
Operator: CalMac Harbours (Division of CalMac Ferries Ltd)
Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
Approx. annual tonnage
4 000 000 GT
Ferry / cargo / cruise
River / Tidal Berths
No of berths
Commercial cargo handling facilities
Linkspans: 1 capacity 120T
Waste - Yes
Harbour User Consultative Forum
Previous meeting records can be found at the links below (November 2020)
Latest meeting records can be found at the links below (May 2021)
Harbour User Information
CalMac Harbours would welcome all feedback on Navigation and Port Waste Management. For the questionnaires, please refer to the Procedures and Documents section of the website.