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Tarbert-Harris - Harbour Operations Information

Tarbert-Harris 9

The Ferry Terminal


Isle of Harris



Phone: +44 (0) 1859 570376 (Press Option 2)

E-mail: (Marine Enquiries Only)

VHF: Ch12





The current weather forecast can be viewed at the following link:

Tarbert-Harris 7-Day Weather Forecast



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 Ships

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.

For more information on things to do on the Isle of Harris visit  here

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.

Commercial Vessels

Only commercial vessels less than 100m and a draught no more than 4m can berth alongside at Tarbert

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Fishing Vessels

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.

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Ferry Movements

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.

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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

Principle traffic

Ferry / cargo / cruise

River / Tidal Berths






No of berths


Commercial cargo handling facilities

Linkspans: 1 capacity 120T


Waste - Yes
Electricity - No
Showers - No
Water - Yes
Fuel - No

Harbour User Community Forum

Latest meeting (Wednesday 4th September 2019) minutes can be found at the following link:

Tarbert-Harris HUCF Minutes 15.11.2019 [166KB]

Port Waste Management Questionnaire can be found at:

Port Waste management Questionnaire [266KB]

Navigational Safety Questionnaire can be found at:

Navigational Safety Questionnaire [279KB]

Harbour User Information

The most recent Bathymetric Survey can be found at:

Tarbert Bathymetric Survey [1MB]

Workboat Checklist

Calmac Harbours Workboat Checklist [419KB]



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