Scrabster - Cruise ships
Cruise ships are regular visitors to Scrabster Harbour with at least seven major cruise companies now including Caithness and North Sutherland in their itineraries.
They follow in the wake of the Royal Family who for several decades used Scrabster Harbour as the stopping off point for the royal yacht Britannia each August when visiting the Queen Mother when she was in residence at her nearby Caithness holiday home, the Castle of Mey.
The port of Scrabster can berth vessels up to 180 metres length, and depth at chart datum is eight metres. Scrabster is fully ISPS Code compliant, with security personnel provided by the harbour authority to ISPS standards. Deep-water anchorage is available within 0.2 nautical miles. Fixed concrete steps are located in the outer basin and pontoon access, suitable for use by tenders, can be made available. Fast, fresh potable water supplies are easily accessible.
Information about visiting Caithness specifically designed for cruise and tour operators can be found in our Invest Caithness Scrabster Cruise Directory.