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Portree and Raasay Pontoon (Churchton Bay)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


57° 24.7N 006 09.6W


AC 2534 Portree Harbour & Sound of Raasay; AC 2209 Inner Sound; AC 2210 Approaches to the Inner Sound; Imray C66 Mallaig to Outer Hebrides (with harbour plan Portree); SC5616 Sound of Raasay North, Central, South & Portree harbour

Rules & Regulations

No overnight on the Portree pontoon except by arrangement. The Raasay pontoon is available for o/n (see their website) There is a traffic control system at Raasay to help the ro-ro ferry.


Sgeir Mhór and associated reef projecting out from the North shore at the entrance to Portree

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Portree is 25 mins before HW Ullapool. MHWS 5.3m MHWN 3.7m MLWN 1.9m MLWS 0.7m   (links)

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General Description

HM 01478 612926
Portree Mooring Association. Moorings Officer (Tommy) 07831 090066
Raasay Pontoon Warden                                                   
07561 854077 ... read more


The approach to Portree is simple and free of dangers but note.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

As has been said, the moorings in the bay are run by the Portree Moorings association. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Up date August 2023
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 30th Aug 2023
I've added notes on the Pontoon facility over in Churton Bay on Raasay.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 19th Aug 2022
I reviewed these notes in August 2022. The Moorings Officer here has changed so there is a new number for him. Very little else has changed apart from the PMA asking £15 per night to use their moorings. The plans for a marina here are advancing slowly - they're looking for massive funding this summer. I've added an image of their hopes in our gallery
Update Summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 27th Jun 2019
These notes were reviewed in June of 2019. No changes were necessary but we've updated the charts
Written by Don Thomson | 13th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. They have inspected all the visitors buoys and the £10 mooring fee remains in place.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 7th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. No changes were made
Busy bustling town.
Written by Barbados Billy | 25th Jun 2014
Picking up a visitors mooring in the harbour is probably the easiest. Anchoring is possible but it is crowded and empty space is quite a dinghy ride. The harbour is fairly sheltered but some swell can work in. The tender landing can get crowded so make sure your mooring line is long enough to lay off a bit. The town can be very crowded with coach parties and when a cruise ship turns up it will take days to get your fish and chips. There is water via a commercial hose but beware the pressure. I had a pillow tank and stupidly managed to burst it! A good place to get odd stuff as it has timber/builders' merchants.
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