Welcome to the busy fishing port of Ullapool. 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 vessels including Cruise Ships. The modern pier has been upgraded and enlarged several times in its 200 year history and provides ample berthage for many vessels, along with facilities such as shore power, tube ice, bunkering and fresh water. The Harbour is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, all year round.
There are 8 trot moorings in total; enquiries and reservations should be made directly with the harbour. To get in touch the boats Visiting vessels should either use VHF channel 14 or 16 or phone 01854 612724 (24hrs). Yachts should receive permission to come alongside at the pontoon for water, fuel or other provisions only in order to keep the pontoon area clear for working vessels.
Throughout the year, Ullapool Harbour hosts a variety of activities and events including the annual angling competition, skiff regatta, wildlife day, renowned music festival Loopallu and fringe book festival. The harbour also welcomes Tall Ships and a growing number of visiting cruise ships. The beautifully refurbished ferry terminal attracts speakers, authors, musicians and anybody is welcome to browse a growing collection of exhibitions displayed throughout the first floor during opening hours.
Harbour Office, Ullapool Pier, Ullapool,
Type: Ferry, Fishing and Pleasure Trust Port
Disabled Facilities: yes
Pets Welcome: yes
Many of the pivotal discoveries of the Victorian era that contributed to the development of the concept of plate tectonics were made in this area, and there are still regular international geological conferences.