Cruise Ships

Welcome to Your Expedition

As expedition cruising becomes increasingly popular, with more emphasis placed on onshore activities and excursions, cruise companies are finding that berthing at lesser known destinations with more economical port charges can help them offer a more tailored experience for discerning travellers.

As well as impressive cost savings, smaller ports like Montrose are well suited to offering a more flexible, friendly and individual service which is integral to this type of cruise.

 

We are ideally located for expedition cruise ship passengers who want to visit the stunning scenery of Angus and Aberdeenshire and plan their own bespoke adventure.

This part of Scotland is particularly appealing to those who want to travel the route less known, get active and discover some of the hidden jewels of the North East.

Angus is an area of outstanding beauty with lots to offer, from the breath-taking scenery of the rolling hills and glens, to the sandy white beaches along the stunning coastline. From sweeping sandy beaches to stunning mountains and glens, there’s something about the scale and serenity of this area which makes it truly unforgettable.

In 2019 there were 1.1 million tourism visits to Angus, generating £241 million within the local economy through visitor and tourism business expenditure.

Offering visitors the perfect opportunity to delight in the outstanding scenery and wildlife, sample the region’s world class food and drink, as well as experience the unique culture and history – why not make Montrose your port of choice to disembark and explore this vibrant region.

We can accommodate cruise ships up to 110 metres and berthing at our purpose built facilities for up to a week. We are also members of Cruise Scotland and Cruise Europe.

Our cruise ship amenities include:

  • Excursion transport provided by local operators with extensive knowledge of the area
  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Fully ISPS Code compliant, with security personnel provided by Montrose Port Authority to ISPS standards
  • Fast, fresh water supplies are easily accessible.

"Montrose is a vibrant town in Angus, and attracting cruise ships to Montrose Port provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase Angus to a new audience.

Visitors are vital to local businesses, supporting more than 3,812 full time equivalent jobs. The arrival of cruise ships at Montrose Port not only provides visitors with the opportunity to discover this beautiful part of Scotland, but also has a positive impact on the local economy."

Millie Clark
Team Leader – Economic Development, Visit Angus
Sample Itineraries

The following is a list of popular excursions that are available and can be tailored to create unique and bespoke itineraries. Please note that, in many cases and with prior arrangement, half day tours can be combined to create full day itineraries

Shore excursions are normally pre-booked onboard via the cruise line concerned. The itineraries detailed below are subject to change and should be checked with the tour/activity provider concerned.

For further information contact Lynn Sayer, Commercial Services Team Leader – lynn@montroseport.co.uk.

Hills & Glens

The Angus Glens

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Heritage

Glamis Castle

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Heritage

House of Dun

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Wildlife

Montrose Basin

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Wildlife

Stonehaven Sea Safari

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Wildlife

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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Food and Drink

The Bothy Experience

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Food and Drink

Arbroath Smokies

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Golf

Montrose Golf Links

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Golf

Carnoustie Golf Links

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The Port at a glance.

Offering around 1000 metres of quayside on both the north and south side of the harbour, Montrose Port provides a sheltered haven almost half a mile long. Port facilities include water berths to a depth of 8m, 130,000m2 of open storage, 42,000m2 warehousing and over 2000m2 of office space.

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Port Key Facts

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24/7/365
OPERATION

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QUAYSIDE: 1000m
BERTH DEPTH: 8m
(Chart Datum)

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INTERNAL SPACE
42,000m2

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OPEN STORAGE SPACE
130,000m2

Our People make the port

Our success as a respected and forward thinking port is predominantly due to the level of service we provide, but also down to the people working here.

We have a close-knit team from top to bottom who know that in a Trust Port, the fruits of their labours are all reinvested in the Port.

As well as our staff we have a board of enthusiastic people who take a keen interest in the day to day running of the Port. They have a wide range of experience and expertise which is always available to help with operations.

 
Community
As a hub for commerce, transport and logistics at the heart of Montrose, we see ourselves very much part of a wider community.
Quayside Services
We work with a number of third-party organisations to keep the port running efficiently.
Careers
View and apply for career opportunities at Montrose Port Authority and across of maritime network.

Documents & Downloads

Our Tariff

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Download Tide Timetable

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Download Port Map

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