Welcome to Invergordon
Gateway to the Highlands

The next ship arriving is Jewel of the Seas on 14/06/2024

Your Gateway to a Highland Adventure

At the Port of Cromarty Firth, we welcome cruise liners and passengers, inviting you to embark on a journey through the Highlands of Scotland from our home in Invergordon. Nestled within the rich tapestry of tradition and history, our port is your gateway to this magnificent region.

Discover the Port of Cromarty Firth

Our port is a maritime gem, offering safe and sheltered deep berths and anchorages that are perfectly suited to even the largest cruise ships.

Since 1978, we’ve been welcoming cruise ships, making us not just a port but a unique Highland experience.

Immerse Yourself in Highland Culture

During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the warm embrace of Highland culture and hospitality. Our port provides authentic shore excursion experiences, allowing you to delve deep into the heart of the Highlands and experience its wonders.

We have published our Gateway Magazine so you can learn more about local organisations that we work alongside to ensure you maximise your time onshore and enjoy cultural experiences that expose you to the true majesty of the highlands.

We are a Trust Port

A Trust Port is governed by stakeholders rather than shareholders and controlled by an independent Board. We reinvest 100% of our surplus income into the Cromarty Firth, the local community and the Port’s sustainable development.

The Cromarty Firth is a valuable national asset and our role as a Trust Port is to safeguard and nurture this asset in a sustainable way so that future generations can continue to enjoy and benefit from the Firth. When you come to Invergordon you’re contributing to the local community, you’re helping us protect the Port and bring great value to the Highlands. Thank you.

Invergordon and the Highlands will see the benefits of an increase of 27% in cruise calls and passenger figures next year.

Cruise Ships 2024 Timetable

Last updated 21/05/2024

We protect the Cromarty Firth

The Cromarty Firth is a very special environment consisting of Sites of Special Scientific interests, a Special Protected Area, a Special Area of Conservation and Ramsar sites for the protection of birds. The wildlife is abundant and the nature is spectacular.

Every year, over 30,000 birds spend winter with us in the Firth, feeding on the 21 species of algae and eelgrass. We are home to 300 harbour seals and have a group of 195 bottlenose dolphins, one of only two resident populations in the UK.

We welcome 10,000 Scottish salmon every year, travelling through the Cromarty Firth to their home river systems in the wider Highlands. Not long after, 200,000 of their smolts travel back down the Firth, through the Sutors and out to the North Sea.

We work tirelessly with local organisations to maintain clean water and a healthy environment – together with our shore excursion partners we care deeply for the Highlands, and we’re proud to welcome you to this diverse and spectacular area. Please tread gently and leave only footprints to ensure the environment remains special for generations to come.

Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Port Office, Shore Road, Invergordon, IV18 0HD

Call +44 (0) 1349 852308  |  Email: cruise@cfpa.co.uk

Cruise Manager – Allison McGuire

For information concerning your cruise, please contact your cruise operator. For information regarding your shore excursion, please contact your shore excursion team or ground handling agent.

Useful links, with information to help you make the most of your time in the Highlands:

Invergordon Tourism Alliance
www.visitinvergordon.com

VisitScotland
www.visitscotland.com

Cruise Scotland
www.cruisescotland.com

National Trust for Scotland
www.nts.org.uk