Portree Isle of Skye

Portree skyline and colourful houses, Scotland
Portree skyline and colourful houses, Scotland
View of Portree Bay with commericial fising boats

Portree is the Isle of Skye's largest and liveliest town. Set within a pretty natural harbour with brightly-coloured houses and surrounded by rocky cliffs and rolling hills, Portree is a truly beautiful place to explore.

Its name (from the Gaelic for King's Harbour) commemorates James V, who arrived here in 1540 to pacify the local clans.[ReadMoreMob] The town is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its stunning coastline and interesting attractions that include the Aros Centre and the An Tuireann Arts Centre, which celebrate the island's Gaelic heritage.

Portree also serves as a gateway to other attractions on the island, such as the intriguing rock formations at Trotternish Ridge, north of the town, the ruins of Tusdale, and the peninsula unflatteringly known as ‘The Lump’, which once provided a setting for public hangings.

Cruises to Portree Isle of Skye

The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scenic Isles of the UK • T2212

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 04 Jun 2022
10 nights
  • Visit the UK’s most hard-to-reach islands
  • Marvel at wildlife in natural habitats
  • Explore off the beaten track on remote islands
Daylight view of Dunrobin Castle, Scottish Highlands Daylight view of Dunrobin Castle, Scottish Highlands Daylight view of Dunrobin Castle, Scottish Highlands

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2215

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 09 Jun 2022
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise by impressive Fingal’s Cave
  • Calls into remote Islands, such as Orkney
  • View seabirds & sea stacks on the Isle of Skye
Skara Brae, Orkney Skara Brae, Orkney Skara Brae, Orkney Isles, Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2215BFS

 Belfast
Borealis
Fri 10 Jun 2022
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise by impressive Fingal’s Cave
  • Calls into remote Islands, such as Orkney
  • View seabirds & sea stacks on the Isle of Skye
Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands

Scenic Isles & Lochs of Scotland • L2218

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Thu 07 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Cruise past Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap
  • Admire the seabirds of Skye, the Orkneys and Shetlands
  • Visit remote Scottish destinations
Lady looking out to Fingal's cave from on board Lady looking out to Fingal's cave from on board Lady looking out to Fingal's cave from on board

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2219

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 19 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Tour to see Loch Ness from Invergordon
  • Call at the hard to reach Shetland Islands
  • Scenic cruise the pretty Sound of Mull
Cawdor Castle with gardens near Inverness, Scotland Cawdor Castle with gardens near Inverness, Scotland Cawdor Castle with gardens near Inverness, Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2219BFS

 Belfast
Borealis
Wed 20 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Tour to see Loch Ness from Invergordon
  • Call at the hard to reach Shetland Islands
  • Scenic cruise the pretty Sound of Mull
View of the old Lerwick, Town Hall, Shetland, Scotland. View of the old Lerwick, Town Hall, Shetland, Scotland. View of the old Lerwick, Town Hall, Shetland, Scotland.

Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland • T2219

 Dover
Bolette
Fri 19 Aug 2022
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise the picturesque Sound of Mull
  • Explore the remote Orkney & Shetland Islands
  • Explore Loch Ness from Invergordon