CFL Harbour Master
Perth Harbour Office
Perth PH2 8BB
Phone: +44 (0)1738 624056
Lat: 56⁰ 23' N; Long: 03⁰ 26' W
It is recommended that all yachts contact the harbour master before entering the harbour limits.
Cruise Ship Tenders
Commercial vessels up to 100m are required to contact the harbour master at least 24 hours before entering the harbour limits. Maximum permissible draught is 0.2 meters less than the predicted tide. Final acceptance of length and draught vessel is subject to the discretion of the harbour master. All Vessels must be suitable for NAABSA berthing. All masters are reminded to ensure they are aware of all notice to mariners in force before transiting the river. These can be found on www.perthharbour.co.uk
About the local harbour
Situated just 30 miles from the North Sea, Perth Harbour connects easily to the area's excellent network of motorways, dual carriageways and national rail network, making it ideal for fast and easy transportation of goods to all areas of Scotland and Northern England.
Perth Harbour provides a lower cost alternative to larger coastal ports and, by cutting haulage miles, generates both financial and environmental benefits.
Open to shipping round the clock, Perth Harbour accepts coastal and dry bulk ships up to 90 metres in length, carrying up to 2,500 tonnes from Europe, the Baltic or Scandinavia.
Because of its scale, vessels can be received on one high tide and depart on the next, ensuring maximum efficiency.
Cargoes passing through Perth Harbour range from traditional agricultural related cargoes such as animal feedstuffs and fertilisers to timber, chemicals and baryte ore.
Located within a thriving business hub, and only a short distance from the city centre, the harbour also benefits from a growing community of commercial neighbours, including some of Perth's most successful and long-established companies.
Perth - Vessels inbound for Perth must transit through Dundee harbour. Pilots can be arranged via Fourth and Tay Navigation Service.
Perth Pilots - Pilotage for vessels transiting between Balmerino and Perth, is supplied by the Association of Perth Pilots. The Harbour is operated by CalMac harbours, a division of CalMac Ferries Ltd on behalf of Perth and Kinross council. Pilotage services can be booked via the harbour operator.
Perth Pilots remain a separate legal organisation from the Harbour Authority and the Harbour Operator and thus will be invoiced as such.
Boarding -Perth Pilots will board using the Fourth Ports Pilot Launch. Pilot boarding will take place at Balmerino. This can be arranged by Fourth and Tay Navigation Services.
Vessels- Perth Harbour is capable of accepting vessels up to 100m. Maximum permissible draught is 0.2 meters less than the predicted tide. Final acceptance of length and draught of any transiting vessel is subject to the discretion of the harbour master. All masters are reminded to ensure they are aware of all notice to mariners in force before transiting the river. These can be found on www.perthharbour.co.uk
Communications -Harbour Control can be contacted VHF Radio on channel 09 call sign "Perth Harbour". The Harbour office can also contacted on: Tel 01738 624056 (24 Hrs) .
Between March and September the local Authority operate a water taxi service. This consists of two to three movements a day throughout this season. It is recommended any master or agent contacts the harbour master for detailed information regarding movement times.
There is 1 anchorage at Balmerino.
Willowgate Pontoon : This is operated by the Tay and Earn trust : Contact Tel 01738 637245 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Authority / Operator
Authority: Perth & Kinross Council
Operator: CalMac Harbours (Division of CalMac Ferries Ltd)
Approx annual tonnage
River / Tidal Berths
4.4m Max (Fresh Water) Airdraft 22m
No. of berths
Commercial cargo handling facilities
Stevedoring provided by private operators
Waste - General waste can be received by harbour
Small repairs can be undertaken locally.
A912 & M90
Yes 200 yds
Yes 1 mile
Perth airport 5 miles, Edinburgh Airport 40 miles