Port information



Portland Port lies in the sweep of Weymouth Bay, at the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, an area renowned for its natural beauty and historical heritage. Other local attractions include two more UNESCO World Heritage sites; Stonehenge and the City of Bath as well as numerous stately homes, castles, gardens, historic towns and much, much more.
A visit to Portland Port allows access to the quintessential England of rolling green hills, narrow country lanes, picture postcard villages and long centuries of history.
There is also traditional fish and chips in abundance, Michelin star restaurants, real ales, fines wines, award winning beaches and stunning cliff top walks.
Be sure to keep your eyes on the quayside as you depart, Portland Port prides itself on providing you with the best memories of your cruise and tops it off with variety of acts and a 3 shot salute from the Nothe Fort Artillery Volunteers.

Port attractions

  1.  Weymouth

    Portland Port operates a complimentary shuttle bus service, taking passengers directly from the ship to Weymouth’s Old Harbour which is only a short ten minute drive away.
  2.  Portland

    The Isle of Portland is right on the port’s doorstep, with a great selection of places to visit, from quiet coves and disused quarries to some of the best views in Britain.
  3.  UNESCO World Heritage Site - Jurassic Coast

    This breathtaking stretch of coastline stretches for 150km, from Orcombe Point in East Devon, right the way through Dorset to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage.
  4.  UNESCO World Heritage Site - Stonehenge

    Stonehenge is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. Millions of people visit Stonehenge every year and many see it as a ‘must see' landmark.
  5.  UNESCO World Heritage Site - Roman City of Bath

    Bath is home to some amazing Georgian architecture and Britain’s only natural thermal spa, the world famous, Roman Baths. It is the only UK city to be granted World Heritage status.

Port views

UK – Dorset, Weymouth Harbour during blue hour by Lukes_photos is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Portland Bill Lighthouse and Buildings by Paul Tomlin licensed under CC BY 2.0
Portland Castle, Isle of Portland, Dorset by Roman Hobler licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
durdle door hdr by Paul Tomlin licensed under CC BY 2.0
Stonehenge by Qalinx licensed under CC BY 2.0
Roman baths, Bath, England by Diego Delso licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Challenger tank at Bovington Tankfest 2014 by Steve Slater is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury by Charles D P Miller is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Corfe Castle by Iain A Wanless is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Water Gardens – Weymouth by Airwolfhound is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
Max. Draught, M:
DWB 10.7, OCP 10
More Info Draught:
with one meter clearance
Max. Air Draught, M:
More Info Air Draught:
No. Of Quays:
Quay Length Total, M:
Quay Depth, M:
DWB 11.7, OCP 11
Anchorage Available:
Anchorage Compulsory:
Passenger Terminal:
Pilotage Compulsary:
Tugs Available:
on request
Tidal Movement/range, M:
Ships Tenders Allowed:
Garbage Disposal:
on request
Airport Distance, Km:
City Centre Distance, Km:


Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
✔ Open loop
✔ Closed loop
✔ Hybrid loop
✔ Compliant IMO Fuel
Scrubbers must comply with MSN 1819 and its amendments and the authorising documentation should be provided to Portland Harbour Authority as well as the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
OPS currently under evaluation
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
Supplying alternative fuels:
Reception Facilities for Contaminated Ballast Water:
Reception Facilities for Waste Oils:
Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
In the future
OPS (Onshore Power System) - Comments
OPS currently under evaluation
Shore power within the next 5 years
In the future
Shore power within the next 5 years - Comments
OPS currently under evaluation
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
Connection Time
Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
Disconnection time
Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
Restrictions / Penalties / Insurance
Weather conditions/restrictions/other limitations for safe use of SSE
Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
Utility standard/usage fees in addition to kWh rate
Tax/duty fees applicable
Other fees related to shore power
Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Ian McQuade, General Manager - Commercial
DT5 1PP Portland
United Kingdom


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Page last updated: 2023-09-29 10:46


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