Small Ports Information


Baltasound Pier

Baltasound Pier Photo

Baltasound is a large and well-serviced harbour sheltered by the isle of Balta, across the mouth of the sound and by the high ground to the north and west. The marina may not suitable for some visiting yachts.

There is also a suitable anchorage south west of the pier.

Harbour Data

Position 60 45' N 00 50' W
Chart Reference 3299
North Coast of Scotland Pilot section ref 6.369
Berthage 160 metres
Water Depth 5.0 metres
Tidal Date (estimated)

MHWS = 2.4 MHWN = 1.9
MLWS = 0.5 MLWN = 1.0

Tidal Differences Approx time of high water from Lerwick = minus 0045

Harbour Data

Services Available

  • Water, stores and fuel are available at Baltasound.
  • Minor welding repairs can be carried out.
  • There is a truck and ferry access to Shetland's Mainland.
  • Major town services and fishmarkets are 52 miles by road and ferry.
  • Net mending facilities are also available.