Portree is situated off the Sound of Raasay. Portree harbour has a sheltered deep water anchorage which provides good shelter from all winds.
Portree has a diverse shipping clientele and is a popular destination for cruise liners.
During the summer months cruise liners land their passengers. The harbour is also home to a flourishing fishing fleet and a busy salmon farming industry.
Parts of the distinctive landscape have earned particular names. The needle is a jagged 37 m high landmark pinnacle, a remnant of landslipping. Northwest of it is The Table, a flat grassy area slipped down fron the summit plateau, with vistas of the Torridon Hills and the mountains of Wester Ross. Southwest is the prison, a pyramidal rocky peak which can look like a medievel keep when viewed from the right angle - the ascent of this airy scramble.
These impressive falls are close to the Portree –Staffin road. From the car park there is an interesting walk up to Loch Cuithir with the remains of the diatomite railway.
The Fairy Pools are beautifully crystal clear blue pools on the River Brittle. They make some great ‘Wild Swimming’for those brave enough to enter the cold water. For the less adventurous these magical Fairy Pools make some fantastic photos. The walk to the pools uses the same route there and back. The complete return distance to the first main waterfall and pool is 2.4km, with the average time to complete the walk being 40 minutes (with no stops). Most people will spend some time working their way up the river from the first waterfall exploring the different pools.