The Jetty

Orthios’s deep water jetty, at the Port of Holyhead on the island of Anglesey, is the cruise ship gateway to North Wales -  welcoming circa 11,000 passengers a year since the partnership with Cruise Wales and Stena Ltd began in 2016 and so helping to generate many millions for the region’s tourism economy.

The jetty is lock-free but protected from the Irish Sea by the Holyhead breakwater, a Victorian engineering marvel, opened in 1873 by the then Prince of Wales and stretching for 2.7 km (1.7 miles) - the longest breakwater in the United Kingdom.

This protection, coupled with the jetty’s 10.5 metres minimum draught, means the jetty can berth vessels of up to 105,000 dead weight tonnes and 305 metres in length without tug assist 24/7.

As well as receiving cruise ships, the Orthios jetty also welcomes vessels for many other reasons, including those working with offshore wind farms, carrying out sea and equipment trials or repairs and sheltering from bad weather.

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Further Information

Open to commercial traffic, the jetty is a concrete deck on steel raking piles, which is managed on behalf of Orthios by Holyhead Shipping Limited. 

For further information on our jetty please visit

For all enquiries or to book vessels onto the jetty please contact or the 24 hour booking line on 01407 762877 or 01407 762475 during office hours.

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