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John O'Groats Ferries

John O'Groats Pier, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
+44 1955 611353
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Summer passenger ferry from John O'Groats to Orkney Islands every day starting 1 May to 30 September each year. Up to 3 departures daily. Day Tours of Orkney Islands daily from John O'Groats & Inverness during summer months. Wildlife Cruises daily from John O'Groats at 2.30pm. Wildlife Cruises start 20 June until 31 Aug.
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  • Average7%
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John O'Groats Pier, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
+44 1955 611353
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very long day – but a must do if you only have 1 day to see Orkney! PLEASE bring Dramamine or some type of motion-sickness medicine if you do not have experience on boats – the water was VERY rough on our...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 5 days ago

An incredible journey into our neolithic past and an insight into current Orcadian life. Our driver Andy provided a real flavour of Orkney in a humorous way that kept us laughing but also with a deep knowledge that held our attention throughout. The weather was...More

Thank morag d
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coach driver was superb, making the trip very interesting. We visited lots of places and had plenty of free time in between. The trip leaves John o groats at 8.45 and we caught the last ferry at 7.00pm, so it's a full day. The...More

2  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you fly this is one of the few options to get to Orkney. The ferry was very busy on the trip to Orkney with standing room only on the deck. Since the trip is only about 40 min it was not bad. We were...More

Thank vintagechina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a wildlife cruise around Stroma island. We saw lots of razorbills and also a few seals. We stayed for quite a while very close to the caves/rocks of Stroma where the razorbills were and that was breathtaking. I was really amazed by the...More

Thank Terhi A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day trip to the Orkney Islands with John O'Groats ferry. We were departing from Inverness, so it was a long day, but it was very well organised. In particular, I want to thank our bus driver Alan who provided so much...More

1  Thank Shandos C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this day out. We took our 3 girls while on vacation in Scotland. It is a long day but everything was well structured with sufficient time and breaks. Orkney was beautiful, Skara Brae, The Ring of Brodgar and St Magnus Cathedral were all...More

Thank Pyof5
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Did the Highlights Tour of Orkney. Left John O'Groats on the ferry at 1030 and arrived back at 1800. Bus was waiting for us when we stepped off the ferry and had a very pleasant bus tour of the Islands. Bus took us to all...More

Thank Seasickal
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We took the ferry for a day trip to the Orkneys from JohnO'Groats. We were staying at the Natural Retreats which was literally right across the street and very accessible. The ferry ride was fun and comfortable with great views.

1  Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We booked the day before and were lucky with a calm crossing to orkney. Good coach tour with an hour plus in kirkwall for time to shop, nice precinccted high st, quick visit to cathedral. The dive to stromness for lunch, short dive to skara...More

1  Thank Richard C
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