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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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John O'Groats Pier, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
+44 1955 611353
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We took the Maxi tour, which we enjoyed. Local bus driver was a great guide and entertaining. Maxi tour can be booked online on the ferry website.

1  Thank lizgabay
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This review is probably more a review of northern most railway travel in Scotland as much of my impressions of John O'Groats. I did like going to the small town or village. I would return for a second visit. It took place many years ago...More

Thank GiudoLocattelli
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We experienced John O'Groats Ferries on a spontaneous Day Trip to Orkney. The journey was timely and smooth with the option to sit inside or out.

Thank Krimson_17
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic trip!! The water was choppy where the North Sea met the Atlantic Ocean but otherwise smooth. Absolutely beautiful boat trip!! Adults and children will love this. Also has an amazing general store with everything imaginable in it. And believe it or not...More

Thank suefernhoff
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visited a few months and went on the John o groats wildlife ferry. The scenery and wildlife that were about were amazing! We will definitely be returning.

Thank Surfergirlgj
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had a safe and comfortable ride to the Orkney Islands on this ferry as part of our Globus tour of Scotland. We left John O' Groats and arrived in St. Margaret's Hope in the Orkney's, where we met our "Orkney Bus" and guide,

Thank RandyRoss
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