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Guillemot with chick

MV Pentland Venture at Stacks of Duncansbay

Dolphin and ferry

Killer Whales in John O'Groats


20 June to 31 August 2021
Every Day from John O'Groats at 2.30pm


 No booking necessary.
Just turn up by 2.15pm &
pay at the Ferry Office in John O'Groats. 

Enjoy one of our spectacular 90 minute afternoon cruises this summer. Pass rugged cliff scenery and see arctic skuas, storm petrels, colonies of guillemots, puffins, razorbills, kittiwakes, atlantic grey seals and much more!

Price £19, children under 16 yrs half price, under 5 yrs free.
Family Ticket  £47.50 - 2 adults & 2 children
Family Ticket  £52.50 - 2 adults & 3 children

Suitable for groups - large or small - capacity 250 passengers.
Sit on deck or in covered saloon.

The particular route for the cruise will depend on the prevailing tide and weather conditions, however the two main routes are:

Cruise through the Pentland Firth past Duncansby Head lighthouse passing close to sheer 200 ft high clifs teeming with sea birds followed by a close up view of the famous Stacks of Duncansby.

Cross the inner sound of the Pentland Firth for a close up view of the uninhabited Island of Stroma and colonies of Atlantic Grey Seals.
View the various cliffs and birds of Stroma.

Birdlife can be seen on all our cruises however some have distinct breeding cycles and after their particular nesting season will travel far out to sea. For example Puffins will be seen in large numbers in June and July but in much smaller numbers in August.
You may be lucky enough to see some killer whales. Plenty sightings over the last few years.
Check out our facebook for pictures.

  Leaflet 2021

John O' Groats Ferries Limited,
The Ferry Office,
Caithness, Scotland,
Tel: +44 (0)1955 611353
Fax: +44 (0)1955 611301