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John O'Groats Ferries

John O'Groats Pier, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats
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US$ 99.42*
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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John O'Groats Pier, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
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"day trip"
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"skara brae"
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"wildlife cruise"
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"highlights tour"
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"ring of brodgar"
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"scapa flow"
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"italian chapel"
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"orkney islands"
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"coach driver"
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"maxi tour"
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"ferry staff"
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"ferry ride"
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"running commentary"
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"informative commentary"
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"lovely sunshine"
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"real flavour"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning scenery and on a clear day you can see across to the Orkney Islans. We saw the first Seal of the season which got the children excited. Gift shop, food outlet and coffee bars are reasonably priced. You can take a picnic and eat...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We had three nights booked at Wick so we could fit in an Orkney Islands trip. We jagged the weather on the middle day. The ferry ride over was a bit upsie downsie but that is normal! The skipper did a great job in avoiding...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We did the maxi day tour on Monday 25 September 2017. Great ferry ride over and our coach driver was brilliant. He was humourous, full of information, made the most of the ride round the island and gave us insights to life on Orkney. Very...More

Thank JanandMik
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

we decided to visit John O'Groats for a day visit whilst on a break in the highlands.the drive up the A9 is a beautiful drive , capturing some breath taking views of the North sea as you get nearer to John O'Groats. Just take your...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I'm a bit torn writing this review, the experience of Orkney was wonderful and getting to experience so much was great, however it did feel a bit rushed in most places, and we spent a lot of time on the bus. The ferry ride over...More

Thank ShutUpKristin
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

we booked the Orkney highlights tour from John O' Groats online. It began a little chaotically as you didn't know where to wait, there were no signs or guidance. People just hung around until we saw a ferry arriving and then gathered on the little...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Disappointed, £90 for the family for a 90 minute ride on a boat to see some cliffs, a few seagulls and I think 4 or 5 Gillimots sums up the trip. No I tell a lie, as we were going out of the harbour we...More

Thank Vshambrook
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We started the tour in Inverness early in the morning. The coach ride to John O'Groats was a beautiful ride as well as the ferry crossing with unforgettable scenary. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming and did what they could to provide an...More

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TriciaN204
14 February 2018|
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Thank you Jan and Mil, your answer is very useful indeed. Please ignore that -1 vote. I am so embarrassed. I accidentally pressed the arrow without my glasses on. I do hope we can get there and doing a tour is a very good... More
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Pauline C
31 October 2017|
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It's a summer ferry from 1 May to 30 Sept.
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