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John O'Groats Ferries

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Address: John O'Groats Pier, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
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+44 1955 611353
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Summer passenger ferry from John O'Groats to Orkney Islands every day...

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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US$ 90.30*
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
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US$ 77.21*
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats
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US$ 17.01*
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Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

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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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 brae with an hour to tour stone age village and 5 min drive to ring... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 17 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 there was a Starbucks at the ferry landing!

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Thank suefernhoff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Ridgetown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
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,

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High River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We received excellent service from John O'Groats Ferry. Our tickets had been ordered online and were ready for pickup the night before our journey to Orkney. We were, however, cautioned by local businesses and our guide on Orkney that the ferry has been leaving a bit early. We made sure we were earlier than we normally would be and we... More 

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We took the bus-ferry combo from Kirkwall to Inverness and were not disappointed. The bus starts at Kirkwall Tourist Centre (City Centre) and drops us off at Brunswick Ferry Terminal. We board the ferry and make the crossing to tha mainland in about 45 minutes. The crossing is comfortable and picturesque - and the ferry has all the basic amenities...... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

The wildlife cruise provided by John O'Groats Ferries is an absolute must-do if you are visiting the North of Scotland. The boat travelled round Stroma where we saw 20+ seals in their natural habitat, an amazing sight for someone who's lived in the city all her life! The ferry then carried on round Duncansby Head and the Stacks which was... More 

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