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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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USD 80.71*
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats
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USD 94.16*
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
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USD 18.83*
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Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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John O'Groats Pier, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
+44 1955 611353
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Thank Kimberley B
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

Thank TeamPendlebury
Reviewed 2 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
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

Thank uptownfunk1970
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
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

Thank Rory561
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
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

2  Thank Sonja S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Let's start with the positive: this is a stunning way of getting to the Orkneys from Inverness. The first coach trip (inverness to John O'Groats) runs through unforgettable scenery - I had plenty to read with me for the long journey but never took my...More

Thank Maria B
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Pauline C
1 November 2017|
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Response from Deborah F | Property representative |
It's a summer ferry from 1 May to 30 Sept.