John O’Groats Ferries

Boat Tour

John O' Groats, Ferry Office, Caithness, KW1 4YR

    John O' Groats Ferries offer Orkney Island Day Tours from John O' Groats and Inverness every summer morning. Wildlife Cruises daily from John O'Groats departing 2.30pm. 90 mins duration.


    Tours leave Inverness at 7.15am and from John O' Groats at 9am and 10.30am. Enjoy the specatacular Northern Highlands of Scotland and take the short ferry ride across from John O'Groats for a day out on the beautifull Orkney Islands. Visit Skara Brae part of the World Heritage site of Neolithic Orkney. Scapa Flow, Kirkwall, The Ring of Brodgar and the beautiful little Italian Cathedral. 




    Or travel on The Orkney Bus Direct Express from Inverness at 14.20.


    Wildlife Cruises at 2.30pm from John O' Groats.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 08:00 18:00
    Tuesday 08:00 18:00
    Wednesday 08:00 18:00
    Thursday 08:00 18:00
    Friday 08:00 18:00
    Saturday 08:00 18:00
    Sunday 08:00 18:00

    Ticket Information
    Family Maxi £170.00 per booking
    Ferry only one way £17.00 per ticket
    Highlights Day Tour £58.00 per ticket
    Maxi Day Tour £62.00 per ticket
    Wildlife Cruise £18.00 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking
    • Italian Speaking
    • Spanish Speaking

    Tour Duration

    • Day Tour

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by coach:- ORKNEY BUS - Express coach departs Inverness 7.15am & 2.20pm daily. Arrives John O'Groats 10.15am & 5pm. 

    Getting there by railway:- From Wick Railway Station there are local buses out to John O'Groats. 

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Wick/John O'Groats Airport take the A99 to John O' Groats, 16 miles away, the easiest way is to use a taxi. Several taxis await the arrival of incoming flights.

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    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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