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Pettlandssker Boat Trips - Orkney

From £30 PER ADULT

Departure Days

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May — August

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Subject to weather conditions, we offer a unique experience to sail in the Pentland Firth to see birds (including Puffins) and seals. Departing from Burwick Harbour, South Ronaldsay, you will sail in the Halfthor, which takes 5 passengers.

Every day from May to mid August and subject to weather and tide conditions, we will be offering the chance to sail from Burwick Harbour on the Pentland Firth and around the islands closeby. The birds you will see include: Puffins, Terns, Gannets, Bonxies, Fulmars, Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Guillemots, Shags and Cormorants. The islands have a colony of common and grey seals.

Contact details

Banks Chambered Tomb (Tomb of the Otters)
Banks
Cleat
South Ronaldsay
Orkney
United Kingdom
KW17 2RW
Starting
Orkney
Length
2h
Hours
Transport
Boat
Type
Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Wildlife

Tour prices

From

  • £30 Per adult
  • £20 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

Banks Chambered Tomb (Tomb of the Otters)

Discovered in September 2010 this chambered tomb is quarried out of solid bedrock, only partially excavated and offers a unique opportunity to experience the reality of a Neolithic burial site. The remains include bones from adults, children and babies all interned together. Within the layers of human remains was otter spraint, posing many questions about the otters use of the tomb. In addition, there are Neolithic scratched stones and pottery. As the tomb still contains human remains, a tour is provided with a guide. They will explain about the discovery as well as take you inside the tomb.

Opening Times

April to September
11:00 - 16:00 Daily

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