Published: 28/03/2014 09:00 - Updated: 18/03/2014 11:42

John O'Groats Ferries

John O'Groats Ferries, PuffinTAKE AN ORKNEY DAY TOUR OR A WILDLIFE CRUISE THIS SUMMER!

Orkney Day Tours from John O'Groats or Inverness

Every summer morning!

Tours leave Inverness at 7.30am

Tours leave John O'Groats at 9am and 10.30am

Board the MV Pentland Venture in famous John O'Groats for your short 40-minute voyage across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands. Look out for seals, puffins, arctic skuas, gannets... and the occasional killer whale!

Step ashore on a different land where a waiting coach will take you on a fascinating journey. Island-hop over the Churchill Barriers, built during World War Two to protect the eastern approaches to Scapa Flow.

Then to Kirkwall, the vibrant island capital, with its magnificent 12th-century Viking cathedral.

Visit the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae, which lay hidden under sand dunes undisturbed for thousands of years until revealed by a ferocious winter storm.

Marvel at the mystical stone circle of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness, part of the Orkney World Heritage Site.

On your way back to the evening ferry, you'll see the beautiful little Italian Chapel – crafted in wartime by Italian prisoners who were treated as friends by the Orcadian people.

Return home on one of our evening ferries – the perfect end to the perfect day out.

Tours from John O'Groats run daily from May 1st and from Inverness from June 1st. Please see our website for exact dates of operation – www.jogferry.co.uk.

Wildlife cruises
Daily from John O'Groats at 2.30pm-June 20th to August 31st.

Amazing 90-minute wildlife trips to view the diverse marine wildlife of the Pentland Firth. Seals, puffins, gannets, razorbills and guillemots galore! Buy your ticket at the ferry office by 2pm and step aboard.

Trips can be booked through the ferry office on 01955 611353 or 01955 611342, or book online at www.jogferry.co.uk

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