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Guillemot with chick

MV Pentland Venture at Stacks of Duncansbay

Dolphin and ferry

Killer Whales in John O'Groats            Puffin

Wildlife Cruises

90 minutes
1 May - 26 May   14:30
27 May - 4 June 11:00 14:30
5 June - 7 July   14:30
8 July - 20 Aug 11:00 14:30
21 Aug - 31 Aug   14:30

Best to book online 
or book at Ferry Office 20 mins before sailing

Wildlife Leaflet 2023


Awe inspiring cliffs, colonies of puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, skuas, gannets, shags & much more!

Price £22, children under 16 yrs half price, under 5 yrs free.
Family Ticket  £55 - 2 adults & 2 or 3 children

Island of Stroma or Stacks of Duncansby. The captain decides the route based on tidal conditions & weather. 

This is the natural habitat of the Atlantic Grey Seal, rare by world standards. We see them in their hundreds!

Look out for minkie whales, harbour porpoise, risso & common dolphins. They are all regular visitors to our waters.

If you are really lucky you may see the magnificent Orca! The apex predator of the oceans.

Puffins are best seen in May, June & July. In August they are much less in number & getting ready to head back out to the sea.

a few of our 5 star reviews
"enjoyed the afternoon wildlife cruise & spent 90 mins with a pod of 6 orcas, puffins & other seabirds"

"super trip with a good crew & got super close to the birds. Plenty of information from the captain on the scenery"

"we saw sea birds, seals & dolphins plus a great commentary giving the history of the Island of Stroma"





John O' Groats Ferries Limited,
The Ferry Office,
Caithness, Scotland,
Tel: +44 (0)1955 611353
Fax: +44 (0)1955 611301