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Pentland Ferries ticket reservations, ferry timetables and passenger information for Pentland Ferries sailing to and from Gill's Bay in Caithness to St Margaret's Hope and South Ronaldsay in Orkney.

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With the latest Pentland Ferries crossing information and timetables for all ferries sailing to and from Gill's Bay in Caithness to St Margaret's Hope and South Ronaldsay in Orkney including information on the ferry ports and useful tourist information about the destinations our detailed route and city maps will help you plot your Pentland Ferries ferry journey.

If are travelling by car, with your family or as a solo foot passenger book a ferry crossing with Pentland Ferries and arrive at your destination refreshed, relaxed and happy.

Pentland Ferries offers fantastic fares to and from Gill's Bay in Caithness to St Margaret's Hope and South Ronaldsay in Orkney ferry ports.

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to and from Gill's Bay in Caithness to St Margaret's Hope and South Ronaldsay in Orkney online in advance at Ferryto.ie and you will always enjoy our cheapest available ferry ticket price.

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About Pentland Ferries

Pentland Firth crossing to Orkney with Pentland Ferries. The crossing takes approximately one hour during which you will sail through the Pentland Firth and into the Orkney Archipelago.

This is the shortest and quickest sea route to Orkney with your car. Pentland Ferries Ltd offer the shortest crossing time to Orkney for cars and passengers.

Pentland Ferries

The route is the most sheltered between Gill's Bay in Caithness and St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay in Orkney providing a more appealing option to travellers who are unsure of travelling on the sea.

Pentland Ferries to Orkney

The new purpose built catamaran, MV Pentalina, took over the Pentland Firth route from the MV Claymore on her arrival in Orkney. The catamaran will provide an even faster service and a greater carrying capacity reducing the crossing time between St. Margaret's Hope and Gills Bay to under an hour.

As the ship turns around Needle Point St Margaret's Hope village comes into view. The third largest settlement on the Orkney Islands and the main settlement on South Ronaldsay St Margaret's Hope is a peaceful place to stay and a good starting point for many of the attractions throughout the Orkneys.

Pentland Route Map
Once you arrive at St Margaret's Hope it is a twenty minute car journey across the famous Churchill barriers, past the Italian Chapel onto Mainland Orkney where you can catch the ferries to the outer islands or visit places like Maes Howe, Skara Brae, and the Ring of Brodgar.

Throughout the crossing there is the opportunity to see a wide selection of local wildlife including seals, porpoises, killer whales, puffins and other sea birds. As you pass the uninhabited islands of Swona and Stroma watch out for the feral cattle on Swona, now recognised as a separate breed after being left alone on the island since 1974.

As you set off from Gill's Bay in Caithness you will see the islands of Stroma and Swona in the distance.

Both common seals and grey seals can be seen basking on the shores of Stroma and Swona and you may well see the now famous feral cattle of Swona which were left to run wild over thirty years ago and are now a recognised breed.

When you pass along the firth depending on the time of year look out for porpoises, Orcas, dolphins and Minke whales.

Pentland Seals

Between May and August on rare occasions huge basking sharks can also be seen The cliffs running along the islands are inhabited by huge numbers of seabirds including puffins, fulmars, great skua, razor bills, guillemots and gannets to name but a few, can be seen nesting, roosting and flying around throughout the journey.

Pentland Ferries History

Pentland Ferries is a family run business, owned by Andrew and Susan Banks who established the business in 2001. Currently the company owns two ships, the MV Pentalina and MV Pentalina-B. The company owned the MV Claymore for 7 years before selling it in April 2009.

Pentland Ferries was started by its present managing director, Andrew Banks in 1997. He attempted to start a ferry service between the Cromarty Firth at Invergordon and Orkney. Being unable to generate enough freight, or get a subsidy, the service was abandoned and the vessel laid up.

Feeling the short sea route had potential, even although it had been tried and abandoned by Orkney Islands Council in 1989, after protracted negotiations, Banks obtained a 99 year lease on the Gills Bay terminal, about 3 miles west of John o' Groats. After two years work improving the site, Pentalina-B started the service in May 2001, sailing to St Margaret's Hope.



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Our specialist Pentland Ferries group travel team will secure the best deal for you and your passengers. The only requirement to qualify for discounted group travel ferry rates is that your party should be at least ten people and travel at the same time. For more information about group travel on Pentland Ferries please click here.

 

Pentland Ferries Commercial Vehicle, Freight and Cargo Ferries

Pentland Ferries Commercial Vehicles & Freight

Ferry Logistics offer a personal and affordable Pentland Ferries freight and cargo ferries reservation service to and from Gill's Bay in Caithness to St Margaret's Hope and South Ronaldsay in Orkney.

In addition to offering preferential rates to commercial operators and haulers Ferry Logistics is now also able to offer discounted ferry freight rates to private customers such as those wanting to take transit vans on any of the Pentland Ferries routes serviced. For more information and an instant online quote for your commercial vehicle ferry crossing please click here.

 

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