Our partner, the John O’Groats passenger ferry, welcomes watchers on board their twice-daily scheduled ferry services for a round trip from John O’Groats harbour to Burwick (Orkney) and back, to try and see orca further out at sea.
The ferry takes around 40 minutes each way, with the first ferry leaving from John O’Groats at 8:45am, returning to John O’Groats around 10:10am, and the second ferry leaving John O’Groats at 4.15 pm, returning to John O’Groats at around 6:10pm.
Click here for more information about fares and the discount the Orca Watch wristband gives you on the scheduled ferry crossing.
The ferry has also scheduled twice-daily wildlife cruises during Orca Watch week at 11am and 2.30pm, lasting around 90 minutes. Click here to go to the ferry’s website and find out more.
Tickets are on a first come first served basis. It would really help the ferry company if you could buy your tickets online if at all possible.