CONTACT: Ivor Thomas
TELEPHONE: 01955 611353
ADDRESS: Ferry Office, John O'Groats, Wick, Caithness KW1 4YR
Type of vessel and trip: the ferry takes just 40 minutes to cover the old sea route to Orkney across the famous Pentland Firth which links the Atlantic Ocean with the North Sea. Maxi day tours are also of the Orkney islands are also organized in the summer.
Likely species to be seen: the Pentland Firth is rich in marine wildlife and the many isolated islands provide secure breeding places for thousands of sea birds. Look out for seals and whales.