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John O'Groats Ferries
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$81.30*
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Summer passenger ferry from John O'Groats to Orkney Islands every day starting 1 May to 30 September each year. Up to 3 departures daily. Day Tours of Orkney Islands daily from John O'Groats & Inverness during summer months. Wildlife Cruises daily from John O'Groats at 2.30pm. Wildlife Cruises start 20 June until 31 Aug.
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Had to cancel trip due to health circumstances. Company was very helpful, understanding and gave us a full refund. We'll be back to do the highlights tours at some point. Thanks for being so helpful.

1  Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

was told to avoid at all costs as it was a tourist trap.but was up that way so had to see it.it wasnt as bad as i was told it was.yes it had the usual tratan tat shops and fast food kiosks.there is a lot of building and refurbishment going on but it all looks like it will vastly improve the area.the views to orkney made the visit for me.i didnt realise it was so close!!! Be warned the sign that points to different places which is so familiar with john o groats is only up when the photographer arrives.so i presume you can only get a photo if he takes it and charges you!!!!! there is a similar sign attached to the harbour wall by the "gift shop".

Thank bluelou60
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Excellent whole day visit to Orkney with superb tour guide/ driver Stuart. He made the day come alive with his stories of Orkney life past and present. The history of egg production and its demise was particularly amusing. The tour is very well structured to ensure passenger interest is maintained throughout the day. Scara Brae comes top of the historical sites but equally the stones in the Stenness area were fascinating. The trip to the Italian Chapel was a super ending to a memorable time on Orkney. The ferry trip of 45 minutes from John O'Groats was fairly choppy and could clearly be unpleasant on a windy day! The ferry left at 09.00 and reurned at 20.00.

Excellent value trip and thank you very much Stuart.

4  Thank hamejane
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Having been told that John O'Groats has been commercialised, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn't as bad I had expected. The "First and Last" shop sells mostly typical tourist "tat" and I felt that they were cashing in on their location. A shop full of junk in my opinion! Avoid!
Being able to have our photograph taken professionally was one special moment, although discovering that the film has to go to Lands End to be developed was a bit of a shock!
Whoever owns John O'Groats these days might want to consider the possibility of running a small shuttle bus down to Duncansby Head Lighthouse, as it is a long walk and us more senior citizens are unable to take advantage of the lovely coastal route. The cafe there also "cashes in " and the food is highly priced and not particularly appetising. I ordered Baked potatoes and asked for the cheese to be melted as this is the way I like it and this appeared to "throw" the cook. My grandson had a kids lunch box which consisted of a sandwich, packet of crisps, piece of fruit, a chocolate bar and a juice. As they only had Chilli crisps. some shortbread was offered as a subsitute. Despite being able to choose his own sandwich, my grandson was not able to eat it all as the cheese was about 2-inches thick and the bread very dry!
It was nice to see the hotel being renovated and I think this will look lovely when completed. The new wooden chalets (holiday lets) although very nice with their big picture windows, look out of place in the setting. Great views over to Stroma and the Orkneys and if you are up in that part of the country then John O'Groats is a must-see!

Thank Ilovewestlife506
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Simply, the peace and quietness here, coupled with the sounds of the Ocean, means this place is one of those spots where you can feel the world around you and just take it all in.

Thank Prius_owner
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