Pentland Ferries is a family run low-coast ferry operator offering the shortest crossing to Orkney for cars and passengers. Pentland was established by Andre and Susan Banks in 2001. The under 1 hour crossing is made on the brand-new purpose built catamaran Pentalina, which was launched in March 2009. On the journey you can look out for porpoises, dolphins, puffins, minke whales, and even basking sharks in the summer, all from the sundeck and 2 lounges with excellent panoramic views.
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- Booked: Monday, 29 June 2020
- Travel: Sunday, 19 July 2020 - Saturday, 25 July 2020
|Gills Bay - St Margarets Hope
28 Oct 2019First time on this route
This was the first time I journeyed this route.check in was very quick and the 1 hour journey passed quickly. I did not visit the cafeteria so cannot comment on that not did I need to interact with any on board crew. I spent most of my outward journey on deck taking in the scenery. Disembarkation was equally efficient and quick. The booking process was easy and would not hesitate in using this route again.
Review by ANDREW MCLAUGHLIN
25 Oct 2019We are sailing
We totally enjoyed our crossing from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope.the views were fantastic as my partner is a photographer,he was in his element..I too enjoy scenery and took alot of pictures ..It was windy up top deck but that's only to be expected,it's part of the fun..We hope to do this crossing again in the future..
Review by Anon
02 Sep 2019Friendly and efficient
Everything went smoothly and to time.
Review by ELIZABETH LISTER
19 Aug 2019Very pleased with booking
We got the wrong dimensions of our hire vehicle. The staff in the reception were so kind and managed to alter the booking so that we could get the sailing time we wanted. Thanks to them
Review by MARGARET MULLANEY
13 Aug 2019Trip to The Orkneys
Fairly straight forward to book. Very efficient loading and unloading on the ferry. Friendly staff. It is an expensive strip of water, but Pentland Ferries are worth travelling with.
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