Pentland Ferries

Pentland Ferries
  • Pentland Ferries
    Pentland Ferries

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  • Pentland Ferries
    Pentland Ferries

  • Pentland Ferries
    Pentland Ferries

Book a cheap Pentland Ferries crossing to Orkney or Scotland with Ferrysavers. It has never been so easy to find a cheap ferry to Gills Bay and St Margaret's Hope.

With Ferrysavers you can securely book a Pentland Ferries ticket using our real-time comparison engine. This page can help you to find some important information on Pentland Ferries crossings, including the latest destinations and cheapest fares.

  • Pentland Ferries run services between Gills Bay, near John o'Groats (Scotland), and
  • St Margaret's Hope on South Ronaldsay (Orkney)
  • Pentalnd run 3 crossings a day, and 4 during the peak summer season


Shortest Crossing:
Gills Bay - St Margarets Hope
1 hr
Most Popular Route:

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Pentland Ferries Routes

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.


  • 28 Oct 2019
    First 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.


  • 25 Oct 2019
    We 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 2019
    Friendly and efficient
    • Everything went smoothly and to time.

      Review by ELIZABETH LISTER

  • 19 Aug 2019
    Very 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


  • 13 Aug 2019
    Trip 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.

      Review by Marion WHATMORE

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