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Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

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    What to Expect
    At John O’Groats Harbour, climb aboard your boat and find a comfortable spot on the spacious deck or in the comfortable saloon area. Set sail on the Pentland Firth and—depending on the weather—take one of two possible routes.

    Marvel at an abundance of seabirds at either the colossal cliffs near Duncansby Head, or the uninhabited island of Storma. As you explore the rugged scenery by boat, you’ll see puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and arctic skuas, among other native bird species.

    With luck, you’ll catch a glimpse of Atlantic Grey Seal colonies from an excellent vantage point on deck. Listen to informative commentary from your guide throughout the cruise and enrich your knowledge of Scotland’s natural history.

    Bid your guide farewell and disembark at the marina at the end of your cruise.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    John O'Groats Harbour, Unnamed Road, John o' Groats, Wick KW1 4YR, UK
    Departure Time
    2:30 PM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Ferry crossing
    • English speaking guide
    • Optional gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour must be booked at least 12 hours in advance of your travel date
    • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
    • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
    • Child prices apply to children aged 5 - 15 years of age
    • Infants aged 4 years and under are free of charge, providing they do not occupy a seat
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 July 2019

    Went on a wildlife cruise that lasted 90 minutes but I could have been on it for longer, the driver of the boat was full of information of the tour and wildlife was bewildering, even in poor weather it was thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank hurricaneman77
    Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

    Great cruise with lots of wildlife to see and interesting commentary throughout. Saw a small pod of risso's dolphins which was exciting. Well worth a trip.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank charliethomas0
    Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

    We had been twice on the ferry to hope to see Orca as we crossed the water to burwick on South tip of Orkney... But we're just unlucky... As one crossing saw then.... The special wildlife cruise goes round stroma Island and it was Amazing......More

    1  Thank Jacquie M
    Reviewed 31 August 2018

    We had an outstanding cruise! Enjoyed the afternoon wildlife cruise and spent 90 minutes with a pod of 6 orcas, puffins, and other seabirds. Worth every pence and took away memories for a lifetime.

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank WGBerry
    Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

    The trip was well run and really enjoyable. The scenery was magnificent, saw lots of seals and sea birds. Unfortunately no puffins or orcas but that's the chance you take on a wild life trip. Maybe next time!

    Thank missi65
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    25 February 2019|
    Response from 819deborahf | Property representative |
    Yes. Dogs allowed.
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    14 November 2018|
    Response from Ian A | Reviewed this property |
    Best to check their website, you can buy tickets online or at the location. Better on line.
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