Gills Bay Ferry


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Book a ferry to Gills Bay with AFerry. Ferries to Gills Bay, in Scotland, are available from Orkney. You can take a ferry to Gills Bay from St Margarets Hope.

Gills Bay Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Gills Bay are operated by Pentland Ferries. When you search for a ferry to Gills Bay, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Scrabster to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Gills Bay ferries with Pentland Ferries are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Gills Bay will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

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About Gills Bay

Gills Bay is located to the northeast of the Caithness settlement of Gills, 3 miles (5 km) west of John o' Groats in the Highland Council Area. Gills Bay is easily reached when driving round the Scottish north coast road. It is a favourite sunbathing spot for local seal populations. It features a small harbour and the pier is used as the mainland terminal for Pentland Ferries.

Ferries to and from Gills Bay

Pentland Ferries has a fleet consisting of two ships the Claymore and the Pentalina B. The facilities onboard the Pentland Ferries are limited due to the duration of the crossing, however you will find nice relaxing lounges with views across the Firth and a cafeteria with snack bar and toilets.

You are certain to have a pleasant and relaxing journey no matter which of Pentland ferries ships you travel on, so book today with AFerry

Gills Bay Port

The ferry operator Pentland Ferries offers a complete service for vehicles and passengers from 1 June 2001. Pentland Ferries connect the ferry port of Gills Bay in the north of Scotland with St Margaret's Hope port at the Orkney Islands. You can book all your Gills Bay ferries through AFerry.

Gills Bay port facilities

A new ferry terminal has been constructed for the Pentland Ferries services for vehicles and passengers between Gills Bay and St Margaret's Hope.

Getting to Gills Bay

Gills Bay ferry port is signposted from the A99 from Wick and John O'Groats. Remember to allow longer when travelling in the North of Scotland for unexpected traffic or sheep.

Below, you can find the latest Gills Bay departure times and sailing times alongside any special offers.

Gills Bay Map

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Port Addresses

Pentland Ferries

Gills Bay Ferry Terminal, Canisbay, Wick, Caithness, KW1 4YB, Scotland


  • 16 Jul 2018
    A convenient short crossing.
    • We were disappointed that our booking was wrong as it was from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope not St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay. Fortunately the staff were able to correct it and there was room on the ferry.

      Review by Anon

  • 25 Apr 2018
    service on time, efficient
    • Lack of wifi surprising. Coffee rubbish - but service on time, efficient

      Review by Anon

  • 23 Oct 2017
    A ferry enjoyable experience
    • Excellent service at a very competitive price. Comfortable and clean. Staff efficient and food service very reasonable.

      Review by RONALD LEWIS-SMITH

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Trip to Orkney with car first timer from Australia!
    • Sensational organisation and management of the onboarding and departure process. Very much like Royal Engineers. Brilliant organisation great communication and great staff . A scary prospect was in fact a breeze thanks to the organisation and personal skills off the staff. Do it again and recommend to all!!

      Review by Lord Jack John Stewart

  • 26 Dec 2016
    Always Green Orkney.
    • Thank you for your precise service!!! I will always remember your nice katamaran boat and always green Orkney!

      Review by Roman Kirsch

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