Pentland Ferries


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You can use AFerry to book a Pentland ferry to Orkney and Scotland. Pentland Ferries is a family owned Ferry Company and has been is offering crossings between the Pentland Firth and the Orkney islands since 2001. AFerry always has cheap prices for Pentland Ferries and the latest special offers.

You can use AFerry to book Pentland Ferries to St Margaret's Hope and Gills Bay. See below for the latest Pentland Ferries prices and sailing times. Click on your ferry route for a detailed timetable with arrival and departure times.

Latest prices

Route Price Fare Details
Gills Bay - St Margarets Hope
(Pentland Ferries)
  • Booked: Friday, 19 July 2019
  • Travel: Friday, 16 August 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 2
St Margarets Hope - Gills Bay
(Pentland Ferries)
  • Booked: Monday, 12 August 2019
  • Travel: Wednesday, 2 October 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 2

Pentland Ferries Routes

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On board Pentland Ferries

Pentland Ferries fleet consist of two ships the MV 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.

There are great opportunities to see wide selections of wildlife such as seals, puffins, killer whales and sea birds while onboard thanks to panoramic lounges and sundecks.

About Pentland Ferries

Pentland Ferries' newest ship Pentalina is a fast catamaran that provides an even faster service and a greater carrying capacity reducing the crossing time between St. Margaret's Hope and Gills Bay to under an hour.

Whenever you choose to use the Pentland Ferries Gills Bay St Margaret's Hope ferry route, you are bound to have a relaxing and enjoyable journey.

Pentland Ferries Ports


  • Gills Bay

    Port Address: Gills Bay Ferry Terminal, Canisbay, Wick, Caithness
    KW1 4YB

    Gills Bay Port



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  • 30 Jul 2019
    Pentland Ferries (Gills Bay)
    • I arrived at an earlier ferry on a motorcycle to ask if it was possible to get on. The positive reaction to squeeze me in was great. The crew were very efficient and knew what they were doing when securing the bike. Covers on seats and strapped down to chain anchors. Excellent crossing and docking to be given more than adequate time to get ready to disembark. I have used the Gills Bay ferry on a number of occasions to Orkney and will certainly use it again. Great value for money.

      Review by GEORGE TAYLOR

  • 22 Jul 2019
    Travelling with Pets
    • We travelled with our dog so were unable to access any indoor facilities during the trip. It would be nice to have a covered area for people travelling with pets.

      Review by Anon

  • 20 Jul 2019
    • Had a great few days on the island and had a great journey on the ferry there and back very calm

      Review by SUSAN HOLMES

  • 20 Jul 2019
    Pleasant but pricey
    • Overall the journey there and back was pleasant with the weather being very kind both ways. Decent ferry, not sure why they don't serve a small range of alcoholic drinks and only limited refreshments were available. On boarding and disembarking was very good and well organised. Expensive crossing though at £204 for a car with 4 passengers, especially when considering you can cross to France for half the price.

      Review by ALAN SCHOLES

  • 17 Jul 2019
    Yes! You can spot Orcas on your journey.
    • Excellent Ferry services also the local area is worth a visit.

      Review by COLIN MACDOUGALL

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