St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay Ferry
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Getting the best price for your St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
About St Margaret's Hope
St Margaret's Hope, also known as The Hope, is a village in the Orkneys, located off Scotland's north-east coast. The word Hope comes from the Norse word 'hjop', which means bay.
St. Margaret's Hope has a number of shops and restaurants and is famous for its annual Boys' Ploughing Match, a festival where young boys plough in the sands of the Sand of Wright, while girls wear traditional costumes.
If you catch a St Margaret's Hope ferry, do not forget to visit the Smiddy Museum, with lots of old blacksmith's tools to try out and lots of old photographs.
About Gills Bay
Gills Bay ferry port lies on the Pentland. It is easily reached when driving round the Scottish north coast road. Gills Bay is located to the northeast of the Caithness settlement of Gills, 3 miles (5 km) west of John o' Groats in Highland Council Area. It is a favourite sunbathing spot for local seal populations.
16 Jul 2018A 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 2018service on time, efficient
Lack of wifi surprising. Coffee rubbish - but service on time, efficient
Review by Anon
23 Oct 2017A 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 2017Trip 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 2016Always Green Orkney.
Thank you for your precise service!!! I will always remember your nice katamaran boat and always green Orkney!
Review by Roman Kirsch
St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay take?
The average journey time by ferry between St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay is 1 hrs. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay is 1 hrs, with Pentland Ferries.
What time does the first ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay leave?
The first ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay leaves at 07:45 with Pentland Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay leave?
The last ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay leaves at 17:00 with Pentland Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay?
Ferries travelling from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay are operated by Pentland Ferries.
Looking for more information?
If you're looking for the return journey, check out Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope.