Pentland Ferries offer the shortest crossing time to Orkney for cars and passengers. The route is the most sheltered between Gills Bay in Caithness and St Margaret’s Hope, South Ronaldsay in Orkney providing a more appealing option to travellers who are unsure of travelling on the sea.

Pentland Ferries Office Opening Hours
Pier Rd. St Margarets Hope Office
St Margaret’s Hope 7am-5pm every day of the week
Orkney and 7-6pm in peak season
KW17 2SW
Gills Bay Office
Head Office: +44 (0)1856 831 226 9am-6.30pm every day of the week
Booking Line: +44 (0)800 688 8998 and 8.30am to 7.30pm in peak season.
Gills Bay: +44 (0)1955 611 773  
Fax: +44 (0)1856 831 697