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Pentland Ferries

www.pentlandferries.co.uk

Photograph of Pentland FerriesTake the 21st century Pentland Firth crossing to Orkney with Pentland Ferries from Gills to St Margaret's Hope. The crossing takes approximately one hour during which you will sail through the Pentland Firth and into the Orkney Archipelago. This is the shortest and quickest sea route to Orkney with your car.

Throughout the crossing there is the opportunity to see a wide selection of local wildlife including seals, porpoises, killer whales, puffins and other sea birds. As you pass the uninhabited islands of Swona and Stroma watch out for the feral cattle on Swona, now recognised as a separate breed after being left alone on the island since 1974.

At Gills you will find a cafe in our terminal for light hot and cold snacks and drinks.

Telephone
01955 611773

E-mail
abanks@pentlandferries.freeserve.co.uk

Postal Address
Pentland Ferries
Gill's Bay Ferry Terminal
Canisbay
Caithness
KW1 4YB





News for Pentland Ferries

Bmt Nigel Gee Secures 85m Ropax Ferry Contract For Pentland FerriesThumbnail for article : Bmt Nigel Gee Secures 85m Ropax Ferry Contract For Pentland Ferries
BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced a new project to design an 85m steel-hulled catamaran RoPax ferry for Strategic Marine, a subsidiary of Triyards Holding Limited.  The ferry is for Scottish ferry operator Pentland Ferries and BMT will be responsible for concept through to production design, working closely with Strategic Marine.  
10/5/2015
Two vessels make their debut visits to Gills HarbourThumbnail for article : Two vessels make their debut visits to Gills Harbour
Two vessels made their debut visits to Gills Harbour on the morning of Sunday, May 10th, 2015.   The mini-ships Uskmoor and Lodesman sailed across the Pentland Firth from Orkney to conduct operations in the Inner Sound of the narrow, tide-swept, channel separating Caithness from the isles.  
10/5/2015
Gills Harbour Spring, 2015 - Gearing UpThumbnail for article : Gills Harbour Spring, 2015 - Gearing Up
Community-owned Gills Harbour is the most Northerly seaport on the British mainland, lying on the shores of the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound, just off the A 836 road, only four miles West of John O'Groats.   The spring of 2015 has seen some significant developments locally, both in sea-transport and marine electricity, that bode well for the future of the little port on the inland 'apex' of Gills Bay; it belongs to the 600 people living along the North coast.  
Pentland Ferries Increases The FleetThumbnail for article : Pentland Ferries Increases The Fleet
Pentland Ferries is all set to buy the former Caledonian MacBrayne ferry Saturn.   The move has been confirmed by the owners of the ship, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)..  
Caithness People Urged To Give Views on New Faster Ferry Services Gills/BurwickThumbnail for article : Caithness People Urged To Give Views on New Faster Ferry Services Gills/Burwick
Independent questionnaire conducted for Pentland Ferries Ltd by 'Survey Monkey' about the desirability of a 'real' short-sea-crossing of Pentland Firth Gills Harbour, Caithness to a 'new' RO:RO terminal at Burwick, just eight miles across the water.   Give Your Views In the survey HERE Folk in Caithness who travel by ferry to Orkney have only a few more days to vote if they would like to see a new route developed from Gills Harbour that would cut the Pentland Firth sea-crossing time to just half-an-hour.  
Cafe At Gills For Pentland FerriesThumbnail for article : Cafe At Gills For Pentland Ferries
Pentland Ferries recently added a cafe at their terminal for the comfort of passengers travelling with them.   No doubt others in the area may appreciate a snack or cup of tea or coffee if they are in the area.  
21st Century Ferry For Pentland Firth Arriving In 2008Thumbnail for article : 21st Century Ferry For Pentland Firth Arriving In 2008
Spring 2008 will bring the arrival of the fastest ferry over the Pentland Firth.   A new catamaran state of the art high speed ferry will whisk passengers from Gills terminal in Caithnes over to Orkney.  

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