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Set sail for a scenic summer cruise from John O'Groats, Scotland’s northernmost point, and enjoy wildlife spotting along the windswept Pentland Firth. Keep a lookout for Atlantic grey seals, puffins, porpoise and whales as you pass by dramatic sea cliffs and deserted islands on this 90-minute boat ride, then watch as flocks of guillemots, arctic skuas and kittiwakes swoop overhead.


  • Wildlife-viewing cruise from John O’Groats
  • Cruise through Pentland Firth
  • Admire the dramatic scenery
  • Look for puffins, seals, the occasional whale and more
  • Indoor- and outdoor-viewing

What You Can Expect

Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

Cruising the Pentland Firth, Scotland

At John O’Groats Harbour, climb aboard your awaiting boat and find a comfortable spot on the spacious deck or in the comfortable saloon area. Set sail on the Pentland Firth and — depending on the weather — take one of two possible routes.

Marvel at an abundance of seabirds at either the colossal cliffs near Duncansby Head, or the uninhabited island of Storma. As you explore the rugged scenery by boat, you’ll see puffins, guillemots, razorbills and arctic skuas, among other native bird species.

With luck, you’ll catch a glimpse of Atlantic Grey Seal colonies from an excellent vantage point on deck. Listen to informative commentary from your guide throughout the cruise and enrich your knowledge of Scotland’s natural history.

After 1.5 hours of sailing, bid your guide farewell and disembark at the marina.

Customer Reviews

Peter J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Excellent narrative from driver. He was well informed. Overall a pleasant day with plenty of interesting stops on the coach trip. Would recommend to 0thers.

s c c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

This is an excellent, value for money cruise.The crew seemed to know all about what birds were flying about and also the island. We would recommend this to all

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