Welcome to Orkney Ferries

Our 9 dedicated Inter-Island ferries operate between Orkney's mainland and thirteen beautiful island destinations. If travelling by car, we advise you make vehicle reservations. You can view our up-to-date Online Timetables or Published Timetables. Foot passengers can travel on all ferries and can puchase tickets onboard. Keep track of our ferries' speed and direction.

Change to Westray Afternoon Sailings from 15 June 2020.

5/6/2020 15:00

To facilitate an increase in shellfish traffic the 1300 Kirkwall to Westray sailing on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will now sail as follows:-

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Saturday 6th June - Papa Westray / North Ronaldsay sailing

5/6/2020 11:40

Below are the times for Papa Westray / North Ronaldsay sailing tomorrow Saturday 6th June,

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Media Release

29/5/2020 09:20

Media statement:

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Hoy Monday livestock sailings

12/5/2020 09:00

Hoy farmers will be pleased to note that a process is in place to facilitate early return from livestock runs to the Mart sales on a Monday. Please ask Houton Office for more information when booking livestock inward for sales.

Office Opening Hours

21/4/2020 09:30

During the Covid-19 outbreak our Offices at Kirkwall, Houton and Tingwall will be available for telephone calls 9am 1pm and 2pm - 5pm Monday to Friday, there will be no access to the Public. All offices will be closed at the weekend.

Pre Paid Travel During Covid-19

27/3/2020 07:00

From Friday 27/03/2020 All non account customers wishing to travel must contact the office and make payment before travel to reduce contact between customers and stewards on board vessels.

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Reduced Service Timetable until 5th July 2020

25/3/2020 15:45

The current Orkney Ferries timetable will remain in place until Government guidance allows for relaxations. At that point a revised timetable, that is appropriate to the guidelines, will be agreed.

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Westray

Westray

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"What's the finest bird in any flock? Have you heard of a Westray Aak?"

Papa Westray

Papa Westray

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"Though you look for a month of Sundays. You'll find naught like Papa Westray dundies."

North Ronaldsay

North Ronaldsay

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"All stand to the side and reveal. From far North Ronaldsay a seal."

Eday

Eday

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"At catching fish I am so speedy. A big black scarfie from Eday."

Rousay

Rousay

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"You can say what you like, I don't care. For I'm a beautiful Rousay mare."

Egilsay

Egilsay

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"When Feeling low or down in the dumps. Just bake some Egilsay burstin lumps."

Wyre

Wyre

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"I can always set the world on fire. Because I'm the greatest, a whelk from Wyre."

Shapinsay

Shapinsay

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"Do not listen to that crusty creep. But hark to the voice of the Shapinsay sheep."

Graemsay

Graemsay

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"There's not quite such a wondrous thing as a beautiful young Graemsay gosling."

Flotta

Flotta

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"If you want something with real good looks. You can't go wrong with Flotta fleuks."

Stronsay

Stronsay

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"If you want something to stick all day. Get yourself a limpet from fair Stronsay."

Sanday

Sanday

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"I like my porridge fine and dandy. For I'm a gruellie belkie from Sanday."

Hoy

Hoy

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"To take the head off all their big talk Just pay attension to the wise HOY hawk"