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.

UPDATE - Disruption to this afternoons ONI sailings

2/4/2020 13:20

Master of Earl Sigurd has just confirmed this afternoon’s East Side sailing will go ahead and sail at the scheduled time of 15:00

Disruption to afternoons ONI sailings 2nd April 2020

2/4/2020 10:00

Due to adverse forecast weather for this afternoon, there are disruptions to ONI sailings as follows:

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Possible disruptions Thursday 2nd April

1/4/2020 11:50

Due to the forecasted weather and sea conditions for Thursday 2nd April, sailings on all routes will be under review for the day. If any cancellations/amendments to sailings are made, updates will be made and publicised as appropriate to the sailing(s) affected.

Disruptions to Outer North Isles sailings 2nd April 2020

1/4/2020 11:20

Due to the weather conditions on Thursday 2nd April there are disruptions to the following Outer North Isles sailings.

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COVID 19 - PrePaid Travel

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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Outer North Isle - Reduced Service Timetable from 27h March 2020

26/3/2020 11:55

From Friday 27th March 2020 the Outer North Isles service will now be running on a reduced service timetable. Full details can be found HERE

REW - Reduced Service Timetable

26/3/2020 11:20

From Friday 27th March 2020 the Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre service will now be running on a reduced service timetable. Full details can be found HERE

Houton - Reduced Service Timetable 27th March 2020

25/3/2020 15:45

From Friday 27th March 2020 the Houton service will now be running on a reduced service timetable. Full details can be found HERE

Graemsay reduced service timetable 26th March 2020

25/3/2020 11:56

From the 26th March 2020 the Graemsay service will now be running on a reduced service timetable. Full details can be found HERE

Restricted travel to only non essential travel.

23/3/2020 09:00

Following Sundays Ministerial announcement with regards to Orkney residents and essential travel only and now, today, the Prime Ministers, instruction to ‘stay at home’, it is crucial that the policy for the carriage of passengers on our internal ferry and air service matches the national need to minimise the amount of movement of people. To this end, Travel and Transport will be entirely focused on the need to protect and support the NHS and on the need to provide the logistics and emergency and repair activities to enable people to remain safe, sheltered, fed, healthy and, where required, supported and cared for. Restrictions on travel and transport and the associated timetable changes and those required to be at their normal place of work will be imposed shortly.

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Revised ONI timetable

21/3/2020 10:40

Due to the current constraints in society, ONI vessels will not overnight in Stronsay on a Tuesday and Thursday for the foreseeable future. As such, a new temporary timetable has been published on Here

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Shapinsay - Reduced service timetable

17/3/2020 08:25

From the 26th March 2020 service will now be running on a reduced service timetable. Full details can be found HERE

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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"