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.

South Isles Service - Tuesday 24th May 2016

23/5/2016 14:00

Passengers are advised that due to a cargo booking on the 13:15 Houton to Lyness sailing on the above date, there is a reduction in passenger numbers.

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Alterations to South Isles Ro-Ro Service and Parking Restrictions at Houton and Lyness - Monday 30 May and Tuesday 31 May 2016

23/5/2016 12:20

In connection with The Battle of Jutland Commemorations passengers are reminded that a revised public service timetable will be operated on the above dates by MV Thorsvoe, timetable is available on our website.

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Access to and from Kirkwall Pier - Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May 2016

23/5/2016 11:50

In connection with The Battle of Jutland Commemorations there will be a number of road closures in and around Kirkwall affecting access to and from Kirkwall pier on the above dates.

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South Isles Service - Wednesday 25th May 2016

21/5/2016 15:50

Passengers are advised that due to a cargo bookings on the 13:15 sailing from Houton and 14:00 sailings from Lyness to Houton via Flotta on the above date, there is a reduction in passenger numbers.

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SOUTH ISLES SERVICE - SUNDAY 12 JUNE 2016 - HOY HALF MARATHON DAY

19/5/2016 15:25

MV Hoy Head and MV Thorsvoe, unless prevented by any unforeseen circumstances, will sail as scheduled on the above date but passengers are requested to note the following:

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Changes to South Isles Services - Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May 2016 - The Battle of Jutland Commemorations

12/5/2016 09:30

Due to The Battle of Jutland Commemorations on Tuesday 31 May 2016, sailings on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May 2016 for the South Isles Service have been changed. Please click on link below for sailing times.

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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"