Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

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Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

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Enjoy a 90-minute afternoon cruise past rugged cliff scenery and see arctic skuas, storm petrels, colonies of guillemots, puffins, razorbills, kittiwakes, Atlantic grey seals, and much more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a wildlife cruise off the coast of northern Scotland
  • Look out for puffins, seals, the occasional whale, and many more types of wildlife
  • Cruise through Pentland Firth and take in the rugged cliff scenery
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Experience the wild and windy Scottish coastline. Listen to informative commentary from your guide throughout the cruise and enrich your knowledge of Scotland’s natural history. Cruise through the Pentland Firth past Duncansby Head lighthouse passing close to the sheer 200-feet high cliffs teeming with sea birds followed by a close-up view of the famous Stacks of Duncansby. Cross the inner sound of the Pentland Firth for a view of the uninhabited island of Stroma and the colonies of Atlantic Grey Seals. See the various cliffs and birds of Stroma. The types of birdlife seen will depend on the nesting season. For example Puffins will be seen in large numbers in June and July but in much smaller numbers in August. If you are lucky, catch a view of some whales.
  • 90-minute sightseeing cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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    Ferry Office in John O'Groats

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    • The route for the cruise will depend on the prevailing tide and weather conditions
    • Free parking is available at John O'Groats
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    Enjoyable boat trip around the Island of Stroma. Lots of seals, variety of birds and incredible rock formations.

    July 31, 2021

    It was great and managed to see the Duncasby Stacks even in a thick fog. Would highly recommend

    July 31, 2021

    July 29, 2021

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