Gills Bay Ferries


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Gills Bay Routes

  • St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay / Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope
    Pentland Ferries operates ferry crossings on the route St Margarets Hope - Gills Bay
    3 crossings daily
    1 hr

Special Offers

Ferries from Gills Bay in North Scotland go to St Margaret's Hope port on the Orkney Islands and are operated by Pentland Ferries. Below, you can find the latest Gills Bay departure times and sailing times alongside any special offers.

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Ferries to and from Gills Bay

Pentland Ferries has a fleet consisting of two ships the Claymore and the Pentalina B. The facilities onboard the Pentland Ferries are limited due to the duration of the crossing, however you will find nice relaxing lounges with views across the Firth and a cafeteria with snack bar and toilets.

You are certain to have a pleasant and relaxing journey no matter which of Pentland ferries ships you travel on, so book today with AFerry

About Gills Bay

Gills Bay ferry port lies on the Pentland. It is easily reached when driving round the Scottish north coast road. Gills Bay is located to the northeast of the Caithness settlement of Gills, 3 miles (5 km) west of John o' Groats in Highland Council Area. It is a favourite sunbathing spot for local seal populations.

Gills Bay Port

The ferry operator Pentland Ferries offers a complete service for vehicles and passengers from 1 June 2001. Pentland Ferries connect the ferry port of Gills Bay in the north of Scotland with St Margaret's Hope port at the Orkney Islands. You can book all your Gills Bay ferries through AFerry.

Gills Bay port facilities

A new ferry terminal has been constructed for the Pentland Ferries services for vehicles and passengers between Gills Bay and St Margaret's Hope.

Getting to Gills Bay

Gills Bay ferry port is signposted from the A99 from Wick and John O'Groats. Remember to allow longer when travelling in the North of Scotland for unexpected traffic or sheep.

Gills Bay Map

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Port Addresses

Pentland Ferries

Gills Bay Ferry Terminal, Canisbay, Wick, Caithness, KW1 4YB, Scotland