St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay Ferry

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  • 3 crossings daily
    1 hr

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The St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay ferry route connects St Margaret's Hope, a village in the Orkney Islands, off the north-east coast of Scotland to Gills Bay on the Scottish mainland which is about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of John o' Groats. The route is operated by Pentland Ferries. There are up to 4 crossings per day. The crossing time is approximately 1 hour. This route accepts vehicles and foot passengers.


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About St Margaret's Hope

St Margaret's Hope, also known as The Hope, is a village in the Orkneys, located off Scotland's north-east coast. The word Hope comes from the Norse word 'hjop', which means bay.

St. Margaret's Hope has a number of shops and restaurants and is famous for its annual Boys' Ploughing Match, a festival where young boys plough in the sands of the Sand of Wright, while girls wear traditional costumes.

If you catch a St Margaret's Hope ferry, do not forget to visit the Smiddy Museum, with lots of old blacksmith's tools to try out and lots of old photographs.

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.

St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay take?

The average journey time by ferry between St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay is 1 hrs. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay is 1 hrs, with Pentland Ferries.

What time does the first ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay leave?

The first ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay leaves at 07:45 with Pentland Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay leave?

The last ferry from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay leaves at 17:00 with Pentland Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay?

Ferries travelling from St Margarets Hope to Gills Bay are operated by Pentland Ferries.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope.