Pentland Ferries Ltd - Ferry to Orkney



Due to the weather forecast and tidal conditions the 0745 sailing from St Margarets Hope and the 0930 sailing from Gills Bay are currently under review. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Due to weather and tidal conditions the 1650 sailing from St Margarets Hope today will now be going at the earlier time of 1550 and the 1830 sailing from Gills Bay will now be sailing at 1730. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Annual Dry-dock Period - 11/11/2015

Due to the MV Pentalina going on annual refit, there will be no sailings from Tuesday 5th January to Sunday 10th January 2016 inclusive. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


We are introducing a trial 50% discount scheme to benefit foot passengers accompanying children on the ferry. Please see below for Terms and Conditions. • The discount will apply to adult foot passengers travelling from St. Margaret’s Hope to Gills Bay and back on the next immediate sailing. • Full payment will be taken on the outward journey and the return trip will be free. • Children will not be discounted but can still use a Loyalty Card. • Please inform the Purser or Customer Services staff when paying on the outward journey that you intend to claim the discount on the return part of your journey. • Normal Conditions of Carriage will apply. Please contact our Booking Office on 0800 688 8998 to make your reservation.


A re-release of the book 'Pentland Hero' about Andrew Banks and the set up of Pentland Ferries is now on sale at our offices and onboard the Pentalina. This new release includes a Preface to the Second Edition which recognises the OBE Andrew was awarded in the 2014 New Year's Honours List. Books are now retailing at £9.99 and can be bought in person or ordered through our office on 01856 831226.

Mr Andrew Banks Awarded OBE - 31/12/2013

Mr Andrew Banks has been awarded an OBE in the Queens New Year Honours List for services to transport.

Why choose Pentland Ferries

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