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Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

1. Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

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.

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What people are saying about Duncansby Head

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 84 reviews

It was a really nice and cheap option to see the islands off of the mainland of Scotland. The speed of the boat was really nice so you could see a lot and had a lot of time to see it. You have a great chance of seeing seals, sheep on the islands, and puffins. I think it was definitely worth it!

Fantastic cruise with so much wildlife to see! Great skipper who pointed out all the cool stuff we could see - puffins, seals, guillemots, etc. even without the wildlife it’s a spectacular landscape and view. Well worth the money.

A lovely boat trip around Stroma with my family. Easy to book and the tour commentary was very good. There were lots of places to sit above and below deck with plenty of viewing spaces to observe the wildlife.

Brilliant experience out on the open water, driver took us into very small cave like rocks which was unexpected but awesome! More than just a boat ride defo recommend xxx

Had a great wildlife tour from John O Groats. Highly recommended.