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Pentland Sea Adventures

There’s so much to discover around the coast at John O’Groats, and by far the most exhilarating way to explore it is onboard our 9 mtr 500HP Fast RIB “Natural Explorer”

With daily departures ( booking advised ) you’ll feel the spray in your face and the wind in your hair as we reach breathtaking speeds and carry out incredible manoeuvres as we speed over the Pentland firth towards the Isle’s of Stroma and Swona, the “Swilkie” Whirlpool, Pentland Skerries and the spectacular “Sea stacks” of Duncansby. And that’s not all, and even more exciting is the chance to observe Scottish wildlife at close quarters in their natural habitat, including Gannets, Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Terns, Puffins, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Minke & Killer whales !

 

Pentland RIB eXperience

60 mins of high adrenaline fun as we check out the Rips, Races and Whirlpools which makes the Pentland Firth one of the most feared stretches of Water in the UK. With tidal speeds of up to 30 kph ( 16 Knots ) being recorded you’ll be fascinated by the continuous change in the water surface, from flat calm to turbulent Seas of in a matter of meters….Combine this with the chance to observe stunning scenery and a wealth of wildlife makes this an eXperience not to be missed !

£28 per Adult / £20 per child   –   Duration 60 minutes   –  Commencing soon

Wildlife & Island Tour

Setting out from John O’Groats and covering the Pentland Firth’s spectacular coastline including the Islands of Stroma, Swona and the Pentland Skerries this is a must for all wildlife and photography enthusiasts with opportunities to witness the spectacular Scottish scenery and wildlife at close quarters and in total safety on board our twin engined Offshore RIB “Natural Explorer”. Experience the “Gloop” on Stroma,  the “Swilkie” whirlpool, the abandoned Croft houses on Swona and learn a little of what life was like back in the early 1900’s from our knowledgeable guides.  With Ship wrecks, caves, lighthouses, geos, sea stacks, whirlpools, gannets, kittiwakes, guillemots, terns, puffins, seals, dolphins, porpoises, minke & killer whales all to be found this is a must for all the family !

£45 per adult / £35 per child   –   Duration: 2Hrs   –  Commencing soon

Island Adventure – Isle of Swona

2.5 hrs Charter to fully explore the beautiful Isle of Swona, with the opportunity to spend time ashore with the resident herd of wild beef cattle whilst exploring the abandoned croft houses and marvelling at its pre-Norse past. The island was populated from around 500 BC until 1974 and is now home to greylag geese, nesting waders and seabirds, including skuas and Puffins, while the rocky shore provides a safe haven for grey and common seals.
On a sunny warm day, Swona is a truly tranquil and lovely place to visit. Because of its unique attributes and caring owners, it looks set to remain one of those extremely rare places where nature rules, and only a few will be able to enjoy its beauty.

£50 per adult / £40 per child   –   Duration: 2.5Hrs   –  Commencing soon

Island Adventure – Pentland Skerries

2.5 hrs Charter to fully explore the Pentland Skerries and particularly Muckle which is the largest of the Islands that lie off the Northern Coast of Scotland and mark the entrance to the Pentland Firth. With time ashore ( Subject to suitable weather & tidal conditions) you can marvel at over 500 breeding pairs of Puffins or the spectacular twin tower 1794 Stevenson built lighthouse. Terns, Gannets, Skuas, Fulmars, Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Guillemots, Shags and Cormorants are also resident not to mention the odd passing Orka and a large colony of Atlantic grey seals.

Other islands in the group include Louther Skerry, Clettack skerry and Little Skerry, where the wreck of the Aberdeen trawler Ben Barvis lies, after running aground in 1964.

£50 per adult / £40 per child   –   Duration: 2.5Hrs   –   Commencing soon

 

Please note: All Charters are subject to suitable weather and tidal conditions, therefore booking is essential. The Seabird colonies are most active between May and July. Please also appreciate we cannot guarantee sightings of any species on any specific trip. Whales, Dolphins, Porpoise and Sharks are wild animals and so unfortunately can be quite allusive.

 

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