NorthLink Ferries are delighted to announce that this year’s Orkney Nature Festival will culminate in a wildlife cruise on MV Hamnavoe from 13:00 to 16:00 on Sunday 19th May 2019.
Leaving from Stromness on MV Hamnavoe, the wildlife watching boat tour will sail up the west coast of Mainland Orkney, giving those aboard spectacular views of the island and surrounding seas. For nature enthusiasts, there will be a plenty of seabirds to spot including razorbills, gannets (pictured), guillemots and fulmar. There may even be a chance to see dolphins and whales.
The landscape will be worth the trip alone; you can see the Black Crag, the sea stack North Gaulton Castle (pictured) and the remarkable cliffs at Yesnaby. Further on there’s the Broch of Borwick, the Hole o’Rowe and Skaill Bay, which is home to the ancient village of Skara Brae. Passengers will be able to admire Marwick Bay and Kitchener’s Memorial from the sea. If conditions are good enough, we aim to make it all the way to the Brough of Birsay.
On top of all that, there will be a buffet, music and a number of activities on board, including whisky and gin-tasting, craft displays and a raffle with some excellent prizes.
If you post any photos on social media remember to use the tags #SpotWildShetland and #SpotWildOrkney to share with us!
Passengers will enjoy a fantastic day out. Places are limited, so contact Northlink Ferries via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 6000 449, visit a NorthLink office or turn up early on the day to book your tickets.
Ticket price (£16 for adults, £11 for concessions and children. Children under 5 will travel for free)