tours ∙ car hire ∙ taxis ∙ sea travel ∙ local
tourist advice ∙ air travel ∙ cycle hire
Orkney has fascinating discoveries around every corner, so it’s
important you make the most of your time here and find out how to get
around. Listed below are our local tourist associations, travel and transport
providers and internal tour and trip operators.
For information on the services you can contact or drop past our Tourist Information
Centre’s in Kirkwall and Stromness, or contact the company directly.
Island Tourism Associations
North Ronaldsay Trust http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/northronaldsaytrust/ 01857 633 257
Visit Eday http://www.visiteday.com
For wildlife, archaeological and historical information about Eday, along with listings for accommodation, eating out, visitor attractions, arts and crafts and general island info.
Visit Rousay www.visitrousay.co.uk (01856)
A short ferry journey can take you to the beautiful island of Rousay Egilsay
Westray and Papa Westray Tourist Association www.westraypapawestray.com (01857)
For information about the islands arts, crafts, heritage, wildlife and where
to stay, eat, drink and shop.
Sanday Tourist Association www.sandayorkney.co.uk (01857)
For information about the islands arts, crafts, heritage, wildlife and
where to stay, eat and drink
We have a range of operators providing internal tours - by both land
and sea. Most specialise in a particular area, allowing you to build
your holiday around your favourite elements or pick and choose to gain
an overall view. Listed below are our internal tour and trip operators.
Dawn Star Boat Trips www.orkneyboattrips.co.uk 01856 876 743
Explore Orkney Tours
Tours and off road tours of Orkney for individuals and groups. Cruise ship shore excursions private or shared.
Great Orkney Tours http://www.greatorkneytours.co.uk, info@ greatorkneytours.co.uk, 01856 861443
Your tour is private so it's your itinerary, your guide and your time to choose what you want to see
J Charters, firstname.lastname@example.org 07597320302
Boat tours from Stromness - Old Man of Hoy, bird watching, sea angling and sea trout fishing trips
M/V Lady Rose Boat Tours http://www.ladyrose.org/, 07729 314697
We offer afternoon short trips on scapa flow - Discover the beautiful landscape and sealive in sheltered waters!
Orcadian Wildlife www.orcadianwildlife.co.uk (01856) 831 240
All inclusive tailor-made wildlife & acticity holidays based on a family run organic farm.
Orkney Archaeology Tours www.orkneyarchaeologytours.co.uk (01856) 721 450
All-inclusive holidays, short breaks and day tours led by professional archaeologists who are also accredited Orkney Tourist Guides
Orkney Community Transport Organisation www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/OCTO/index.asp?pageid=2418
offer a flexible bus route in the West Mainland covering several popular tourist spots
Orkney Island Holidays www.orkneyislandholidays.com (01856) 711 373
Wildlife, birdwatching, archaeology, flora & ancient history holidays
and tours of the Orkney Islands with Orkney resident experts Paul & Louise
Hollinrake, using high quality hotel accommodation.
Orkney Tourist Guides Assoc. www.otga.co.uk
Exclusive guided tours of our wonderful islands with enthusiastic local accredited guides. Various languages spoken.
Pettlandssker Boat Trips www.boattrips-orkney.co.uk 01856 831 605
Orkney tours operated by Stagecoach in Orkney www.stagecoachbus.com/highlands 01856 870555
Professional drivers guide you around the mainland, their commentary giving you an accurate insight into the Orcadian community.
Orkney Tour Guiding Services, www.orkneyaspects.co.uk, (01856) 741433
Personal guided tours of the Orkney Islands
Orkney Uncovered, www.orkneyuncovered.co.uk, (01856) 87 8822
Orkney Uncovered' is a unique, new tour company offering guided war history tours in Orkney. Tours specialise in 19th and 20th Century War Defences in the Orkney Islands
Stromness Tours Ltd http://www.nessbattery.co.uk, email@example.com 07759 857 298
Visit Ness Battery - an important relic of Orkney's wartime heritage, Access is by guided tour
Westraak www.westraak.co.uk (01857)
Guided tours of the island of Westray.
Wildabout Orkney www.wildaboutorkney.com 01856 877737
Providing memorable island experiences since 1990. We specialise in Orkney & Shetland holidays as well as Orkney tours and cruise ship shore excursions, all for groups and individual travellers.
Travel and Transport
Sail with Orkney Ferries from Kirkwall, Stromness, Tingwall or Houton,
or fly from Kirkwall with Loganair to six of the isles. Or you can even
hire or take your own private charter and cruise to the quiet bays and
anchorages awaiting you.
There are various options to travel around the island, below are contact
details for car and cycle hire, sea travel and taxis.
With many services and connections around the Islands, Stagecoach in Orkney offer many money saving travel options. View the timetables online at www.stagecoachbus.com/highlands
Inter island service to Orkney islands: Westray, Papa Westray, Sanday,
Stronsay, Eday and North Ronaldsay.
Orkney Ferries www.orkneyferries.co.uk (01856)
Passenger and ferry service to the north and south isles.
Orkney Disability Forum firstname.lastname@example.org (01856)
870340 or 871515
Excellent service to both residents and visitors by supplying disabled transport,
wheelchairs and shop mobility scooters.
Drive Orkney Car & Van hire www.driveorkney.com (01856)877551
Car and van hire.
Orkney Car Hire www.orkneycarhire.co.uk (01856)
Self drive cars and minibus hire.
WR Tullock www.orkneycarrental.co.uk (01856)
875500 or 876262
Orkney’s only airport car hire company.
Orkney email@example.com (01856)
Orkney Cycle Hire http://www.orkneycyclehire.co.uk (01856)
Brass’s Taxis firstname.lastname@example.org (01856)850750
Taxis and M.P.V available. Also tours to sights of interest.
Kirkwall Taxis email@example.com (01856) 876972
Friendly service for pre-arranged pickup from airport and ferries. Private tours available.
Orkney Taxis, http://www.orkneytaxis.co.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org, (01856) 880147
Craigies Taxis, email@example.com (01856) 878787
Stagecoach in Orkney can provide private hire for your needs including, wedding hire, day trips and business use. For more information please call the Orkney depot on 01856 878014.
Maynes Coaches www.maynes.co.uk (01856) 831333 fax: (01542) 833572
Executive coach hire, with experience in cruise ships, private hires and comfort on the move.
Orkney Community Transport Organisation http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/OCTO ... ageid=3452 (01856) 870340
Small Community Interest Company with accessible mini- and midi-buses available to hire, and a team of knowledgeable local drivers. All profits to local charity Orkney Disability Forum.
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