The island of Hoy shows a different side of the Orkney Islands. At 1,564ft/477m Ward Hill, the tallest point on the archipelago, is also a part of one of the highest cliffs in Britain.
Useful tips: This is generally a more rugged trip and is recommended only for those in good physical condition.
Typical Visit: 16 hours
St John's Head
Old Man of Hoy
The section of coastline at St John's Head is noted for the sheer stack known as the Old Man of Hoy a little further south. Fulmars, auks, shearwaters and gannets glide gracefully around the red sandstone column while the waves crash relentlessly against the base.Usually the ferry service between Scrabster and Stromness goes past the Old Man of Hoy.