A warm welcome awaits you on the Island of Hoy, the second largest island in the Orkney archipelago with a population of only 400 residents, at least 4 Eagles and 1 iconic Old Man.
Island Tours of Hoy are available daily for private and bespoke tours be they for wildlife, coastal scenery, hill walking in wild land, trips to the Old Man of Hoy or the island’s extensive and fascinating history. Or you might just like a little bit of everything, which is what most folk opt for. You may have a particular interest, which we will also be able to cater for.
Hoy is both remote, unique and is very different from the Orkney Mainland and other isles. The vertical cliffs are the highest in the British Isles, there are vast swathes of wilderness, an abundance of wildlife with a history stretching from the Neolithic era to modern day. You will visit sites which only a resident of this beautiful island would know of and are easily missed by the casual visitor.
Hoy is only a 30-minute ferry journey over the majestic Scapa Flow with all its amazing views, all tours start and end at the ferry terminals. Mainland ferry terminals are served with connecting bus links and free carparks, and we will be happy to offer advice on all travel arrangements from wherever your start point may be. We will make it easy for you.
Unfortunately, due to COVID we cannot offer our scheduled group tour on Thursday’s. We request that our guests be in a bubble to help meet the requirements of our comprehensive COVID plan, (please see below). Sadly, we cannot join people from separate groups together, hence the postponement of group tours.
Part of our covid plan includes the wearing of face masks in our tour vehicle which is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each tour. We have fitted a made to measure PVC partition screen between driver and guests, with a PA system so that interesting and timely commentary on the move can still be provided. Hand sanitisation is available and encouraged. We, and request that everyone, follow the Scottish Government advice regarding lateral flow testing.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our wonderful island with you in a very safe manner. Please see our trip advisor reviews, we are very proud of them and our Travellers' Choice Award.