Plan Your Trip

Orkney is a fantastic coastal cruising destination with 70 islands to explore. Whether you plan to stay a while and experience our wildlife, whisky and warm welcome or you are stopping off as you sail to or from Shetland, Fair Isle, The Faroes or Scandinavia we can help you plan your trip to make the most of your time here. Please use the menu on the left to find lots of helpful information.

Local sailors with years of experience will be glad to advise you on passage planning, day sails and the best sailing routes around our islands; please use our 'ask a local' form to send your question to us, and we will endeavour to get back to you either by email or phone within one business day.

On Board Orkney - a cruising guide. 

Entering the UK

All pleasure craft arriving in and departing from the UK must report in accordance with the requirements published in Scottish Government's Notice 8: sailing your pleasure craft to and from the UK

EU/EEA Travellers must contact Border Force to be granted permission to enter the UK.

If Orkney is your first point of entry to the UK, you must complete form C1331; you can now do this online using this link - . You can call Border Force Shetland on +44 (0)7721 466 199. If between 17:00 - 22:00 please call +44 (0) 1667 460 054 or +44 (0) 7775911254 instead.

If you need any further information, please contact us.