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Island Tours of Hoy
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Island Tours of Hoy A warm welcome awaits you on the Island of Hoy, the second largest island in the Orkney archipelago with a population of approximately only 400 residents. Hoy or Haey, the Old Norse word for high, is unique, and very different...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Ness House, Longhope KW163PG, Scotland
+44 1856 701632
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Me and my sister had a wonderful day on Hoy. Our guide Kim was friendly and knowledgeable; despite having only lived on Hoy for a few years, Kim spoke about the place like she had been there her whole life. Her passion and love for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ashangus
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Day Tour of Hoy It was a terrific day. Both Steven and Kim were really informed, interesting and friendly guides. The drive around was well set up and covered much of a really beautiful island. The walks were over lovely places with spectacular views. Strongly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank r s
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My husband and I had a great day out with our guide Kim. The visit round the lifeboat was our first highlight. With the maximum of 8 people we thoroughly enjoyed Rackwick Bay, the Dwarfie Stone and a walk by the southern cliffs. We also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Our tour was on the last day of our two weeks in Orkney and very much a highlight. Steve organised a varied programme after asking us what things we would like to see. Had we gone there, but under our own steam, we would not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David J
Steven R, Owner at Island Tours of Hoy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi David, Many thanks for the review, it was good fun being out and about with you both, the weather certainly helped and I'm so glad you got to see Hoy at its very best. Thanks again, Steven

Reviewed 3 September 2018

It was an amazing tour on a special day - my husband's birthday!!! We visited wonderful places, indeed - I was particularly impressed by the wild landscape surrounding us. Our guide Dougie was very nice and kind - his explanations of what we were visiting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nicla1660
Steven R, Owner at Island Tours of Hoy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you so much for yoru kind words, Dougie said how much he enjoyed the day and the weather was wonderful too. Belated happy Birthday. Thanks again.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Hoy is an island of many secrets and on this tour Dougie showed as many of them with energy and enthusiasm - from the Sea Eagle to an introduction to the naval war history and the wrecks still out in Scapa Flow. I cannot recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roxt007
Steven R, Owner at Island Tours of Hoy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments, I have passed them on to Dougie. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful tour of Hoy with Kim on a clear, beautiful day. We pretty well covered the island by van, and had three short walks, to the Dwarfie Stane, Rackwick, and the southern coast of South Walls. Kim was extremely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

The maxi tour is a fantastic daytrip with all the best Hoy has to offer. Appropriate footwear is necessary. The guide Dougie does everything in his power to make it a wonderful day.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We'd say a must do if visiting Hoy, a great way to find about hidden treasures that otherwise you would miss. Our guide (Kim) was extremely knowledgeable and could answer every one of our many questions.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We spent a day with Kim and learnt so much. As a child I visited Orkney quite a few times and my wife and I visited Hoy 11 years ago. But this tour surpassed everything we had seen before. It is well worth getting the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Joanna B | Reviewed this property |
No but you can see it from the Scrabster ferry