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                          Shapinsay ‘Out of Hours’ Ferry Service                                    

The Development Trust operates an 'Out of Hours' ferry service for the residents of Shapinsay.

The Summer timetable is in operation between 8 May 2016 and 26 September 2016.

SUMMER TIMETABLE

Sunday – Thursday

Departure Times

SHAPINSAY - KIRKWALL 7.00pm

KIRKWALL - SHAPINSAY 7.30pm

 

SHAPINSAY – KIRKWALL 9.30pm

KIRKWALL – SHAPINSAY 10.00pm

Friday and Saturday

Departure Times

SHAPINSAY - KIRKWALL 7.00pm

KIRKWALL - SHAPINSAY 7.30pm

 

SHAPINSAY – KIRKWALL 10.00pm

 KIRKWALL – SHAPINSAY 10.30pm

EARLY SAILING

Saturday Morning

Departure Times

SHAPINSAY – KIRKWALL 7.30am

KIRKWALL - SHAPINSAY 8.00am

 

 

 

 

Please Note:

 

  • All sailings are ‘weather permitting’ and at the Master’s absolute discretion
  • Passengers wishing to book a later sailing to meet the Aberdeen ferry should contact the coordinator for availability.
  • Sailings will only operate as long as there are bookings. To check current bookings please use the online calendar here or contact the coordinator.
  • Bookings can be made between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Any messages sent out-with these hours will be processed later. The phone service only is also manned on Saturday and Sunday between 2pm and 4pm.
  • Emergencies will be accommodated where possible; please contact the co-ordinator.
  • Cancellations: all reasonable efforts will be made to notify booked passengers when a service has to be cancelled. Please provide a contact number when booking. The ‘Keep & Share’ Calendar will also be updated.
  • Cancellation (i.e.‘no-shows’) by passengers will incur a charge of £7 unless notified in advance. Passengers wishing to cancel after 5pm should phone the Master on 07884 470600. The main point of contact after 5pm is the Master.
  • If space is available (and at the absolute discretion of the Master) any Shapinsay resident may join any crossing that has been booked to run (even if they haven’t personally booked in advance). A ‘first come, first served’ policy applies with priority given to booked passengers. Please do not assume that an outward, or return service will run at a published time if no-one has booked it.

Fares for the scheduled sailings and the additional sailings on Saturday at 7.30am and Sunday at 9.00am are: Adults - £7 / Children (while still at School) - £2 / Under 5s FREE

Late sailings to meet the Aberdeen ferry incur higher fares: Adults - £15 / Children (while still at School) - £5 / under 5s FREE

View the bookings calendar on: shapinsaycharter.keepandshare.com

Please make bookings between 9am and 5pm - Monday to Sunday.  Any messages sent out-with these hours will be processed as soon as the office reopens. Contact details:

Email: shapinsaybookings@gmail.com

Phone, Voice mail or Text:  07901 575162

SDT office staff will be happy to assist with any queries  – 01856 711733 between 10am & 2pm Monday to Friday.