AIDAaura – 13th April 2019

AIDAaura is calling again today. We have a full range of tours to deliver. Although it is bright and sunny, it’s also good and windy with a stiff breeze from the South East. 

Ferries from my home island run a bit differently on a Saturday so the choice is to stay over in Kirkwall the night before or to charter a small boat to get over from Shapinsay first thing. Harvey Groat of Groat’s Charters takes good care of Shapinsay folk in this regard. It was his boat – Charles Ann – I turned to get me to Kirkwall in good time this morning. 

Charles Ann 1 departing the Corn Slip en route to Shapinsay.

Island Smart and Groats Charters are collaborating to develop some exciting new options for Cruise, FIT and GIT, in fact all visitors to Orkney. We will be trialling some of these offers aboard a new boat later this season with a full launch expected in 2020 during Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.

Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 2020
AIDAaura - Kirkwall - 13/04/2019