Tides

Orkney Sea Kayaking Association

Kayaking around Orkney - an archipelago of islands off the North coast of Scotland

Tide Times

  • EasyTide (Admiralty) - Kirkwall
  • EasyTide (Admiralty) - Dover
  • Tide Graph

  • Kirkwall Tidal Graph 2016 (UPDATED)
  • Skyak Trip Planners

  • Tidal Planner
  • Trip Planner
  • Correction:

    British Summer Time: Add 1 hour to GMT/UTC

    Relative to Dover:

    • Subtract 40 min: Kirkwall
    • Subtract 1h 50 min: Scapa
    • Subtract 1h 50 min: Stromness
    • Subtract 1h 50 min: Birsay
    • Subtract 1h 50 min: Widewall Bay
    • Add 15 min: Burrayness

    The String

      West going tidal stream begins at about 45min after High Water Dover
      East going tidal stream begins at about 5h 15min before High Water Dover
      Springs 4kn

    Eynhallow Sound

      NW going tidal stream begins at about High Water Dover
      SE going tidal stream begins at about 6h before High Water Dover
      Springs: 3kn around Aikerness but 7kn in Eynhallow narrows

    Hoy Sound

      West going tidal stream begins at about 1h 10min before High Water Dover
      East going tidal stream begins at about 5h 30min after High Water Dover
      8.5kn springs 5kn neaps

      Information above is given in good faith but without any liability accepted for its accuracy

    Recommended references:
    1. Admiralty tidal stream atlas, Orkney and Shetland Islands (NP209)
    2. Clyde Cruising Club Sailing Directions and Anchorages
    (N & NE Scotland and Orkney Islands)