Steven Rhodes

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I specialise in tours of the Island of Hoy in the Orkney Islands, where a warm welcome awaits you.   Hoy is the second largest island (55 Sq Miles/143 Km2) in the Orkney archipelago with a population of approximately only 400 residents.   

Hoy is unique, and very different from the Orkney Mainland and other isles.   The vertical cliffs are the highest in the British Isles, there are vast swathes of wilderness, an abundance of wildlife, with a history stretching from the Neolithic era to modern day. 

Whilst there are many other driver guides on mainland Orkney I am the only one based on Island of Hoy, also a qualified World Host, (excellence in customer service) and MIDAS-qualified      (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme).   

I am enthusiastic about all types of tours, whether they be individual, group, bespoke, coach, walking tours or for cruise ships.     I have a wealth of experience and an expert in my local environment, which will help you achieve a wonderful and memorable day out, taking in all that the beautiful Island of Hoy has to offer, which will meet and likely to exceed your expectations. 

Being a resident on the Island of Hoy and living in the village of Longhope on the shore of Scapa Flow, I can give you a unique insight into island life and what it’s like to live in such a beautiful and remote location.
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Services

  • Coach Tour
  • Driver Guide
  • Extended Tour
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Shore Excursion
  • Special needs groups
  • Walking Tour

Additional Information

  • Guide Type: Green Badge
  • Months Available: All
  • Type of car:
  • Year Qualified: 2015
  • Tour starting points

    • Stromness
    • Kirkwall
  • Qualifications

    STGA Green Badge Tour Guide
    World Host (Excellence in Customer Service)
    MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme)
  • Tours

    Driver Guide
    Walking
    Wilderness
    Wartime
    Nature
    Old Man of Hoy
    Scapa Flow

Clients' Testimonials

  • The Scottish Government is delighted to endorse the work of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association in recognition of their worldwide reputation and quality work and training. I commend the passion and knowledge they bring to guiding and congratulate them on continuing to set the standard in this area.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • VisitScotland is delighted to recognise the Scottish Tourist Guides Association as the professional membership body for fully trained and accredited tourist guides in Scotland. STGA accredited guides are passionate ambassadors for Scotland and in providing our visitors with information and inspiration, help deliver a memorable experience for them.

  • Fergus Ewing MSP

    Minister for Business, Energy, and Tourism

    Scottish Government

  • Marion Boyd

    International Development Assistant

    Aberdeen City Council

  • Helen Versloot

    Incentive Department

    Gullivers Travel Agency