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Andy The Highlander & Novel Adventures

On our second last scheduled Noss Boat Tour of the season - Tuesday 12th October, we had our group that have been booked for some time on-board Seabird and most members all the way from the States.  The title of the tour was called 'Outlander' and will make sense as to why it is called that as you read further.  The tour was very well organized by the lovely Kim who runs her own company called 'Novel Adventures' - this will be the second time Kim has been on our tours. Considering they had all been up since 4am to catch a flight, they were full of life/smiles when we met them at 11am for their first time on Victoria Pier. We are sure they would have slept well that night after all the beautiful sea air. One group member though from Sweden and another from Scotland - Spot the True Scotsman! This gentleman is better known as "Andy The Highlander" - he does guided Scottish Tours and has played big roles in the Shetland Crime Drama Series and also The Outlander Series - this brought the tour to being titled 'Outlander Adventures'. You can check out more about Andy on his Facebook page by following links at foot of this post or just google 'Andy The Highlander', his story of how he got to where he is today - absolutely amazing. ???? ????
Althought getting late into the season, we were still treated to loads of wildlife and opera singing inside the stunning Orkneyman's Cave - just beautiful ????. The opera performance can be viewed by clicking on the link below - enjoy!  Once on our Seabirds-and-Seals Facebook page - feel free to give our page a 'Like' and have a browse through our many posts.  
If you are unable to open the above link - check out our seperate blog titled 'Opera Video Performance Inside The Orkneyman's Cave'.
In the Giant's Leg photo - I had them all shouting gannets, speaking of which - we had a few follow us from the leg over to Noss, simply stunning!
Delightful group to have onboard Seabird and a fantastic time had by all - got thumbs up at the end of the tour ????. Since the tour over a week ago now - group leader Kim has messaged me to say "Superfantastic first day in Shetland". We are delighted to have had the opportunity to get their Shetland vacation off to a fabulous start.
Following this tour - we had our very last tour of the 2021 season on Saturday 16th October, which was also a great success. 
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With our experienced Captain, Brian, and knowledgeable naturalist Marie, enjoyed breathtaking views of the Noss cliffs, seabird colonies, the coastline, and seals with the bonus of learning some local history and snagging some very special underwater views. On a cool and windy day on the water, the coffee/tea and biscuits served were a nice touch as well. Can't imagine a better way to see the area and wildlife - or better folks to guide us. The boat was comfortable and provided some protection from the elements as well!!

Diane W

So I was visiting my friends in Lerwick and I had a few hours to spend so inspotted the seabird and seals boat, I approached Brian (owner) and asked if there was room for 1 more and there was. I was told to be at the pier for 2pm, I was and we set sail around 2.15pm, we had a safety brief from Marie and it was very clear but also relaxed. First stop was out to a shipwreck where they anchored and put down an underwater camera so we could see the sea life and the wreck, it was really amazing and you could all see clearly on the two television screens. We then proceeded to see the seals then out towards Noss, I don't want to spoil the trip for anyone but it was fantastic and the best £45 I have spent in a while, included were tea & biscuits as well, we were away from 3 and half hours, great company, great boat and overall fantastic experience, well done to you both.


We were so, so lucky...We started slowly with a fascinating camera exploring the sea life around an old wreck. Then we got serious, out into open water and the spectacularly rugged coasts of the islands of Bressay and Noss...The cliffs of Noss were one of the greatest natural sights I've ever experienced. With the sea hammering us and the captain keeping us steady maybe four feet from the rocks, we were at the base of 592-feet-high cliffs, with 25,000 birds above us, sitting/nesting on every speck of ledge, many diving beak-first at high speed to spear fish, the noise of the birds overwhelming. At one point I wondered what would happen if one bird noticed us and mused, "Fancy a change from fish today?" We were probably there half an hour, and it's a half hour that will live in our memories a long time. Lots still to see after that, including backing up into a cavern in a cliff, and anchoring in a cove for tea, coffee, and biscuits. What an incredible tour!

Nick M

This tour was arranged by our cruise ship and it's a must do for anyone visiting Lerwick in Shetland Islands. We saw such beautiful birds and the two owners were so knowledgeable and friendly. Also rock formations and caves were beautiful. Loved the gingerbread cookies and coffee. Also the views from underwater camera were great!


A belated review from a visit to Shetland in May this year - we had an amazing trip with Brian and Marie round the cliffs of Noss and Bressay. They were both extremely knowledgeable and friendly, seemed to know everything about the wildlife we encountered on the tour, plenty of new things to discover even for someone who grew up in Shetland. we saw grey seals, gannets, great skuas and shags, we couldn't believe how many birds were nesting around the cliffs! The weather was nice enough for Brian to bring the boat right into the Orkneyman's Cave, as well as sending down the ROV to a small wreck at the North mooth of the harbour. would definitely consider taking the trip again, and recommend to both visitors and islanders alike.

Hanson & Louise

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