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The Original Wildlife Boat Trip around Bressay & Noss, Shetland Islands
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Congratulations - you are about to book the highlight of your holiday in the Shetland Islands with our 4-star **** wildlife tours around Bressay & Noss.  We look forward to welcoming you aboard 'Seabird'.  We do strongly advise booking early to avoid disappointment, our Noss Boat trips sell very fast.  

Please note all trips are weather permitting & occassionally it is necessary to cancel or postpone a trip, therefore it is essential that your contact details are correct & working.  Please check your email/phone throughout your stay and see our booking terms and conditions for more information - click Here for T&C's.

Daily Noss & Bressay 3-Hour Cruise Departures (7 Days A Week)
Pre-booked Passengers Please Check In 15 mins prior to departure 

Departure location - Victoria Pier slipway (ZE1 0EL) in town centre of Lerwick - 100mm from Tourist Information Centre 

Passenger Check-In  Departs At   Returns Trip Duration Fare - Adult Fare - Under 16's
 10:00  10:15  13:15 3 Hours £55
(includes refreshments)
(includes refreshments)
 14:00  14:15  17:15 3 Hours £55
(includes refreshments)
(includes refreshments)


Noss & Bressay 2-Hour Early Bird Photography Cruise - Tuesday & Thursday
Pre-booked Passengers Please Check In 15 mins prior to departure

Departure location - Victoria Pier slipway (ZE1 0EL) in town centre of Lerwick  - 100mm from Tourist Information Centre

Passenger Check-In  Departs At   Returns Trip Duration Fare - Adult Fare - Under 16's
05:30 07:30 2 Hours

(includes refreshments)

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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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