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The Original Wildlife Boat Trip around Bressay & Noss, Shetland Islands
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Tel: (0)7595 540 224

Our Boat

Seabirds-and-Seals offers you the best boat as 'Seabird' is a 13.5 metre twin-engine catamaran, which is a very stable boat and out of the tours that go to Noss, Seabird has the largest viewing platform.  This makes our boat the most spacious to allow up to 12 passengers to have the best views and photography opportunities without getting in each others line of sight.  Seabird has been used by photography groups and film crews nationwide.       

Saloon Area

The heated indoor saloon area has seating areas with table and information section containing bird identification charts, wildlife books, leaflets etc, coffee/tea/juice/biscuits provided during the trip. Pretty much all round viewing, so that you can take in the breath-taking scenery!

Deck Area – Aft

Very spacious large aft deck with table & benches – biggest deck area out of all the tours that go to Noss.  

Toilet

There is an accessible toilet provided onboard and fully equipped with toilet paper, disposable bags/bin, hand sanitizer, and paper towels.  A toilet is very much a MUST when out at sea (see below heading for wheelchair users).

Lifejackets

Lifejackets will be provided onboard and will be demonstrated during our safety briefing prior to departure, therefore we ask that you arrive promptly!

Wheelchair Users Welcome

Wheelchair users welcome but we must inform you that the toilet door and saloon door are too narrow for the wheelchair to enter, therefore you must be able to get out of the wheelchair to access. If you let us know in advance of any mobility problems or other special needs, we will be more than happy to make arrangements where we can and at no extra charge to ensure you enjoy your cruise with Seabirds-and-Seals!

Just Call 07595 540 224 to discuss your requirements!

Testimonials

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.

Wendy

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!

Elly

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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