All Seabirds-and-Seals cruises leave from Victoria Pier Slipway in the centre of the old town of Lerwick, just 100m from the Tourist Information Centre at the Market Cross. Just look for a blue and white catamaran with “The Noss Boat” painted on the front of the wheelhouse. That’s m.v. Seabird. Our overnight berth is next to the lifeboat but all passenger embarkation is at the slipway, so you can safely walk aboard without having to climb ladders or steps.
Our slipway, here in the Small Boat Harbour, is still called “Da Bressa Slip” by townsfolk who remember the days before car ferries, when it was the terminus for the old passenger ferry to the island of Bressay, half a mile across Lerwick Harbour.
Bressay Sound is one of the major channels through the Shetland islands, and an important feeding ground for seabirds and seals.
Bressay has superb cliff scenery and also some peaceful, sheltered inlets that make prime otter habitat, despite being so close to the busy town of Lerwick.
Beyond the green fields and heathery hills of Bressay lies our main destination, Noss, a National Nature Reserve since 1955 and one of Europe’s premier wildlife attractions.
When you join m.v. Seabird you’ll receive a free guide to Noss, including a detailed map of the island. We have a large Ordnance Survey map of Bressay and Noss in the cabin and you can also peruse the nautical charts kept on board.
Lerwick is the main touring centre for Shetland and the Tourist Information Centre at the Market Cross in Lerwick will be happy to provide free maps to help you find your way around our beautiful and fascinating islands.
To book, call 07595 540 224 or email