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Address: 14 Law Lane | Victoria Pier, Lerwick ZE1 0EA, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 7767 872260
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The ultimate Shetland wildlife experience.Incredible Gannet feeding frenzy...

The ultimate Shetland wildlife experience.Incredible Gannet feeding frenzy highlight.Unrivalled spectacle & photographic opportunities with the awesome Noss cliffs backdrop. Highly experienced skipper & guides. Comfortable, slow speed, bespoke wildlife rib cruiser.Partial canopy cover, room to stand, photograph & enjoy internationally famous seabird colonies, seals, scenic views & geology.





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Around Bressay and Noss is a must!

Excellent, competent tour guide, who knows what he is talking about: sea life. Unusual experience, we will never forget the flying and hunting gannets. Phil many thanks. Arnold... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Scalloway, United Kingdom
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Scalloway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent, competent tour guide, who knows what he is talking about: sea life. Unusual experience, we will never forget the flying and hunting gannets. Phil many thanks. Arnold & Dorothea from Switzerland

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The only boat still going out around Noss to see the abundant active birds, seals and search for Orca's Phil took us out for an education and fun two hour trip. After giving us the initial safety talk about duplication of engines, dingy and personal safety equipment and communications, he advised that his boat was more stable then the others.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This was not our first trip out to Noss to see the seabirds, but it was our first trip with Shetland Seabird Tours, and by far the most enjoyable. The boat is stable, powerful, fast and clean... perfectly suited for the job. Photographers can get much closer to the water for that eye-level perspective, and the open stern gives unimpeded... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Up close and personal with gannets diving all around the boat. Saw a harbour porpoise, fulmars, great skuas, guillemots and black guillemots, young gannets still unable to fly and kittiwakes. Coming back into harbour, Phil fed seals from the boat, so close that we got thoroughly splashed. Comfortable boat, expert commentary and safe even for a 2 and a half... More 

Thank benchpeg4
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Seriously....this was one of the best days ever and I don't mean just this summer....I mean EVER! I felt safe and thrilled at the sights and sounds and by being sooooo close to the stunning birds, seals, vast water and massive heights of the cliffs. I am still talking about this day and I look through my photos a lot....they... More 

Thank Jo M
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Thank you Phil for the fantastic trip, it was so impressive to see all the seabirds and the dolphins!

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Having been thwarted by the weather for our proposed flight into Fair Isle, Phil lifted our spirits by arranging to take us on his fabulous 2-hour cruise round Noss to see the Gannets and Bonxies up-close and personal. We were a mixed bunch of photographers and birders and all found the whole trip comfortable and surprisingly stable despite the chop... More 

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North London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Phil is the most gracious and relaxed and informed guide. His boat is amazing- you feel you're on the water and it's so comfortable. He was so tuned in and responsive to our interests and questions and we had so much fun. We fed birds and seals with mackerel. We all totally loved the experience. Worth every penny. AND with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Excellent boat tour to see the fantastic attractions in easy reach from Lerwick harbour. Highlights are the 25000 strong gannet colony on the 600 ft sheer cliffs of Noss, plenty other seabirds, and beautiful scenery. Possible bonuses are marine mammal sightings (we saw a pod of porpoises, and there have also been orcas and minke whales spotted this summer), and... More 

Thank Alan L
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We booked SST at the last minute, not realizing it was a large inflatable. However, it was a great boat and easy for my (82 year old) mother to navigate. Phil was a wonderful guide - very knowledgeable about the birds. He brought a bucket of fish with us, and after exploring the cliffs in Bressay (about 15 minutes from... More 

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