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Above&UnderWater Shetland

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Address: Victoria Pier Slipway, Lerwick, Scotland
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Wildlife Nature tours with a difference! Get the best of both worlds, Above...

Wildlife Nature tours with a difference! Get the best of both worlds, Above and Below the water. Join us -- Alan & Robbi, Shetland's most experienced Marine & Nature Guide team -- on our motor yacht, the m.v. Galathea, with a small number of guests for a fun and fact-filled voyage of discovery. From seabirds to sea urchins, from towering cliffs to hidden caves, from grey seals to purple starfish, let us introduce you to the best-known and the less-known wildlife around our coasts.

We offer a range of tours: our 3 hour 'Discovery' Wildlife Adventure Tour; our 3+1/2 hour 'Noss Cliffs' Wildlife Tour; our 2 hour 'Essential' Short Cruise Special; and our 2 hour 'Simmer Dim' Evening Cruise. Choose the cruise that's right for you!

We have special family & group rates. Let us know ahead of time, and we'll have animals in our aquarium for the kids!

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Robbi and Alan were fantastic, friendly and informative guides. They took us to marvellous places that we would never otherwise have seen - including, with their video robot, to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Robbi and Alan were fantastic, friendly and informative guides. They took us to marvellous places that we would never otherwise have seen - including, with their video robot, to 40 feet under water. Strongly recommended for any trip to Shetland.

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

We love TripAdvisor reviews -- it's fascinating to read our guests comments about what they loved...e.g. "marvelous places". We couldn't agree more. And what's even better is we see not just 40 FEET underwater, but 40 METRES (about 120 feet)! Some of Robbi's best friends live underwater! Thanks for the review. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

An excellent trip. We were taken to places inaccessible by land and shown the incredibly beautiful world underwater, all illustrated by Robbie's wonderful descriptions. The images of the seascape, the whirling masses of birds will stay with me forever!

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

Shetland's landscape & wildlife just can't be beat (ah, well, we're a bit biased!). We're so glad you could join us for a wonderful afternoon cruising the coasts...and the underwater world! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable afternoon with Robbi and Alan. The are both passionate and experienced tour operators with vast knowledge of the local sea and bird life. This tour exceeded my expectations and is well worth the time and money.

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

After more than a decade showing people the wildlife around Bressay & Noss, yes -- we're STILL passionate about Shetland's wonders! We're so glad you could join us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, a fantastic trip with Alan and Robbi - our second in two years! The cliffs at Noss and the Gannet colony did not disappoint - or the sight of the Bonxies mugging the Gannets for their fish! Robbi and Alan animated and informative hosts as ever!

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

It's great having young people who engage on our tours, so The Wettons did not disappoint! We enjoyed having your family aboard, to revel in Shetland's nature & wildlife. More 

South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The highlight of our trip! Enjoyed meeting Charlie the seal and seeing the underwater animals. Thanks Robbi and Alan

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

We're glad you could join us. Of course, we always see seabirds; but for so many of us, it's the more unusual animals that we revel in! Thanks for the review, Victoria. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best boat tour I have ever been on. Alan and Robbi were very welcoming and made us feel comfortable on board (as I am a little scared of water! Lol). The boat was fantastic and had everything you could ever need on board. We toured around Lerwick then around Bressay, stopped to look at seals in their... More 

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

If there's one thing better than being able to show visitors Shetland's fantastic array of wildlife, it's being a 'host' to people loving our wildlife! We love taking people onboard our 'floating home', to tell them about Shetland's wonders. We wouldn't be able to do it without our guests, so we need to thank you for joining us! Thanks for... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Very lucky to have two of the nicest hosts possible on this trip. We were one of two couples who went out on this trip today. Weather was typical Shetland but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of Alan and Robbi or our own spirits. We saw some of the most spectacular scenery and this was supported by excellent commentary... More 

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

Well, we can't count on brilliant weather in Shetland, but we can still count on the wildlife & scenery, can't we?! We're so glad you could join us, and be 'distracted' from the weather by "spectacular scenery" and seeing/hearing about all the seabirds, seals and underwater sea life. Thanks for your feedback! More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Alan & Robbi make a great team; they explained things in a way that everyone could understand. One of the reasons why their trips 'work', is because Alan & Robbi know the best places to provide excellent views of seals and seabirds. There is also the added benefit of the underwater camera, which on our trip, showed a seal or... More 

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

Ah, Shetland -- seabirds, seals and other marine life! Of course we've sneaked around to find the best places. :-) We love questions! That's what makes our tours endlessly interesting and entertaining for US, as well -- after more than a decade together offering tours around Shetland, we still like telling, explaining, questioning, wondering...and marvelling! Thanks so much for your... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Robbie an Allen are excellent guides to the fauna of the seas around Shetland. Robbie is able to communicate complex ideas in an accessible and enjoyable way. They were both lovely with our young grandchildren and treated them at the right level without interfering with the pleasure of the other people in the group. The boat is very stable and... More 

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

Our focus, of course, is on all the coastal life & scenery -- seabirds and seals, underwater marine life, cliffs and caves. So naturally, we stay (very safe!) within sight of land: that's where the intersting bit is, we think! We're so glad that you and your grandkids enjoyed the tour. There's nothing like young, enthusiastic minds to carry everyone... More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Alan, a native Shetlander, and Robbi, an expert biologist, are the perfect team for this boat trip. We toured Bressay and Noss, learning about Shetland history as well as bird and marine life. Helped by Robbi, our kids (9, 11, and 13) were able to spot a wide range of birds and learn all about their behaviour which was fascinating.... More 

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UnderWater-Shetland, Owner at Above&UnderWater Shetland, responded to this review

Wow. Thanks! We love working in a live 'zoo'! Puffins, guillemots, fulmars, gannets...seals, starfish, crabs...who could want more? There's only ONE thing better than living in a place like this: sharing it. More 

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