The ultimate Shetland wildlife experience

We offer an unrivalled wildlife spectacle, close encounters & photographic opportunities with the awesome Noss cliffs backdrop. Join us for a real 'Gannet's Eye View'! Our main focus is on the incredible sight of over 25,000 gannets & other seabirds around the cliff of Noss NNR, culminating in a gannet feeding frenzy as well as close encounters with some very engaging local Grey Seals.

SPECIAL CRUISE SHIP TRIPS - We run extra tours on all Cruise Ship days to ensure that cruise ship visitors to Shetland have the opportunity to come & join us on a tour well within the timings of their own cruise ship arrivals & departures.


Highly experienced, ornithologist, skipper & guide on all trips - Phil Harris. Both Phil & Rebecca are professional ecologists, birders & naturalists have been on the wildlife tour guiding scene together since 2005. They deliver fun, personal, informative & interesting boat tours to suit all interests & ages. We are the only naturalist led boat tour company on Shetland.


Tour includes cruise out to Noss NNR internationally famous seabird cliffs via Lerwick Harbour & Bressay lighthouse to enjoy Shetland's numerous seabirds & seals, scenic views & geology. We are of course always on the look out for otters and marine mammals too! Depending on the weather conditions we circumnavigate Bressay, coming back into Lerwick from the North.

Wildlife Cruiser

Comfortable, slow speed, bespoke wildlife rib cruiser, partial canopy cover, room to stand, photograph & enjoy. Unrestricted back deck viewing area. Our boats low position in the water is perfect for viewing & photographing wildlife.

Small groups

Maximum 12 passengers per trip. We believe in quality not quantity & want you to have an excellent & memorable experience whilst a passenger on our boat!

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Tour Reviews

“We couldn't have chosen a better boat tour around Noss, thank you Phil, you were excellent at boat handling, gave us informative yet fun commentary on all the seabirds & put us in the right places at the right times, we can't wait to come out with you again when we next visit Shetland”

Steve N, Cambridge

“I didn't know you could get so close to the seabirds, I got some photographs with my iPhone I am delighted with, the Gannets were incredible”

Agnetha B, Norway

“I loved my trip with Shetland Seabird Tours from start to finish, Phil was a great guide, I highly recommend this trip”

Gary C, Shetland Islands