Wildlife Cruises around Noss NNR

Daily trips departing from Victoria Pier, Lerwick

Gannet Feeding Frenzy - Photo by Richard Shucksmith

  • The ultimate Shetland wildlife experience – Unrivalled spectacle & photographic opportunities with the awesome Noss cliffs backdrop.
  • Highly experienced ornithologist skipper & wildlife guide
  • Comfortable, slow speed, bespoke wildlife rib cruiser, partial canopy cover, room to stand, photograph & enjoy. Small groups - max 6 passengers per trip!
  • Tour includes cruise around Bressay via Noss 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!

9.45am & 2.15pm Daily Boarding (departure approx 15 mins later)
May – October 2017

Cruise Ship Days

9.45am, 12,45pm & 3.45pm Daily Boardings (departure approx 15 mins later)

The 12.45pm afternoon departure is best suited to cruise ship visitors as well as the usual 9.45am morning tour departures.

£45 Adults / £25 Under 16's

'Early Bird' Boat Trips

Gannet in evening light

For those early risers, we offer you our special 'Early Bird' trips for that much sort after early morning light at the back of Noss! Come capture those golden hours, with the best light for photography at this location, just wonderful to see the birds & cliffs bathed in early Shetland light! We'll have you back in Lerwick with great memories & a camera full of pics before breakfast & before most of the town has stirred into life!!

5.30am Daily Boarding (departure approx 15 mins later)

Prices as above.

Please note all trips are weather permitting - we will try and contact you via your contact number provided upon booking if we are likely to not run due to adverse weather & offer you an alternative time and or date for a boat trip with us.

Our boat, if not on a chartered wildlife cruise, is available for bespoke trips, commercial use, ecological surveys & other outdoor pursuits throughout the year, please contact us directly for more information and to discuss your requirements.

For enquiries please call Phil & Rebecca on: 07767872260
Or email: info@shetlandseabirdtours.com

Species and When to See

The list of species and simplified monthly guide below showing when these species are around in Shetland waters can be used as a good indicator of what you might encounter on a Shetland Seabird Tour trip on the Ayda Ruby rib cruiser!

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Gannet (Solan)
Cormorant (Muckle Skarf, Loren)
Shag (Skarf)
Fulmar (Maalie)
Red-throated Diver (Rain Gos,Loom)
Great Northern Diver (Immer Gos)
Eider (Dunter)
Long-tailed Duck (Calloo)
Common Guillemot (Longwi, Loom)
Razorbill (Sea Craa, Wylkie)
Black Guillemot (Tystie)
Puffin (Tammie Norie)
Great Skua (Bonxie)
Arctic Skua (Skootie Aalin)
Arctic Tern (Tirrick)
Common Gull Peerie Maa, Pikka Maa)
Kittiwake (Weeg, Rippack Maa)
Black-headed Gull (Hoodie Maa)
Herring Gull (Maa, Herring Maa)
Lesser-Black-backed Gull (Swaabi, Swartback)
Great-Black-backed Gull (Swaabie, Swartback)
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Common Seal
Grey Seal
Porpoise o o o o o o o o o o o o
Otter o o o o o o o o o o o o

o = occasionally seen

We highly recommend 'Discover Shetland’s Birds', a photographic guide to Shetland's breeding, wintering and migrant birds by Paul Harvey & Rebecca Nason available from www.rebeccanason.com or through the Shetland Museum shop website www.shetlandheritageshop.com

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Please note all trips are weather permitting, we will try and contact you via your contact number provided upon booking if we are likely to not run due to adverse weather & offering you an alternative time and or date for a boat trip with us.  Please see our booking terms and conditions for more information.