If you love nature and have an interest in seabirds and seals, this is the tour for you.

From the pier, step aboard the MV ‘Seabird’ – a fast catamaran with a good stable viewing platform and lots of space inside and out to view Shetland’s spectacular seabirds and seal colonies.


This Seabird and Seals excursion will take you really close to the 25,000 gannets, thousands of guillemots and hundreds of puffins, razorbills, black guillemots, gulls, shags and skuas at Noss National Nature Reserve.

Along the way you’ll discover the fascinating coastline of the island of Bressay. The route changes each day, depending on the wind speed and direction to ensure you are taken to the most sheltered water. Weather permitting, you’ll sail close to the magnificent rock arch of the Giant’s Leg and, with the ship's underwater camera, view plankton, starfish, crabs, sea urchins, sea anemones, soft corals and jelly fish in the beautiful Orkneyman’s Cave or a sheltered reef where fish glide above the kelp forest.

Porpoises are sometimes seen and very occasionally whales, otters and dolphins make an appearance. You will almost certainly get close to the grey seals and harbour seals.

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