Welcome Aboard The Mousa Boat
The enchanting Isle of Mousa with its ancient Iron Age Broch and incredible wildlife is the perfect place for visitors to experience the essential nature of Shetland.
Situated at 60˚North this wild and now uninhabited island has been visited many times over the centuries, in fact it’s even been mentioned in a couple of the Norse Sagas. Today Mousa is an RSPB Nature Reserve and is home to seals and seabirds including the extraordinary Storm Petrel. The Mousa Boat has also become something of a legend in its many years of taking visitors on the short crossing to experience what makes Mousa special.
The Mousa Boat sailings are as follows:
- A daily day-time sailing from April to mid-September (no booking required)
- Our guided Storm Petrel dusk trips, sailing twice-weekly from May to mid-July, booking essential.
Original Mousa Trip
The short 15 minute journey to Mousa begins at the recently restored historic Sandsayre pier and returns there 3½ hours later. The Centre at Sandsayre pier is the converted old boatshed complete with a former Mousa Boat, the interpretive displays providing a fascinating insight into the life and times of the local area and it’s natural history.
The Original Mousa boat departs as follows:
– Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 13:00hrs – 16:15hrs
– Wednesday: 10:00hrs – 13:00hr
– Sunday: 13:30hrs – 16:30hr.
Booking not essential for the Original Mousa boat trip.
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Storm Petrel Boat Trip
One of Shetland’s most spectacular sights is the return at dusk of hundreds of Storm Petrels to their nests in the broch and field walls after a day feeding out at sea. The northern latitude of Mousa means it never really gets dark in summer (the “Simmer Dim”) and these enigmatic small birds use this half-light to evade predators on their return ashore.
From 18th May the night time trips will be every Wednesday and Saturday until the 24th July.
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New for 2013, a leisurely cruise in the waters around Mousa. You can marvel at the Mousa Broch from the comfort of the boat. This trip is perfect for people who may otherwise not be able to get onto Mousa.
Please contact Mousa Boats to find out how to book the Island Cruises 07901 872 339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original Mousa Trip Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, & Sat: Departs: 13:00hrs Returns: 16:15hrs, Wed Departs: 10:00hrs Returns : 13:00hrs, Sun Depart: 13:30hrs Returns: 16:30hrs.
Storm Petrel Boat TripWednesday & Saturday: 23:00hrs – 00:30hrs
Island Cruise Please contact Mousa Boats to find out how to book the Island Cruises 07901 872 339 or email email@example.com.
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The Mousa Boat - Wednesday 19th June sailing at 1000hrs from Sandsayre pier Sandwick -no booking required. See you there.