Storm Petrel Dusk Sailings 2014
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.
Storm Petrels were given their emotive name by sailors as they were considered to be the harbinger of bad weather. Known as “Alamooties” in Shetland these diminutive birds spend most of their lives at sea, migrating thousands of miles to winter in the warm oceans of the southern hemisphere.
Booking Essential for our very popular Storm Petrel dusk sailings – use this online booking form or email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel +44(0)7901 872339.
Please don’t leave your visit to Mousa trip until the last day of your holiday, as all sailings are weather dependant – please also check your sailing is operating two hours before departure by visiting this website or phoning 07901 872339.
All sailings depart from Sandsayre pier, Sandwick unless otherwise advised.
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Mousa Storm Petrel Sailing Timetable
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Mousa Storm Petrel Fares
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