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Storm Petrel Dusk Trips

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Storm Petrel Dusk Trip

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One of Shetland’s most spectacular sights is the return in late evening of hundreds of small storm petrel birds after a day feeding out at sea. The northern latitude means it never really gets dark in early summer (known as the “Simmer Dim”) and the birds use this half-light to evade predators on their return to nest in the Mousa Broch and the nearby beach and field walls.

We run our very popular and acclaimed guided walks to Mousa Broch at dusk to observe this display from late May to mid-July on Wednesdays and Saturdays (duration 1½-2 hours) for which booking is required.

For online bookings click here.

Alternatively email or telephone 079 018 723 39

The short fifteen minute crossing departs from Sandsayre pier, Sandwick unless otherwise advised, and all sailings are weather dependant. Please check your sailing is operating ....

Additional trips made if demand is high. Please enquire if you are unable to book preferred date.

Timetable and Fares

Dusk Sailing timetable
Operates from late May to mid-July on Wednesdays and Saturdays
May Depart 22:30hrs

Sat 23rd, Wed 27th, Sat 30th

June Depart 23:00hrs Wed 3th, Sat 6th, Wed 10th, Sat 13th, Wed 17th, Sat 20th, Sun 21st, Wed 24th, Sat 27th
July Depart 22:30hrs Wed 1st, Sat 4th, Wed 8th, Sat 11th, Wed 15th, Sat 18th, Wed 22nd
Dusk Sailing fares
Adult  £20.00
Children (5-16 years)  £10.00

Payment is made in Sandwick before departure to Mousa. Please note we are sorry but we don’t take card payments.

Other Mousa Trips

Besides the Storm Petrel Dusk Trips, we operate scheduled day-time crossings for an Island Trip, as well as short cruises around the local waters of the island during the summer months. These trips, lasting approximately one hour give the visitor an opportunity to experience the nature and history of the area, as well as splendid views of the famous broch. A cruise may be of interest to less able visitors as well as those who simply want to enjoy a relaxing and informative excursion. For announcement of the cruises please check our Sailing Information Updates.