Sailing Information

Thursday 21st August

Daytime Mousa Trip

sailing at 13.00 no booking required


The Mousa Boat - Leaflet

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Mousa Shetland 2014

Here's a short video from Newton from the RSPB visiting Mousa Island in May 2014.

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Storm Petrel Dusk Trip

Booking is required for this 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 ....

Timetable and Fares

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

Wed 28th, Sat 31st

June Depart 23:00hrs Wed 4th, Sat 7th, Wed 11th, Sat 14th, Wed 18th, Sat 21st, Wed 25th, Sat 28th
July Depart 22:30hrs Wed 2nd, Sat 5th, Wed 9th, Sat 12th, Wed 16th, Sat 19th
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.