Shetland's essential boat trip

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Mousa the fishy story - Monday the 7th August 6pm - 9pm

Mousa sound short cruise - Wednesday the 9th August 4pm - 5pm

Noss trip - Sunday the 13th August 2pm - 5pm

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Mousa - The Fishy Story

Monday 7th August 6pm - 9pm - Fares £15 adult and £10 Child

A trip to the fishing grounds around Mousa with tradition and history in mind. Explore and see demonstration of the use of meids in fish-finding; visit some of the most prolific fishing spots discovered by trial and error in the days long before electronic navigational aids. Commentary by Charlie Simpson, author of ‘Water in Burgidale’.


Wednesday 9th August 4pm - 5pm - Fares £15 adult and £10 Child

A one-hour cruise of Mousa Sound leaving Sandsayre Pier and going down the west side taking in the sights of the Lairds house at Sandsayre, the copper mine, powder house and the Burland Broch. Before heading across to the east side (Mousa Side) we will do a bit of Seal watching and hear about the local wildlife. Then it’s across the sound for a photo opportunity with Mousa Broch as your backdrop before visiting the bay of Boulder Beach and West Ham to see Ham House, and the Mousa Boat Pier before returning to Sandsayre. This trip will take approximately one hour and give passengers 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. Lifejackets provided – please arrive promptly for safety briefing prior to departure.


Sunday 13th August 2pm - 5pm - Fares £20 adult £10 Child

A delightful three hour boat trip leaving Sandsayre Pier for a cruise up to Noss spotting wildlife on the way. On arrival at Noss, the boat will take passengers under the cliffs of the Nature Reserve for an unforgettable experience. Suitable for all ages. Lifejackets will be provided – please arrive promptly for safety briefing prior to departure.

Noss Photo Credit Hugh Harrop and Shetland Wildlife Holidays

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Midsummer on Mousa is a special time, and for a few evenings only in June (17, 20, 24) we operate a guided island walk together with a storm petrel dusk trip. This gives a unique opportunity to experience in one visit what makes Mousa a special place at this time of year on Shetland. Leaving from Sandsayre pier at 9pm, visitors are in the company of a specialist guide who will add greatly to the pleasure of the visit with their knowledge of the nature and history of this charming isle. See our website or tel +44(0)7901 872339 to make a booking. Fares Adult £35.00 Children (5-16 years) £10.00


Trips to Noss are now available for 2017 season, the basic charter would be a 3 hour trip leaving from Sandsayre.


Whale watching trips will be available, we plan to advertise on a day to day basis with updates on our Facebook page and website.

For announcements on all sailing please keep a regular check on the Sailing Update Information at the top of the page or contact us.

Please note for your comfort and pleasure these sailings are all weather dependent.