Shetland's essential boat trip
We hope you are all keeping safe and well during these strange and uncertain times.
The star attraction of our trip is the World famous Mousa Broch which is managed by Historic Scotland.
Historic Scotland have advised us that in line with current restrictions many of their sites including Mousa Broch will not re-open until 26th April 2021 at the earliest and only then if the easing of restrictions allows.
Because of this and some other factors such as the April weather, smaller visitor numbers (which is normal during April) We at Mousa Boat have made a decision not to operate a schedule service to Mousa during April.
We will begin with Schedule runs on Saturday the 1st of May 2021 and only then if the most up to date restrictions allow it.
We will however be available for any charter work during April 2021.
To keep our customers safe during our trips we will be running with a maximum of thirty passengers at a time, this allows space for social distancing, even though you will be seated on an open deck we would ask that all passengers wear face masks (unless exempt) and also that you use the hand sanitizer provided as you board.
If required we will do a second boat run (half an hour later) if the visitor numbers on the day are greater than thirty, so no one will miss out.
We look forward to welcoming you all on board and we'll do everything we can to make sure you enjoy your trip with us to experience this beautiful and unique uninhabited Island loaded with all it's wildlife and history including the World famous Mousa Broch.
Take care
Mousa Boat Team
*Storm Petrel trips 2021 are now live, please book early to avoid disappointment.*

look forward to having you onboard.

Booking is required for these trips

Book Now


Midsummer on Mousa is a special time, and for a few evenings only in June (15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 26th) 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, the basic charter would be a 3 and a half hour trip leaving from Sandsayre.

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.



A delightful three and a half 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