Shetland's essential boat trip
Thanks to all our customers this season in what was our first year running the ferry service to Mousa. We have met so many interesting people from all over the world. It's been such a pleasure introducing many of you to Mousa and the 2000 plus year old Ironage broch for the first time and meeting others who make the trip as often as they can.
Our amazing storm petrel trips at dusk where you can experience the simmer dim at it's best, watch the return of the petrels from their feeding grounds and as they greet their partners, listen to the incredible churring noise of their call fill the air.

Our one hour Mousa sound cruises were also very popular starting at the Stevenson pier at Sandsayre and heading down towards the Burland broch then across the sound and down the West side of Mousa hearing local history all the way before returning to Sandsayre.

Then there was our charters to Noss where so much wonderful footage was obtained of the gannet colony and their feeding frenzy, the artic skuas, black guillemots, artic terns, oyster catchers, fulmars and many more, as well as viewing spectacular cliff sceneary.

We will be available for some other charter work until mid October.

We are now taking charter bookings for our 2018 season. Please e-mail us with your requirements.

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 Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays (duration 2-2 1/2 hours) for which booking is required.

For online bookings click here.

Alternatively email info@mousa.co.uk 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 2018

Dusk Sailing timetable 2018 Season
Operates from late May to mid-July on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
MayDepart 22:30hrsWed 23rd, Sat 26th, Mon 28th, Wed 30th
JuneDepart 22:30hrsSat 2nd, Mon 4th, Wed 6th, Sat 9th, Mon 11th, Wed 13th, Sat 16th, Mon 18th, Wed 20st, Sat 23rd, Mon 25th, Wed 27th, Sat 30th.
JulyDepart 22:30hrsMon 2nd, Wed 4th, Sat 7th, Mon 9th, Wed 11th, Sat 14th, Mon 16th, Wed 18th.
Dusk Sailing fares
Adult£25.00
Children (5-16 years)£10.00

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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 near the top of the page.