Shetland's essential boat trip
The schedule sailing to Mousa today ( Sunday 18-08-19 ) has been cancelled due to high swell conditions at the Mousa side.
Appologies for any inconvenience caused.

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2019 season CLOSED

DATES FOR 2020 will be posted soon

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 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 2019

Dusk Sailing timetable 2019 Season
Operates from late May to mid-July on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
MayDepart 22:30hrsMon 20th, Wed 22nd, Sat 25th, Mon 27th, Wed 29th
JuneDepart 22:30hrsSat 1st, Mon 3rd, Wed 5th, Sat 8th, Mon 10th, Wed 12th, Sat 15th, Mon 17th, Wed 19th, Sat 22nd, Mon 24th, Wed 26th, Sat 29th
JulyDepart 22:30hrsMon 1st, Wed 3rd, Sat 6th, Mon 8th, Wed 10th, Sat 13th, Mon 15th, Wed 17th.
Dusk Sailing fares
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.