• Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat
  • Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat

Shetland Seabird Tours - The Noss Boat

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The Noss Boat - Shetland's premier wildlife & photography boat tour company.
Come aboard & experience a real 'Gannet's Eye View' with one of the finest wildlife spectacles in Europe showcased by Shetland's only naturalist led, carbon neutral Noss Boat. "1 of the Top 10 Boat Tours in the UK" - The Guardian
WINNER: "BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION EXPERIENCE" highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2022.
Local knowledge - world class encounters - memories of a lifetime.



The ultimate Shetland wildlife & photography boat experience with Shetland’s only naturalist led, carbon neutral eco-boat tour company. Come & join us for a real 'Gannets Eye View' & see why we are the No.1 choice for major film crews, groups, photographers, families & all who have made us a top Shetland visitor attraction experience. Run by local couple Phil Harris & Rebecca Nason, passionate nature lovers with a wealth of marine wildlife experience, sea-faring experience & the best in customer service!

BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION EXPERIENCE Highlands & Islands Thistle Awards 2022

Best Wildlife Boat Tour Company 2023 - N Scotland Scottish Enterprise Awards

Boat Tour Operator of the Year 2023/4 Scotland - Prestige Awards

Wildlife Tour Company of the Year 2022 - Travel & Hospitality Awards Scotland

1 of TOP 10 UK BOAT TOURS The Guardian.

Traveller's Choice/Certificate of Excellence Awards from TripAdvisor every year since our business began in 2016.

• The Noss Boat wildlife tour will include an incredible gannet diving feeding frenzy, our speciality, as used by photographers and film crews from all over the world. The photographic opportunities are second to none - have your very own "Attenborough Moment".

• You’ll see one of Europe’s finest wildlife spectacles, the sight & sound of over 25,000 northern gannets lining the towering sandstone cliffs of Noss & swirling around the skies above us.

• You will be guided by our highly experienced skipper & professional naturalist Phil Harris, with live, fun, engaging commentary given throughout your tour suited to all ages. Phil loves nothing more than to be quizzed on his ornithological knowledge, so don’t hold back with any questions!

• You will travel through some of the richest marine environments on Shetland, around Noss National Nature Reserve & Bressay, surrounded by thousands of seabirds, from atlantic puffin, razorbill and common guillemot, to black guillemot, great skua, kittiwake & shag.

• You’ll see close, inquisitive grey seals, which have been following fishing boats through Lerwick harbour for decades, as well as pass slowly by some of Shetland’s iconic landmarks & striking local geology. We are delighted to be Geopark partners, sharing local geological knowledge with all.

• We are always on the lookout for whales too. With increasing sightings of Orca in Shetland waters, we hope to be able to shout ‘whale!’ during your Noss boat tour. Certainly if they are in the area, you could be on no better boat & with no better guide than "Spotter Harris" to experience these ultimate marine mammals. We are also seeing Risso's Dolphin, Minke Whale & even Basking Sharks with increasing regularity.

• Our boat is a fabulous 11.5 metre Redbay twin engine boat, designed & built for wildlife watching at sea & perfect for Shetland waters. Uniquely on Shetland, our boat has 12 new, comfortable upholstered padded seats with backrests for all passengers as well as a large decking area for panoramic viewing & photography.

• There is a TOILET below deck for peace of mind whilst out on the sea & we provide 12 fabulous new Opticron wildlife watching binoculars (sponsored by Opticron) & seabird and cetacean identification charts for all during the tour.

• Young children are given a free Noss Boat eco-gift bag whilst onboard (worth £6) & we have a range of bespoke Noss Boat clothing & merchandise available for adults & children onboard (see online or on the shop leaflets in each seat pocket).

• We have teamed up with the local Peerie Shop Cafe, Lerwick to offer all our passengers a discount card for 10% off a hot drink or mug of soup post tour too!

• We look forward to welcoming you aboard. Come & see why we offer the best boat, the best wildlife experience, the best guides & of course, the best value for money. To avoid disappointment, please do book early either via our website booking system, email, phone or through the Lerwick Tourist Office, our tours are extremely popular! You will find parking available at Victoria Pier Car Park right next to the slipway we depart from & just opposite Lerwick Tourist Office.

How to book?

We have an easy online booking system on our website: www.shetlandseabirdtours.com 2024 bookings now being taken!

or call Phil on: +44 (0)7767872260

or email us: info@shetlandseabirdtours.com

You can also book via the Lerwick Tourist Office by either calling them: +44 (0)1595 693434 or by walking in & booking in person.

FARES: ADULTS: £60 UNDER 16's: £25


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Phil Harris & Rebecca NasonOrtolan House B&B14 Law LaneLerwickShetland IslandsZE10EAScotlandZE1 0EL
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