Underwater Shetland Ltd

Boat Tour

PO Box 11687, Lerwick, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE1 9BB

    UnderWater Shetland Ltd offers underwater marine life tours on a relaxing and comfortable boat, the Galathea. Sit inside our cosy cabin while we drive our remotely operated vehicle (ROV) camera and explore the amazingly rich and beautiful sea life in Shetland’s waters. Watch live video on our large screen and hear entertaining stories about these intriguing creatures. With a biologist as guide and a native Shetlander as skipper, you can also see and hear about all the wildlife above the water, as well as Shetland’s history and culture. We also offer specialist charters for groups, parties, educational field trips and scientific research.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 May 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

    Evening trips are available by arrangement.

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult fare £35.00 per ticket
    Over 60s £30.00 per ticket
    Reg'd Disabled/Unemployed £25.00 per ticket
    Student £25.00 per ticket
    Under 16 £20.00 per ticket
    Under 5 Free

    Family rates
    2 Adults + 2 Under 16 = £ 95
    2 Adults + 3 Under 16 = £ 110
    2 Adults + 4 Under 16 = £ 125

    Group rates
    4-5 Adults: 10% discount
    6-8 Adults: 15% discount
    Over 8 Adults: Phone for charter rates

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Children Welcome

    Languages Spoken

    • Swedish spoken

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Children Welcome


    • Microwave
    • Toilets


    • Island Location
    • Waterfront Location
    • Coastal Location


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Disabled Parking

    Road Directions

    UnderWater Shetland tours leave from the centre of Lerwick from the Small Boat Harbour, right next to the taxi rank on the Victoria Pier carpark. Parking at the carpark is free on Sundays, with charges at other times. Free car parking is available in some carparks up from the harbour.

    Public Transport Directions

    UnderWater Shetland tours leave from the Small Boat Harbour, next to the taxi rank on the Victoria Pier carpark, in the centre of Lerwick. There is a bus stop at Victoria Pier.

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    Journey Planner

    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
    • There is an audible alarm system


    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 3
      • There is a handrail by the steps


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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