The Mousa Boat (Shetland)

Boat Tour

Samfrae, Cunningsburgh, Greenmow, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9HG

    Welcome to The Mousa Boat (Shetland).

    Welcome Aboard!

    We can promise you a warm welcome aboard the Mousa Boat on your journey to explore the enchanting island of Mousa. With its magnificent Iron Age broch and wonderful wildlife this really is the perfect place for visitors to experience the essential nature of Shetland.

    We operate regular sailings and tours; a Daytime Island Trip and a Late Evening Storm Petrel Trip, or if you prefer something more leisurely we also run fascinating Short Cruises around the local waters. Whichever sailing you choose, and many do both trips, please don’t leave it to the last day of your visit to Shetland as all sailings are weather dependant, and we know you wouldn’t want to miss the experience of visiting Mousa.

    Daytime Island Trip

    The journey begins at the historic Sandsayre pier, where the old boatshed, complete with a former ‘flit’ boat, has been developed into a fascinating interpretive centre to provide an insight into the life and times of the local area. Sail over to Mousa for a fascinating and memorable trip on the island - most famously the Mousa Broch, but the island is a RSPB Nature Reserve and home to many breeding wildlife, colonies of seals and birds - there is so much to see and do on Mousa Island. 

    This trip operates daily (except Saturday) from April to mid-September and booking is not required for the daily Mousa Island Trip

    Please don’t leave your trip to the last day of your visit to Shetland though, as all sailings are weather dependant. You can check your sailing is operating two hours before departure by checking the Sailing Information Update on this website. All sailings depart from Sandsayre pier, Sandwick unless otherwise advised.

    Timetable and Fares


    Daytime Sailing timetable
    Operates from April to mid-September
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Depart 13:00hrs Return 16:15hours
    Wednesday Depart 10:00hrs Return 13:15hours
    Sunday Depart 13:30hrs Return 16:30hours
    Saturday No Day Time Sailing  
    Daytime Sailing fares
    Adult  £16.00
    Concession  £14.00
    Children (5-16 years)  £7.00

    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 scheduled day-time crossing and Storm Petrel dusk trips, we operate short cruises during the summer months around the local waters. 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.

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    Opening Times
    Opening times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

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